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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{Review}: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies
Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Genre: YA Fiction/Zombies
Publisher: Vintage (Oct, 2010)
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN: 9780099549345
Source: Borrowed from Library
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository

My Rating: 4/5

Description from GoodReads:
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 Review:
This book is like a zombie Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is a flesh eating zombie and Juliet a zombie killing human. A zombie romance? Yes, that is exactly what this is.

We get most of the story from R's perspective. He is a young zombie that is just living the zombie life until the day he eats the brain of young man and experiences his memories and falls in love with his girlfriend, Julie. Now his undead life is changing. He has purpose and is feeling emotions. Will R find happiness with Julie or will he just make her his next meal?

If it weren't for the creepiness of it all, it would have been one of my favorites but there is just something strange about falling in love with the murderer of your ex-boyfriend that was just too much for me. There are some hilarious/disturbing scenes of zombies attempting to do human things.

In Warm Bodies, zombies are even picky about what they eat. You are what you eat after all. These zombies gets glimpses of memories from the brains they eat. To me, the zombies in this book reminded me of humans that forget to live their life and just perform a pre-schedule series of task everyday. I guess we are all in danger of forgetting how to live and becoming zombies!!!

I definitely recommend this book. For zombie lovers and those who like me are terrified of them. This book will probably disturb you but entertain you at the same time.


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