Review: Warm Bodies
Title: Warm Bodies
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Isaac Marion
Release Date: April 26, 2011
“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, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. 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.”
What I liked most about this book is the great plot line. Once you began this book, the reader isn’t given a lot of information. I like that along with the zombie, the reader see the flashbacks as to who the zombie is. The reader see the zombie well as a zombie. Feeling the need to feed, to hunt, and one need in particular, to keep her safe. I though that his part of the book really gave it its extra bump that it needed to make it stand out.
I did not see that there could be a love interest. Indeed there was a love interest and it well worked! I was surprised at myself at how quickly I felt empathy for the zombie. With each new flashback, I was able to get a feel to who he really is and not some flesh eating animal.
Warm Bodies is a book like no other. Filled with a great plot line, the reader dives into a world with great artistic description.
I give it 4 BITES!