Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead #1) by Jesse Petersen

Married With Zombies
by Jesse Petersen

Series: Living with the Dead #1
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Zombies
Publisher: Orbit

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things – the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn’t mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don’t eat their brains, they might just kill each other.
Married with Zombies on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Jesse Petersen's Website

My Thoughts:

If this book were a zombie it would be in the middle of the pack. Sure it will enjoy some tasty flesh and brains but it wouldn’t be on the front lines and seeing all of the action. In other words, it falls into my ‘good but not great’ category. I did like that the zombie apocalypse was a major theme, but not the only theme throughout the book. You also see how Sarah and David try to work through their broken marriage and work together (or not) to survive.

And mad props to Sarah being aware of her surroundings and using some more unusual methods of killing zombies. The bathroom scene was one of my favorites and gets a thumbs up from this guts and gore lover.

I do plan to continue the series but for now it will take a back burner to other books on my to read list.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5


  1. Haha Married with Zombies!
    I love the title!

  2. From the synopsis it kind of reminds me of that old movie War of the Roses... but with Zombies lol. I've been wanting to pick this one up, or either White Trash Zombies. They both kind of get that "fun zombie" feel to it. Great review Jen!

    1. Haha, I haven't thought about that movie in so long!


I love hearing from you and will try to respond to comments as much as possible.