Friday, February 1, 2013

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Publisher:  Random House
Publication date: January 31st, 2013
Number of pages: 240
Format: Ebook via Netgalley
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

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.
R is a zombie who can't remember about his real name or his life before. As he lives at an abandonded airport with the rest of the Zombies. The moment he sees Julie, his existence suddenly changes forever.

This was an interesting, but yet romantic take on Zombies. I guess it seems to be IN right now, like the new Vampires. I really liked what Isaac did with this story.
The romance between R and Julie was very sweet, and it's something that happens over the course of the book.

R is such an interesting character. He is different from everyone else. He feels, he speaks, whilst in slow words. But he is just like a human, but. well dead. It makes you feel for him in so many ways. And when he meets this girl, he is so intrigued by her that he doesn't want to let her go.

Julie is also a great character. She is strong and kickass. She isn't scared of him or what he is, and by being with her, R slowly, somehow becomes human again. It's so surreal, but maybe it's the power of the love between the two of them.

I have been meaning to read this book for a while now, so I am glad Netgalley and Random House were able to give me the chance to review it.
I am looking forward to the upcoming movie adaption. I can't wait to see how similar it is to the book.

Verdict:  4/5


  1. Been wanting to read this book for a while now also.. I wouldn't mind taking a chance on the movie either :) Sounds pretty unique ~ gives zombies a "one up".. great review!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  2. The trailer for the movie looks awesome! I usually prefer to read a book before I see the movie, but I don't want to miss this in the theatre, so I might have to break my rule and see the movie first...Not sure if that's a good idea though... :(