Flip this Zombie by Jesse Petersen
(Living with the Dead #2)
Simon & Schuster ( July 2011)
Paperback, 247 pages
Urban Fantasy, Zombies

Flip this Zombieis the second book in the Living with the Undead series and although it’s an enjoyable read it didn’t have the same impact, humour and laugh out loud moments that were so much a part of the first book Married with Zombies.

Somewhere along the way, this novel became a little too much like so many other zombie novels. It lost a little bit of it’s originality and although Sarah and David still snark at each other and banter back and forth it isn’t in the same tongue in cheek way I loved to much in the first book.

Flip this Zombie is a little darker, which I normally like, but because this series started out with such a light and humourous tone I assumed, and hoped, this would be continued in the next instalment.

Sarah and Dave are now head of a new business, ZombieBusters Inc, which sees them splattering more zombie brains than usual. But now they are experienced zombie hunters and have gained knowledge of all their weaponry. They are no longer the naive married couple we met in the first book – which I missed a little too be honest – they are a zombie fighting duo.

There’s also the addition of a scientist who proclaims to have a possible cure and hires Sarah and Dave to collect live zombies for him to test on. But things do not go to plan. There are quite a few twists and turns that kept me turning the pages, but mostly it was all quite predictable.

VERDICT:

Flip this Zombie isn’t as enjoyable or as fresh as the first book, Married with Zombies, but it is still entertaining. I will definitely be reading the third instalment, Eat, Slay, Love.

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BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER

  1. Married with Zombies
  2. Flip this Zombie
  3. Eat Slay Love
  4. The Zombie Whisperer

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Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

5 Comments


FICTION STATE OF MIND September 2, 2011 at 6:06 am

I strugled with this one too but I must say the third one Eat Slay love is really good! disappointed there wont be a book 4 :(

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Midnyte Reader September 2, 2011 at 6:15 am

I saw this at Borders today, but didn't pick it up. I haven't read the 1st one. Since Fiction State of Mind said Eat Slay Love is good, I'll definitely try the first two.

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Evie September 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I love how you listed the reading order of the series. Everyone should do it!

Nice review!

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Laura Summers (BCC) September 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Don't you hate it how sometimes the second book is not as good as the first. I have yet to give a zombie book a go, I really must :-)

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Book Chick City September 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Kai (FSOM) – Yes, I'm a bit disappointed there won't be more in the series as I think there would have been more for Dave and Sarah to get up to :)

Midnyte Reader – The first book MARRIED WITH ZOMBIES is really fun, I enjoyed that a lot so I would recommend this series overall, especially if you like zombies :)

Evie – I'm glad you like reading order list – I must say I also find it handy :)

Laura – If you've not read much zombie fiction I wouldn't suggest you start with this series, even though I enjoyed it there are better zombie novels out there to begin with. Such as ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED, which is just absolutely brilliant! :)

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