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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Release: April 2011
Pages: 256
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: 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.
Review: As this was my first book about zombies, I didn't know what to expect.
R is a zombie who at the beginning seems to be like just like all the other zombies. As he goes through the motions of being like any other zombie, we soon find that he's a little different than the others. As the story progresses he changes more and also realizes that this might not be the way that they should be acting.
Reading from the perspective of a zombie who didn't know anything about himself was a lot different than reading from a teenage (living!) girl. I think not knowing who the main character's past was really important since we had to get to know him as the story progressed. I enjoyed seeing the world through R's eyes and some the things he thought really made me think.
The world that Isaac Marion created really freaked me out. Not necessarily because of the zombies but because it wasn't only the zombies who did it. Reading about the places where they were living made me appreciate that I could still go out and visit places around the world and not have to stay in a small place.
I was glad that since this was my first zombie book it wasn't bad. I think if I had the opportunity to read another zombie book I would happily read it. Warm Bodies really was more than just a zombie book and I think everyone should read it!
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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