For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead book #2) by Jesse Petersen

The Zombie Apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they’re starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs.
There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers…Except one of them doesn’t want the zombies dead, he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients and this time, Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Warning: No spoilers for Flip this Zombie but there are references to Married with Zombies - Living with the Dead, Book #1

Kevin's (Karen's DH) review:
When we last saw Dave and Sarah in Married with Zombies they were in the southwest after surviving zombie attacks during their escape from Seattle. They now have a business called Zombiebusters, exterminating zombies for supplies and are still the same snarky couple I’ve come to enjoy. Dave & Sarah remind me of how I think Karen and I would act in a zombie apocalypse. We may get on each others nerves on occasion but we'd kick zombie ass. 

One of their main customers is “no-toes”. When they meet him, he tells them tales of zombies that are bigger and faster than the ones they have seen thus far and he needs them removed. David and Sarah accept the job and head off to remove the super zombie menace but don’t find any, just the usual run of the mill zombies. They collect the heads as proof and go back to “no toes” for payment but he’s gone. When they visit the survivor camp that night there's a note requesting their services. This is when they meet the mysterious Dr. Kevin Benson. He tells them he has a cure for the zombie outbreak but he needs zombies at different stages to perfect the serum. The only problem is he needs them alive…I mean dead but alive…whatever - it's zombies. You know that won’t end well.

I loved how Dave and Sarah clicked throughout the story. They are really working well together now, as a team. Peterson did a good job with the pacing and surprises. She threw in just enough humor to fit the situations. When they run into a 12yr old boy I rolled my eyes thinking here comes one of those sappy hallmark stories, but it never arrives. It fact there is a twist.

There was a moment when Sarah pissed me off with a decision she made that was stupid and didn’t fit with what I expected from her. This decision will lead to a really big problem. She realizes her F-up after the fact but it didn't ring true to me.

Rating: 3 out of 4 If you like zombie stories with a side of snark, you’ll like this. It’s light, humorous and gory. There are betrayals, super zombies, a mad scientist, a 12yr old with an attitude and…..are you ready…..guinea pig zombies.

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Source: Purchased
Publisher: Orbit
Buy the book! Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead, book 2)

11 comments:

  1. Karen, I totally love that your husband guest reviewed! I wish I could get my family that involved!

    Kevin, awesome review! I have read all three of these books but it's very cool to get a guy's take on the book. I hope you guest review more!

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    2. Thanks, I do read alot I'm just lazy wrinting reviews. I do have a review for Eat, Slay, Love that Karen will be posting sometime.

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  2. that was a great review Kevin aka DH -- I love me some zombies. Too bad I can't get my husband away from World at War or whatever it is to read a book. <-- End Rant -->

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    1. Thank you. My reading is pretty much limited to zombies and horror.

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  3. Love this review! Like the other commenters, I wish my hubby was a big reader.

    I've always meant to read this series. Maybe this will give me the extra push!

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    1. Yeah you should give the series a try. It has your basic zombies with humor and it's a quick read.

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  4. "...how I think Karen and I would act in a zombie apocalypse." How romantic!

    That was a great (and succinct) review! I've heard a few things about this book though no one is very "OMG! Get this now!" it seems to be a crowd pleaser, so to put it. It's probably not a bad idea to get this during a slump since it's likely to resuce me.

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    1. Yeah that's Karen and I - Power zombie apocolypse couple. Karen tells me you are to our zombie bait. It's not an OMG book but it's fun.

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  5. The 12 year old with an attitude sounds intriguing to me. I still haven't read the first one though.

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  6. I can take on a few zombies, and zombies with snark, well the better :) As long as I do not need to watch them on telly I am good

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