Review: Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen

Eat Slay Love (Living With the Dead #3)

Publisher: Orbit (July 2011)
Source: Publisher for review
Urban Fantasy/Zombies
Living With the Dead Series

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble) 

Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they’re headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored “Wall.” They’re feeling pretty optimistic.That is until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects.Eat. Slay. Love.Because they haven’t got a prayer.

  In Eat Slay Love we rejoin my favorite post zombie apocalypse married couple, Sarah and David, as they attempt to get to the rumored “Wall” in the east, hoping to find safety from the society that’s let them down. I mean, zombies are the ultimate letdown, right? Of course, with these two, you know it’s not gonna be smooth sailing, and the seas get pretty rough during this outing. See, there was an incident in the last novel that might have changed David a bit, and Sarah is noticing more and more, well, odd things about him. Sarah is also hoping she’ll be reunited with her mom and dad, even though the chances of that are slim. All that aside, they’ve got some precious cargo with them that could change the face of the world forever. Add to the mix a stalkerazzi journalist that may have her own secret agenda, an aging rockstar that seems to have lost his band, and his wits, to the zombies, a camp full of people that aren’t about to let strangers into the mix (think Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome here), and of course all the zombie killin’ action you can handle, and you’ve got a read that you won’t want to put down! 
  I adore this series, and it just keeps getting better and better. Sarah narrates with her trademark snark, and even though you’ll giggle, you’ll cringe too, because Ms. Petersen lets the dark humor fly, and the story is tempered with moments of levity that will definitely bring you down to earth. This kind of writing is hard to do, weaving humor into admittedly horrid situations, but the author manages with a sure hand and never lets the pacing falter. There are a few twists in this one that left me smiling and the ending leaves off with plenty of material for lots more fun with this kick-ass couple. Do they find the “wall”? Does Sarah reunite with her family? And just what is wrong with David? You’ll get your questions answered in this one, I promise, and trust me, you won’t want to put it down!


  1. Chelsea / Vampire Book Club

    I still need to start this series. I think I may be on a zombie novel kick — something about the juxtaposition levity and nasty works for me. (I'm a special lady, I suppose.)

  2. I love your reviews, but I might have to stop reading them…. you're causing my TBR list to grow too much! 😀 Seems like so many good zombie books are popping up, and I love it!


  3. Christy-I just love this series! It'll make you laugh, guaranteed! And thank you for the kind words!

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