Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

256 Pages
Published: April 26th, 2011
Publisher: Atria
Series: None
Source: Finished copy from publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon |Book Depository
Find the author: Website |Blog

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.


R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.


"Writing isn't letters on paper. It's communication. It's memory."

The tag line for Warm Bodies is "Romeo and Juliet...with Zombies" I was immediately intrigued! I love Zombie books, they are like vampires to a pre-teen for me. In Warm Bodies we are introduced to "R" a zombie who doesn't remember his name, or how he came to be a zombie, but he does know he is different than the others that he shares space with in an abandoned airport. On a routine "hunting" trip "R" meets Julie, and his motives change. He doesn't want to eat her, he wants to save her. Protect her from his brain-eating companions.

The fact that this is written from the Zombie's point of view was enough for me to devour the novel. It was a page-turning experience to read what goes on inside the mind of a zombie. A creature most of us think to be emotionless and soulless. "R" may be dead but his character was very much alive. He was one of the most fascinating characters I have read, and he will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

There are so many wonderful qualities inside this book. So many reasons why you should run out and get the book now. Not only is Warm Bodies charming and unique but it is packed with an incredible message. It truly is a rare gem.

This really is a Zombie book, there is blood and gore, brains and goo but it has something that most Zombie novels don't have. Charm, romance and passion...Love.

Isaac Marion created a flawless story and a unforgettable character cast. This is a book that I will re-read and one that I would recommend to everyone. Even if you not a fan of Zombie fiction, step out of you comfort zone for this one and you'll be glad you did!
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5 comments:

  1. The cover of this one really caught my eye and it definitely sounds original. I'm certainly intrigued by anything told from the first person perspective of a zombie!

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  2. Wow, I haven't read a zombie novel before and never felt like it, but your review really makes me want to!
    Didn't know the tagline with the Romeo and Juliet zombie version:D

    Greetings,
    Sarah

    My latest review: http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-review-divergent-divergent-1-by.html

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  3. That sounds like such a strange, but at the same time interesting concept... I think I'm going ot have to read it just to see how it all plays out!

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  4. I'm not the hugest zombie fan, but this sounds different enough to be worth picking up. Just added it to the list :-)

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  5. AHHHH!!!! Zombies!! Need I say more? I freakin LOVE zombies! I can't wait to read this!!!

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