Flip this Zombie follows directly on from the events in Married With Zombies.
Sarah and David have lived through the initial outbreak and not only survived but saved their marriage too. They have even become rather good at the survival game, so much so, they set up as Zombiebusters Extermination Inc. and travel to different survivor camps, looking for jobs (no zombie too squishy!) and any news of the mythical MidWest wall.
David and Sarah are still brilliant characters, solid and realistic and I absolutely love their sense of humour. With their world gone to hell, they still manage to hang on to their sanity although David struggles more in this book. They still have their arguments and react like anyone would, but also realise extreme reactions could get them killed. I have to point out as well that I mentioned the first book was told from the perspective of both of the main characters but it’s actually from Sarah’s point of view, and she is wonderfully snarky.
There are a couple of additional characters in this book who stood out; ‘The Kid’ is obnoxious but smart as hell and provides a great counterpoint to David and Sarah, Jimmy No-Toes who has them collecting Zombie heads and finally Barnes, the not-mad scientist who gives them their biggest and most dangerous job to date. There are others but those three stood out the most for me.
The pace and story are very similar to the first book and since I read Flip this Zombie straight after, it felt like I was just reading a much larger book. This one does have a slight twist at the end that almost had me in tears and I thought both twist and the repercussions were very well done.
I meant to mention book length in the first review – Although the books are short and a reasonably quick read, you still have time to get invested in the characters. I think they are both the perfect length for a light fast read. With teeth and squishy bits.
As entertaining, funny and macabre as the first book and a worthy sequel!