Today I thought I’d post my review of Warm Bodies 🙂 (My StS post will be up tomorrow)
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Published October 28th 2010 by Vintage
Genre: YA – Horror/Zombies
‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.
This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…
My Rating: 4/5
Warm Bodies was my first zombie novel! I enjoyed it immensely J As this is my first, I don’t have anything to compare it with, so this review should be interesting!
R was so charming! He was extremely intelligent, but could barely speak… so he dreamt. There was something morbidly poetic about a zombie listening to Sinatra in an airplane hangar. And then playing it for a human girl.
The violence and gore wasn’t over the top. I mean…it’s a zombie novel. Arms and flesh being removed isn’t uncommon in Warm Bodies, but it’s not a total blood bath.
The romance was very sweet. In a twisted way.
What got me interested in this book was that the movie trailer crept my way and I thought it looked gooood! And then a few bloggers had this book in hauls and some people read it on Goodreads and I was like, I want some!
Not much about the curse (zombies) was explained, so I’m looking forward to the sequel. I hate sequels, (putting that out there) but this was a pretty short book. And if it was any longer, it would have become a blood bath kinda book. So, in the case of R and Julie, I can’t wait to see you again! And seeing as I missed the movie at the cinema I’ll probably rent it out on DVD and see how it compares!
Movie Trailer for your enjoyment 🙂
Isaac Marion was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. He began writing in high school and self-published three novels before finally breaking through with Warm Bodies. He currently splits his time between writing more novels, playing obscure instruments in obscure bands, and exploring the country in his 1977 GMC motorhome.