WARM BODIES By Isaac Marion [Review]

warm bodies book cover

A zombie love story? Now how are they going to make that work?

That was pretty much my first thought when I read the pitch for WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion and ultimately what made me curious to check it out… that and the fact that Stephanie Meyer said about the book: “I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie”(yes I’m that easy!)

Turns out, Isaac Marion does make it work, he does make it work really well.

Warm Bodies follows R (he can’t remember his full name) who is… a zombie.

Now I don’t want to say much about the story because I think the synopsis on the book cover gives way too much away, but I will tell you this:

Warm Bodies is about zombies.

Warm Bodies is about a love story between that zombie and a human girl.

Warm Bodies is probably one of the most original books I have ever read.

Yep, who knew that one day I would read a book that made me care about a zombie, especially after reading The Walking Dead. Anyone who can achieve that and create a wonderful story around it has achieved quite a lot.

Now don’t get me wrong, Isaac Marion doesn’t turn this into a sweet romance and forget the core of who his character is. Oh no, R is a zombie, a brain eating zombie, whose flesh is rotting. I think that’s why this novel is so fascinating, because I had never thought about what it would feel like to be a zombie. But now I know and trust me I won’t ever read or watch something
about zombies in the same light.

Warm Bodies is a really well-rounded story that takes you on a journey with R, as he deals with his nature and new feelings.

Overall, I would recommend this even to people who don’t like zombies. It’s a fast and fun read and I can pretty much guarantee that you haven’t read something like this before.

Oh and in other fun news, the book is actually being adapted to a movie starring Nicholas Hoult (Skins, X-Men First Class) as R and Teresa Palmer as Julie, the girl R falls in love with.

Finally, I want to leave you with the opening sentence for Warm Bodies:

“I am dead, but it’s not so bad.”

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Atria Books | Pages: 256 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon

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  • Anonymous

    This sounds like a great book!  The movie too.  I’ve liked Nicholas Hoult since I saw About a Boy.

    It’s funny how a blurb from one of your favorite authors can get your attention.  That happens to me a lot :)

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

      It’s definitely an original book. And yes, I was almost ashamed to admit that the synopsis alone didn’t totally convince me to check out the book. But then again, a lot of synopsis sound good but then the books don’t live up to them at all, so it’s always nice to get another point of reference before deciding to jump into reading something.