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Third book in the Living with the Dead series: a heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.


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Third book in the Living with the Dead series: a heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse.

30 review for Eat Slay Love

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi

    We are farther into the Zombie Apocalypse and our loving couple is trying to get to safety and find someone to pass on something they hope will change the world, again. Unfortunately not every one wants the madness to end. Especially those that may have started it. An excellent story that takes humor and horror and mixes them perfectly.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    (Spolier Alert: Do not read unless you’ve read the previous two books in the Living With The Dead series.) If you’re familiar with some of my more recent reviews, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Living With The Dead series. So I was very excited to sink my teeth into (no zombie pun intended) Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen and read it in just a few days. Picking up where Flip This Zombie left off, Sarah and David are making their way to the Midwest wall in hopes of passing off the vial of the cur (Spolier Alert: Do not read unless you’ve read the previous two books in the Living With The Dead series.) If you’re familiar with some of my more recent reviews, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Living With The Dead series. So I was very excited to sink my teeth into (no zombie pun intended) Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen and read it in just a few days. Picking up where Flip This Zombie left off, Sarah and David are making their way to the Midwest wall in hopes of passing off the vial of the cure they’ve procured. But the journey is much easier said than done since they have to stick to local roads (zombie and car crash filled highways are just too risky) and find supplies along the way. Sarah and David’s marriage, which was rocky when we first met them, is intact but Sarah has a sense of worry over losing David – who was bite, but cured, by a zombie. Her fears aren’t irrational either. Suddenly David is lifting nearly double his weight, sleeping less and overall is a bit more bad ass than before. While Sarah struggles with this they end up saving a tabloid TV reporter who joins them on their trip to the wall to film it all. Just when the three think they’ve left the crazy cults behind on the West Coast they run into one down south. A shocking discovery is made about David in the process of their escape from the cult. While Sarah fights to keep the secret of the cure from their TV reporter friend, it becomes harder and harder. Especially when a former rock legend now turned some-what-recovering addict joins them. Now, the four kick it into gear and aim to make it to the Midwest wall before any cults (or zombies) can get a hold of them. The last 50 pages or so are completely addicting and left me turning the pages at record speed to find out what happens. While the ending gives a bit of closure, enough so that I’m wondering if there will be a 4th Living With The Dead. While Eat Slay Love could work as the final book, I can’t help but want more of Sarah and David’s adventures. Heck I’d even read a “Life After Living With The Dead” book. Who wouldn’t want to see Sarah back at work pulling a gun on a co-worker who sneaks up on her? Overall, fans of Living With The Dead will find themselves loving Eat Slay Love. Which, in my opinon, may just be the best book in the series. Book Rating: 10/10

  3. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    This is the 3rd book in the Living With the Dead series. Zombies, as a genre, isn't where I spend a lot of time, but over the years, I've come across some wonderful zombie books....unfortunately this wasn't one of them. This was just okay for me. I liked the story line about a possible cure and its side effects, but the characters were a little annoying. This had a light and fluffy feel. I guess I was wanting a little more depth but the characters were always fluttering off to the next scene and This is the 3rd book in the Living With the Dead series. Zombies, as a genre, isn't where I spend a lot of time, but over the years, I've come across some wonderful zombie books....unfortunately this wasn't one of them. This was just okay for me. I liked the story line about a possible cure and its side effects, but the characters were a little annoying. This had a light and fluffy feel. I guess I was wanting a little more depth but the characters were always fluttering off to the next scene and I never felt I was getting to know them any better. So 2 stars, and I don't think I'll be reading more in this series. It wasn't for me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    Some fun adventures with Sarah and David trying to deliver the cure for becoming a zombie. Plus, some bad ass women in this one. Sarah and someone new they meet on the road, really bring the heat to some bad dudes and situations.

  5. 5 out of 5

    C.R. Sedore

    This was excellent. I have come to enjoy the humor in this book and the witty comebacks. A secure ready that you will finish in one sitting. Now that David has been bitten and cured by a zombie they are on their way to deliver the cure. Sarah is upset because David seems fine but he is super strong as a side effect. I am glad that their marriage was saved by the Apocalypse. I found the TV reporter a tad annoying, but I loved the addition of the rock star. So funny. They run into another cult cou This was excellent. I have come to enjoy the humor in this book and the witty comebacks. A secure ready that you will finish in one sitting. Now that David has been bitten and cured by a zombie they are on their way to deliver the cure. Sarah is upset because David seems fine but he is super strong as a side effect. I am glad that their marriage was saved by the Apocalypse. I found the TV reporter a tad annoying, but I loved the addition of the rock star. So funny. They run into another cult could you imagine. That's all I'm spoiling. Read!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Berls

    This was another fun read - as a conclusion it's open ended... but what do ya know, turns out it's not the last book like I thought, so never mind that. The action was fun, the new characters added humor and conflict. I love where their relationship has ended up, considering where they started in book 1. And it's always interesting the way, despite being funny, this series still throws some unexpected gut punches. Now to look into that book #4 that I didn't realize existed!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This series just keeps getting better and better. More suspense, more character development, more danger, more heroism—and a satisfying end to it all. I know that there is a fourth book, but I can’t help but think that at one time, this one was intended to be the last. This is a perfect mix of humor and pathos, of adventure and romance, and of marriage plus zombies. It lives up to the standards set by its predecessors, and then it goes even further. Lovely.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    2020 I eventually liked Nicole and McCray (he definitely took longer to like), but it had been David and Sarah alone for so long that it was a little weird to change that group dynamic. Eventually, it was weird in a good way. And my like for Nicole kind of flip flopped. Some of the time I like her and then she'd be a little annoying (especially when they met McCray) and I'd start to dislike her again. Aside from that, it ended pretty well. Which was a bit surprising since there is another book 2020 I eventually liked Nicole and McCray (he definitely took longer to like), but it had been David and Sarah alone for so long that it was a little weird to change that group dynamic. Eventually, it was weird in a good way. And my like for Nicole kind of flip flopped. Some of the time I like her and then she'd be a little annoying (especially when they met McCray) and I'd start to dislike her again. Aside from that, it ended pretty well. Which was a bit surprising since there is another book coming up. I mean, McCray has been shot, so that's bad, but he's on his way to get help so you kind of feel like he's going to be alright. You get the news about Sarah's family, but you wish that she got to see them. Sarah and David are almost safe. So freaking close to safe with a bunker full of guns and good people. But they have to go back on the run by themselves, which sucks. But, thankfully, it wasn't this big cliffhanger ending.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nessie Smith

    The first two books were a little frustrating to read to say the least the whole time instead of being the lead it was like sarah was playing back up for David. She always gets caught or pinned by zombies and ALWAYS needs help. The whole time say "I'm no longer squeamish" then turns around and acts squeamish. Or "I'm no longer surprised by zombies" Then turns around and gets surprised and nearly bitten like she just started fighting instead of months under her belt AND always has excuse after ax The first two books were a little frustrating to read to say the least the whole time instead of being the lead it was like sarah was playing back up for David. She always gets caught or pinned by zombies and ALWAYS needs help. The whole time say "I'm no longer squeamish" then turns around and acts squeamish. Or "I'm no longer surprised by zombies" Then turns around and gets surprised and nearly bitten like she just started fighting instead of months under her belt AND always has excuse after axcuse of why she sucks so bad after boasting how good she is.. Finally I thought in this book that you know David seems to have some kool powers, Zombies avoid him, super strength, doesn't feel pain. But wait a minute he's not the star of these dame books! sarah is still weak and submissive "I know better than to argue when he has a plan..." she doesn't even have a back bone! The first book started out great (If they argues she's stand toe to toe, now she just nods like a dick whipped woman) but got crappier and crappier from there, and by this book its apparent David is the dominate one between them, he makes the decisions, she follows. David gets powers, she gets lamer. This series is lacking in a lot of areas and makes me want to burn em. DO NOT PUT THIS ON A STRONG FEMALE LEAD LIST, it really really doesn't belong anywhere near it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I really liked this third novel in the series. I think the characters are definitely growing and I like the idea inclusion of the governmet and the wall. I don't want to give anything away, but I think how the story ends is definitely the way it should have been. I couldn't imagine it working well if it ended another way. Overall I think it's a fun series and I enjoyed it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    T.W. Brown

    This one had all the potential to get crazy. Only...it just never really did (for me). Now, that said, there is enough here to continue with the series for me. I just felt a bit disappointed with this one. I thought that it fell back on some of the weaknesses from the first book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mayda

    Sarah and David are still fighting the zombies, and are continuing their journey towards the wall and safety, if the wall really exists, dividing human people from the roving zombie hordes. Author Jesse Peterson manages to keep the story fresh, in spite of the continuing battles with the zombies. But don't expect the story to end with this installment, or for things go well with our hero couple. It IS the zombie apocalypse, after all, and Sarah and Dave have more zombies to conquer before they c Sarah and David are still fighting the zombies, and are continuing their journey towards the wall and safety, if the wall really exists, dividing human people from the roving zombie hordes. Author Jesse Peterson manages to keep the story fresh, in spite of the continuing battles with the zombies. But don't expect the story to end with this installment, or for things go well with our hero couple. It IS the zombie apocalypse, after all, and Sarah and Dave have more zombies to conquer before they can rest on their laurels.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ashley - The Bookish Brunette

    In Flip This Zombie David and Sarah fight off bionic zombies created by the evil Dr. Kevin who regardless of his reasoning behind creating these 'super' zombies also managed to invent a cure (or vaccine... maybe) for the zombie infection! Since the Zombie Apocalypse went down, there have been rumors about the Midwest Wall (WIN... that means I'm safe!!!) Sarah and David are slowly making their way toward the Wall, with the zombie cure- hoping that it actually exists! In route to the Wall, they happ In Flip This Zombie David and Sarah fight off bionic zombies created by the evil Dr. Kevin who regardless of his reasoning behind creating these 'super' zombies also managed to invent a cure (or vaccine... maybe) for the zombie infection! Since the Zombie Apocalypse went down, there have been rumors about the Midwest Wall (WIN... that means I'm safe!!!) Sarah and David are slowly making their way toward the Wall, with the zombie cure- hoping that it actually exists! In route to the Wall, they happen across Nicole Nessing (a TV star from before) running from a pack of zombies. After checking to make sure she hadn't been bitten, Sarah doesn't like the way Dave is practically DROOLING all over her and contemplates throwing her back... Only for a minute though. They get BACK on the road, heavy one blonde, pre-zombie apocalypse TV star and they are immediately bombarded by trucks, inhabited by freaks racing toward them demanding they come to their "camp", because "This here road is our territory." type stuff. They have no choice... "Unfortunately, I felt like we were lambs going to a slaughter, not about to frolic in a field or something." -Sarah The leader of this 'town' (ahem... cult) decided as punishment for trespassing on their road- Dave has to go into 'The Pit' or...you know an in-ground freaking swimming pool filled will 30 zombies! Sarah and Nicole get to go free in order to spread the word to everyone else NOT TO COME NEAR THEIR TOWN. Dude- duh! Make a freaking sign you psycho! "All's fair in love and zombies." -Sarah Okay... so now this is the tricky part. Too many details/not enough... spoilers... UGH! Here we go! I'm opting for vagueness, because I HATE to spoil this book! It was SO AMAZING! Does Dave make it through the Zombie Pit of Death??? I'll NEVER tell... But, Sarah finally tells Nicole about the cure that she's got hiding under her shirt... just in case and they pick up ANOTHER stow away ex-rockstar guy! They make it to the famous Midwest Wall, which is actually a HUGE fence, surrounded by heavily armed guards, topped with razor sharp wire and oh- surrounded by a horde of zombies bigger than they've ever seen before. I know. This book is a ROLLER-COASTER ride of crazy zombie AWESOME. Seriously, I was constantly GASPING for breathe, doing the whole "Oh my god! Oh my God! Oh my God!" thing the ENTIRE time. I'm telling you- I love this series more and more with each and every book!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Storer

    3.5 Stars I really enjoyed the first book in the series, ‘Married with Zombies’ and thought it was a unique take on the genre’s leading characters. Dave and Sarah are married you see, and just before the zombie apocalypse they were on the verge of divorce. But nothing brings you together more than the world around going to shit and Sarah and Dave found their love for one another growing again, and surprisingly they made a pretty good team. However, with the second book ‘Flip the Zombie’ the humour 3.5 Stars I really enjoyed the first book in the series, ‘Married with Zombies’ and thought it was a unique take on the genre’s leading characters. Dave and Sarah are married you see, and just before the zombie apocalypse they were on the verge of divorce. But nothing brings you together more than the world around going to shit and Sarah and Dave found their love for one another growing again, and surprisingly they made a pretty good team. However, with the second book ‘Flip the Zombie’ the humour was missing for me which made the book a little darker. Normally I love dark and gritty urban fantasies but since I fell in love with the snark and Dave and Sarah’s lighthearted married couple banter I was disappointed when I found it lacking. Unfortunately, "Eat Slay Love" has gone the other way. There is way too much snark, innuendo and jokes that I felt saturated by it. Nearly every paragraph Sarah is making some quip or smart alek comment and after a while it just had my eyes rolling and started to get on my nerves. But despite this irritation of Sarah’s I still liked her, she is kinda funny and sometimes the comedic moments were spot on and brought a smile to my lips. There’s also plenty of action and suspense, and with the addition of two other characters, Nicole, a reporter and McKray, a washed out rock star, there are lots of great interactions and the dynamics between these four was great to read. After being bitten by a zombie at the end of book two, David is finding that he isn’t quite the same – he’s slightly different. Sarah is noticing all sorts of things such as his increased hunger, increased strength and the fact that the zombies don’t seem to want to eat him. While dealing with these disturbing revelations, their small group is also taken by another cult, which of course they have to escape from as well as avoiding the zombies who want to munch on their brains. VERDICT: “Eat Slay Love” is fun reading and great for a quick entertaining read. It’s not quite up to par with the first book, but definitely better than the second. I’m sad to hear that Orbit have now dropped the series, I think Sarah and Dave still had quite a few stories to tell - at least the series ended on a high note.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jaki

    I knew nothing about Jesse Petersen, nor had I ever heard of this book. I didn’t know her style, what she wrote about, or anything else she had written. Ten pages into Eat Slay Love and I was absolutely kicking myself that I had not discovered her earlier. What the heck had I been doing that I was completely oblivious to this funny, witty, absolutely delightful series about a married couple living through the zombie apocolypse?? This is the third book in the Living with the Dead series, and as so I knew nothing about Jesse Petersen, nor had I ever heard of this book. I didn’t know her style, what she wrote about, or anything else she had written. Ten pages into Eat Slay Love and I was absolutely kicking myself that I had not discovered her earlier. What the heck had I been doing that I was completely oblivious to this funny, witty, absolutely delightful series about a married couple living through the zombie apocolypse?? This is the third book in the Living with the Dead series, and as soon as I had finished it, I was on the phone to my local bookstore ordering the first two. The remarkable thing is that while this is the third about David and Sarah, I had no troubles at all following it. I wasn’t confused or lost, not having read the first two. You can definitely read this without having read the others. Sarah would probably be my favourite kick-ass heroine to date. Seriously. She has no special powers, no superstrength and she doesn’t talk to ghosts – but by god, she can kick zombie ass when she needs to. David and Sarah are my new heroes. I just adored them. And here we’ve got a bit of romance, but there’s no love triangle between the lead heroine and two broody alpha males – they’re married! I can’t tell you how refreshing that was! Snarky, sarcastic, funny….honestly I can’t say enough good things about this series. The characterization is absolutely spot-on. I actually laughed out loud in quite a few places. Seeing the zombie apocolyptic world through Sarah’s eyes almost had me hoping for the real thing – cos believe me, I’d be trying to channel Sarah if it happens!!! This is a book I will award 5 out of 5 to, and that’s rare. It’s only happened to me a couple of times this year so far – I’ve read a lot of fantastic books, but to go all out and give it the Big 5 Stars doesn’t happen very often at all. But this book….oh peoples, go out and BUY it…NOW! If you love zombies, if you love strong tough independant and FUNNY heroines, if you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ kick-ass heroine with the issues and baggage and having to decide between two alpha males…you are going to LOVE this series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    VampireNovelFan

    A series where each new book is better than the last. The Living with The Dead series should be a sitcom. It’d be the anti-The Walking Dead. I don’t know what it is about these books, be it the current pop culture references or that Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland kind of feel, but I really like them. The lines are genuinely funny, there’s plenty of action and zombie gore, and it’s a perfect length for this kind of story. In short, it certainly packs a punch (or in this case, a shotgun). If you A series where each new book is better than the last. The Living with The Dead series should be a sitcom. It’d be the anti-The Walking Dead. I don’t know what it is about these books, be it the current pop culture references or that Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland kind of feel, but I really like them. The lines are genuinely funny, there’s plenty of action and zombie gore, and it’s a perfect length for this kind of story. In short, it certainly packs a punch (or in this case, a shotgun). If you want a departure from the usual drama-filled and highly sexualized urban fantasy series, then this one comes highly recommended. Peterson writes in prose, making it very easy to visualize what’s happening so that the comedy translates better. What’s also good about these books is that you don’t really need to read the previous novels to understand the story. Sure, it does enrich the experience, but Peterson throws reminders out there at just the right time so that it isn’t a distraction or an annoyance. This helps a lot with flow and decent plot progression. I will say that if you’ve read the prior novels, it is starting to become a tad predictable in terms of their companions that they meet along the way. It’s no longer a “will they disband?” rather it’s now a “when will they disband?” I do rather like some of the characters we’ve met so I don’t always want to see them go. The point is clear that this is all about Sarah, Chris, and the zombies. Thankfully, that's still good enough.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Yolanda Sfetsos

    This is the third (and last) book in the Living With The Dead series by Jesse Petersen. And after enjoying the hell out of the other two, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one. Sarah and David now have a new mission--they've got the zombie cure and are making their way towards the Wall to make sure it gets into the right hands. Sure, there might not even be a Wall, but it's worth the effort. So they continue to trek across the country, stumbling on other survivors along the way. Here, they This is the third (and last) book in the Living With The Dead series by Jesse Petersen. And after enjoying the hell out of the other two, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one. Sarah and David now have a new mission--they've got the zombie cure and are making their way towards the Wall to make sure it gets into the right hands. Sure, there might not even be a Wall, but it's worth the effort. So they continue to trek across the country, stumbling on other survivors along the way. Here, they meet up with an annoying reporter on a mission, and a doped-up rocker. But not before nearly being killed by some radical rednecks who want to teach them a lesson. Oh, and there's the David-having-super-strength thing. And the zombies-don't-detect-David thing. Both seem to be side effects after receiving a dose of the cure himself, and definitely prove to be very handy. This is another hilarious, fast-paced addition to a series that I've grown very attached to. It's got a bit of everything--hungry zombies, lots of zombie shooting, plenty of funny banter, some sad moments, some happy moments, and some darn-scary moments. Besides, Sarah and David are so likeable, I'm very sad to see them go. I can't believe the publisher dropped this series. I'm seriously bummed about it. :( At least I can buy myself a copy of this Kindle book, featuring short stories set in the same world but featuring other characters.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Eat, Slay, Love is the perfect continuation of Flip this Zombie . The story automatically picks up from where it left off with David just barely being saved from becoming a zombie himself. The same funny comments that I’ve become to expect from Jesse Petersen did not disappoint either; however, I do wish that she would change up the story a bit. It’s always: keep heading towards the Wall, pick up supplies, kill some zombies, find some weird random human that will eventually die, find crazy people Eat, Slay, Love is the perfect continuation of Flip this Zombie . The story automatically picks up from where it left off with David just barely being saved from becoming a zombie himself. The same funny comments that I’ve become to expect from Jesse Petersen did not disappoint either; however, I do wish that she would change up the story a bit. It’s always: keep heading towards the Wall, pick up supplies, kill some zombies, find some weird random human that will eventually die, find crazy people and get kidnapped, escape from crazy people, continue heading towards the Wall. Nicole’s character, well… I kept hoping she’d hurry up and get eaten. She was obviously some dumb blonde bimbo and what was up with her constantly doing sexual favors for everyone? It was just weird and didn’t seem to mesh well with the rest of the story. Overall, I still remain happy with the series and will continue to read whatever Jesse Petersen writes.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sylvie

    At the end of the second Married With Zombies novel, Flip This Zombie, the unthinkable happened: during a fight with a zombie, Dave was bitten on the hand. Fortunately it happened at a secret research facility headed up by a mad scientist and Sarah showed up in the nick of time with a cure to the infection. Now, armed with a vial of the cure, which they hope can be used to end the Zombie Apocalypse, they travel to what may only exist as a legend: The Midwest Wall, beyond which people are said to At the end of the second Married With Zombies novel, Flip This Zombie, the unthinkable happened: during a fight with a zombie, Dave was bitten on the hand. Fortunately it happened at a secret research facility headed up by a mad scientist and Sarah showed up in the nick of time with a cure to the infection. Now, armed with a vial of the cure, which they hope can be used to end the Zombie Apocalypse, they travel to what may only exist as a legend: The Midwest Wall, beyond which people are said to still be living normal lives (emphasis on the Living!) But travel during a Zombie Apocalypse is far from easy, and between fighting off crazy zombies and even crazier humans, Dave and Sarah have plenty to do to keep busy! I really like Dave and Sarah. They're a great couple, and they really depend on one another to watch each other's back. They both risk death numerous times to keep the other safe, and they are definitely stronger together than either one would be alone.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Humorous and scary at the same time, a real zombie adventure. This book takes you places you never hope to see and it does it with a sense of humor. The main characters are a couple just out of couple therapy, full of witty comments and love for each other. Dave and Sarah race across the US to reach the safe zone in Illinois. The world has been eaten by brain craving zombies. They shot, cut and blow there way along their path meeting some a few unique characters along the way. My favorite being a Humorous and scary at the same time, a real zombie adventure. This book takes you places you never hope to see and it does it with a sense of humor. The main characters are a couple just out of couple therapy, full of witty comments and love for each other. Dave and Sarah race across the US to reach the safe zone in Illinois. The world has been eaten by brain craving zombies. They shot, cut and blow there way along their path meeting some a few unique characters along the way. My favorite being a drugged out rock star. They stubble into bad luck and then more bad luck. Ah, but there is a tricky surprise with Dave that may help them survive after all. It was a slow start for me but by the end of the book I was so hooked ! I really like the character and want to know how it all ends for them. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Beverly J.

    Loved this book! Jesse Peterson does the Zombie Genre very well. Her splash of humor makes me snort with laughter. Highly recommend this entire series, can't wait for the next one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julie Kellner

    The more I read of this author the more I enjoy. I love this zombie series and eagerly waiting the next installment

  23. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    Fun book and series. Pity she has stopped writing them.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jon

    This was an extraordinarily quick read. No idea why. Dave and Sarah have decided to head for the Midwest Wall, which it is reputed that the government has built to contain the zombies and keep them from attacking cities in the eastern half of the country, as the disease began in Seattle and moved that direction. There are supposed to be scientists behind the wall, and they hope to deliver their vial of the zombie cure that they liberated from the mad scientist in Flip This Zombie. On the way, the This was an extraordinarily quick read. No idea why. Dave and Sarah have decided to head for the Midwest Wall, which it is reputed that the government has built to contain the zombies and keep them from attacking cities in the eastern half of the country, as the disease began in Seattle and moved that direction. There are supposed to be scientists behind the wall, and they hope to deliver their vial of the zombie cure that they liberated from the mad scientist in Flip This Zombie. On the way, they rescue a former tabloid journalist from being devoured by zombies, and reluctantly add her as a traveling companion. The three of them are captured by a bunch of rednecks in an isolated community and Dave is forced to enter a swimming pool full of about thirty zombies, where we discover for the first time that zombies totally ignore him. This seems to be because he was infected with the zombie virus before Sarah injected him with the cure, so he's gone part-zombie; all of the benefits and none of the downside. Having lost their vehicle in their escape, and with Dave suffering a gunshot wound inflicted in the resulting chaos when he frees the zombies to attack the rednecks, they hole up in an abandoned hospital for a while, where they encounter an old but still zoned out former rocker who came for rehab and stayed for the zombie apocalypse. He's been pilfering the drug stashes to keep himself fried for several months, and he ends up tagging along with our heroes, too. When they finally reach the Wall, things are not exactly what they expected, and instead of a rapid conclusion to the series when the cure is duplicated and all are made well, we're in for another installment, it appears.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ziggy Nixon

    2,5 stars. I'll round up based on the first two. "Whatever, all’s fair in love and zombies." "Eat, Slay, Love" ends Jesse Petersen's cute little 'Living with the Dead' trilogy (I understand there's perhaps an additional 4th (e-)book but can't find it anywhere). However, after spending less than my alloted reading time for JUST 2 DAYS on this painfully short 3-chapter collection of pamphlets, I really felt the author had run out of gas and all the momentum was gone by the time I closed the last pa 2,5 stars. I'll round up based on the first two. "Whatever, all’s fair in love and zombies." "Eat, Slay, Love" ends Jesse Petersen's cute little 'Living with the Dead' trilogy (I understand there's perhaps an additional 4th (e-)book but can't find it anywhere). However, after spending less than my alloted reading time for JUST 2 DAYS on this painfully short 3-chapter collection of pamphlets, I really felt the author had run out of gas and all the momentum was gone by the time I closed the last page. This is easily the weakest of the 3 books with the usual strong characterizations and humor from the first 2 books being mostly absent. "ESL" has so much potential but too much was just glanced over and quickly set off to the side that it became almost, I don't know, awkward. You just get the feeling the author regretted having to finish it or even having started it! Even the crazy cult-scene which had so much potential was far too brief - particularly taking into account the importance of same to the overall plot - and the ending rushed and ultimately unsatisfying. I think if I hadn't become emotionally invested in Sarah and Dave by the end I wouldn't have even rated it as high as I did. But they survived and yay, anyone up for FroYo? But what the heck, right? Not the worst books I've ever read and I have to admit to still being bummed that JP is no longer writing (again, as far as I can tell as all explanations and the links to same are long since gone). This is the 5th and final book I'll ever ready from her and that kind of sucks tbh. To each their own.. I hope she's doing well and wish her all the best. Thanks for the ride. Peace out, Normal Illinois!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Warning: This review may contain spoilers for the previous books of this series. Dave and Sarah have the cure and are on the road to the rumored Midwest Wall, hoping to deliver the cure to government scientists. Along the way, they run into Nicole Nessing, a reporter from a TMZ type TV show. Of course, it hasn’t been broadcasting during the apocalypse but Nicole is still filming. She thinks that when this is all over (will it ever be over?), she’ll get rich off of all the footage she’s shot. This Warning: This review may contain spoilers for the previous books of this series. Dave and Sarah have the cure and are on the road to the rumored Midwest Wall, hoping to deliver the cure to government scientists. Along the way, they run into Nicole Nessing, a reporter from a TMZ type TV show. Of course, it hasn’t been broadcasting during the apocalypse but Nicole is still filming. She thinks that when this is all over (will it ever be over?), she’ll get rich off of all the footage she’s shot. This makes her a pretty annoying character. As they journey towards the Wall, they encounter numerous obstacles that I won’t go into detail about for fear of spoiling it for you. Along the way, Sarah notices that Dave is exhibiting some strange behavior that she doesn’t quite know what to make of. Dave himself is slow to notice. In Eat Slay Love, Dave and Sarah come closer to finding out how and why the zombie apocalypse started but they don’t find everything out. Hopefully, that will come in the next book. Apparently, the fourth installment is the last. I read on the author’s blog that she didn’t continue on with the series after the fourth because sales of the third weren’t that great. And now I’m having trouble finding a copy of the fourth book, The Zombie Whisperer. It’s not on Amazon anymore. I tweeted the author but I haven’t heard back yet. I hope I can find a copy and that it doesn’t end with a major cliff hanger that’s never going to get resolved!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Torri

    I could not finish this book. I didn't realize it was part of a series, which is maybe partially why I didn't like Sarah, the main character, at all. I found her to be incredibly shallow, judgemental, and immature. Her priorities are all kinds of screwed up. I understand it's supposed to be a comedy, but it reads more like a Mean Girls Burnbook. They come to a camp of survivors and when a woman brings them antibiotics (basically GOLD) Sarah doesn't thank her, instead she just eyes her up and jud I could not finish this book. I didn't realize it was part of a series, which is maybe partially why I didn't like Sarah, the main character, at all. I found her to be incredibly shallow, judgemental, and immature. Her priorities are all kinds of screwed up. I understand it's supposed to be a comedy, but it reads more like a Mean Girls Burnbook. They come to a camp of survivors and when a woman brings them antibiotics (basically GOLD) Sarah doesn't thank her, instead she just eyes her up and judges her "total lack of fashion sense." Seriously. But the reason I couldn't continue is her childish jealousy towards a female reporter. Clearly intimidated, Sarah falls back on slut shaming this woman and acting like the catty, self-proclaimed bitch she is. Even David joins in doing a dramatic full body shudder and exclaiming 'EW' when the reporter says she exchanged sexual favors for clothes and information to help ALL OF THEM. Talk about ungrateful. Not to mention, the reporter made it all the way from Mexico alone, and Sarah can't do jackshit except wait for David to save her. The writing is not bad, and I made it through three disks on the audiobook, but the female "heroine" is so rude, vapid, and useless that she killed the whole novel for me.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Faith Nightmare

    I LOVE this series! I picked it up again after a few years and couldn't stop reading it. I was a little bummed on how it ended in this book because I felt there so still so many open endings like: What happened to Kathrine? She said that she would see Sarah and David again which was kinda cryptic, They spend all this time getting to the wall and then they just leave? You barely ever see any kind of re-connection with Sarah's parents after the outbreak and then, they finally get to talk then its I LOVE this series! I picked it up again after a few years and couldn't stop reading it. I was a little bummed on how it ended in this book because I felt there so still so many open endings like: What happened to Kathrine? She said that she would see Sarah and David again which was kinda cryptic, They spend all this time getting to the wall and then they just leave? You barely ever see any kind of re-connection with Sarah's parents after the outbreak and then, they finally get to talk then its very short and she never actually gets to see them. I saw there was a 4th book called The Zombie Whisperer (Living With the Dead #4) but I cant seem to find it anywhere for download or even purchase of a hard copy. :( If anyone knows where I can find it that would be awesome. So, I suppose for the time being, this is the only ending I get. Overall, great series just wish i could read that last one.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Chiapparine

    I downloaded it from the Nook store on my tablet because I had to know what happens next in the series, my personal review of the book is as follows: I really liked the main characters as well as the character development between them both together and individually. The plot twist that happens around the middle of book confused me personally it just felt a little bit unrealistic(I know that it’s a zombie themed storyline) I do plan on reading the next book in the series as soon as I finish finish I downloaded it from the Nook store on my tablet because I had to know what happens next in the series, my personal review of the book is as follows: I really liked the main characters as well as the character development between them both together and individually. The plot twist that happens around the middle of book confused me personally it just felt a little bit unrealistic(I know that it’s a zombie themed storyline) I do plan on reading the next book in the series as soon as I finish finished posting this review because I genuinely care about the characters and I want to know what happens next. I personally rate this book a 4 and half out of 10.

  30. 5 out of 5

    JessicaMarie

    Trying to finish series this year and Living With the Dead was first up as I already had the 3rd installment in the series in my e-library. Zombies will always hold a special place in my heart. I think Sarah Lyons Fleming will always be my favorite author for zombie fiction, but I do like this more lighthearted entry in the genre.

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