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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review: Warm Bodies

Title: Warm Bodies
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Book: Bought

"R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between."

This is another book I have been wanting to read since the movie is due to come out February 2013. I have to admit that this book is not at all what I was expecting.I know that I was expecting something different, but for a zombie to have any kind of emotions or sense of what is going on, definitely intrigued me.

What I liked most about this book is the great plot line. Once you began this book, the reader isn't given a lot of  information. I like that along with the zombie, the reader see the flashbacks as to who the zombie is. The reader see the zombie well as a zombie. Feeling the need to feed, to hunt, and one need in particular, to keep her safe. I though that his part of the book really gave it its extra bump that it needed to make it stand out.

I did not see that there could be a love interest. Indeed there was a love interest and it well worked! I was surprised at myself at how quickly I felt empathy for the zombie. With each new flashback, I was able to get a feel to who he really is and not some flesh eating animal.

Warm Bodies is a book like no other. Filled with a great plot line, the reader dives into a world with great artistic description.

*implied sex/cursing*

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I completely LOVED this novel! It was definitely one of my favorite reads of 2011! R is such a wonderful character (for a zombie) and Mario pours so much passion into his narration that you can't hate him. He's like the beast that doesn't want to be a beast, but has no other means to be anything else. I loved it.

    Great review!

  2. I've heard incredible things about this book, and I had no idea there was a movie, but now I have to move it a little higher up my TBR list. Definitely want to read it before the film is released! Thanks for the review :)

  3. I have been meaning to read this one for so long now!:)

  4. I loved R! Have you seen the movie info on it? Who knew Zombie's could be so hot LOL. I didn't see things coming when I first started this one. I'm glad that you enjoyed it Sav.
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

  5. I'm glad you liked it! This book is high on my favorites list and I'm quite excited (and hesitant) to see how the movie turns out.

  6. I loved this book and I can't wait to see it as a movie!


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