Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Review: Warm Bodies

9475392Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Rating: 5 out of 5
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, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams. 

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. 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.


I hate zombie movies and books and I get very bad nightmares when I think about them, but this story was nothing at all of what I expected. I was taken into a world I wouldn’t want to enter and forced to endure a life as a Zombie as R’s companion. I endured much with him. I slowly remembered how to do the most basic of things and take joy in them. To connect. To smile. To laugh. To love. To fight. And the most important one of all, to live.

Warm Bodies is a spectacular journey of a broken world regaining life. Staring two of the most unlikeliest of allies, a human and a zombie, who grow to be more and will change the world.
R isn’t your average Zombie. He eats people, sure, but he also looks at the world differently and wonders about things that used to be though his memory isn’t what it used to be and he can’t recall anything of his past or even what his name was. He lives his day to day life stumbling around and enjoying what little of humanity has survive, such as riding a conveyor belt or sitting in the front of a car. He understand the basics of gassing up a car, perhaps what buildings used to be, listening to music, or watching a movie…even though it’s usually not the best movie, but he’s a zombie. He doesn’t care about ratings on a movie or the amount of clothing for that matter. They are all just walking rotting meats that will one day rest and never awaken. Enjoy life how it is, because death really is the end of all things… but is there more?

After a hunt into the city R and a small group of zombies hunt down the hunters (humans) and feast like any normal event, but something is different about the brain R is consuming. He feels different he knows things that the sweetest part of the body, the brain, allows him to catch glimpse of as if he had become human and lived them himself and he loves it. Zombies’ love that euphoric feeling they get when eating the brain, but this one is strong, the strongest. R is left with a girl’s name in his mind and that very girl happens to be in front of him.

R can’t help the feelings surging through him and decides to save the girl’s life from his fellow zombies and takes her back to his place, a plane, where he can keep her safe.

Slowly Julie and R begin to bond and something changes. R is changing and he’s not the only one affected. What could this mean? And is it a good thing?

I’ve never fallen so much in love with a zombie before, but this is definitely one relationship I won’t be forgetting. I highly recommend this book.

Book 1: A Steady Pulse
Book 2: Barely Beating

Brenda Franklin

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Guardian, a Fated Pairing
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The Middle-Lands
A Young Adult Fantasy series

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