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.
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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