Friday 17 May 2013

***Review*** Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Released: October 2010
Publisher: Vintage
Series: Yes #1 in the Warm Bodies series
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle book
Author Site: Issac Marion

Goodreads Synopsis:

 '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 Review:
I've had this book lurking on my kindle for absolutely ages, it seemed to have fallen into a kindle black hole.  But with the upcoming movie it made me seriously get my reading hat on.  I hate watching movies without reading the book first.  Sorry but that's just me.  Oh and by the way I haven't watched the film yet, why, well because I didn't want to spoil the after glow enjoyment of the book.

Why did I wait so long to read this?  Especially as I've had a good long spate of zombie novels.  Something I thought would never happen, but thank you Carrie Ryan you started it!

Right back to the book...... yes it was good, yes I enjoyed it and the only reason it gets a star knocked off it that it did just take me a few chapters to get into.  I can't really knock the book otherwise.  Totally absorbing and engaging and like no other zombie novel I have ever read.   

I also liked the fact that it was from the zombie's point of view, normally you have a pov from a survivor.  No not this time.  I could also see how the main character 'R' starts to evolve, this is what won the story over for me. 

I would recommend this book and I can't wait to get stuck into the next book in the series.

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A very nice addition to the zombie genre, I would recommend this book

My Thoughts on the Cover:
I like the simplicity of this, it is eye catching too.


caroline.taylor078 said...

I have done this the wrong way round, I saw the film the other day and still haven't read the book even though I got it free with a magazine a few months back. The film is amazing, made me laugh and cry!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

It's lethal isn't it. I must admit I do like to know roughly the story when watching a film. I made the mistake with Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, I watched the movie first and now I have to leave a huge gap before I read the book. Even though I know they are really different.

Dani Cotton said...

I adored this!! So glad to see that you liked it too, Jen! I thought they did an excellent job with the film :) I'm sure you'll like it!

I can't wait for the sequel to come out next year!! xx

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Ooooh good I want to watch the film too. It did look good from the trailer Dani. Just never got round to seeing it at the cinema.


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