Monday, April 11, 2011

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Book: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Pages: 256 Pages
Publisher: Atria
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Source: Regal Literary
Grade: 5 Stars
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.
Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
My Thoughts:

I am a zombie lover so whenever you read a zombie book review from me, you are sure to get the straight up truth of what I think and what I think is that Warm Bodies is one of the best zombie books I’ve ever read so far.

One thing that makes it the best is that it sticks to the “real” zombie story while also being original. I loved that it was told from a zombie POV and it actually seemed realistic.

R is a MC I’ve always wanted to read about. His sadness and joy came off the pages like a breath of fresh air. His and Julie’s relationship was strange and beautiful at the same time with Julie being living and R being dead.  I love the idea of zombies having real lives while still being zombies. For example, in their hives, they would teach the younger zombies how to kill the living, but since they could barely talk and were rotting away, they were still actual zombies.

Overall, Warm Bodies is a wonderful book that you should read zombie lover or not. The ending surprised me and I kept thinking about this story days after I finished it. Oh and have you heard that it’s becoming a movie? YEAH so read before you see.

Grade: 5 Stars

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