Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
R is having a no-life crisis–he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl–although she looks delicious–he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
I know I was supposed to do a Truthwitch review, but I had read a few pages of this book and was so intrigued that I just had to finish it. Going into this book I had already watched the movie so I kinda knew what to expect, though I can’t say which I liked more (the book or the movie) they were both great.
I really liked this book because obviously it’s plot was fresh and original, it had very funny moments and a wistful romance between Julie and R, also this book definitely raises important questions about the nature of humanity in the face of great odds (like a zombie plague) and what people would do to survive.
It was a good book, the one thing I did not like about it was how vague it was about certain aspects, like how the world got to where it was, I don’t want to go too much into detail, but a lot of things were definitely glossed over (mostly the world building and the whole love is the ‘cure’ thing).
R was an such awesome character (for a zombie that is). Who knew zombies could be so introspective? I definitely enjoyed watching R develop as a character and battle his ghosts (literally…kinda). I also love how it gives us a reason why zombies love eating brains so much (not just nourishment but for the memories). I never thought Zombie romance could be a thing but hey this book made it work.
Generally good book. Read it.