Saturday, 16 March 2013

WARM BODIES - ISAAC MARION

ISBN: 9780099549345
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 240
Formats Available: Hardback, Paperback, Movie tie-in Paperback & Kindle

BLURB from Netgalley

'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 had been pondering purchasing this one for a while when I saw it come up on Netgalley. So I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest review.
Well there are so many different covers for this book, it's kind of crazy! I admit to liking most of the cover and wow the movie tie-in covers are reeeally good. The "fit" looking guy they have got to play the part of "R" really adds to the likeability or should that be the drool factor of the cover I have pictured above?
Now to the actual book, So the main character is "R" who even though he is a flesheating zombie guy you really can't help your self from liking and then sort of falling a little in love with too. So the basic story revolves around "R" -  the zombie, meeting Julie - the alive human girl, the usual type "R" would usually consider food.
Anyhow for some unknown reason "R" doesn't start eating Julie, in fact he does the opposite he decides to protect her.
So the question is why does "R" not desire to eat Julie and munch on her brain to feel "alive"? "R" doesn't know, Is he changing? Is he alone in being the only zombie that feels this way about Julie? Could others feel the same about Julie and others like Julie?
Well it appears things are changing and "evolving" again. Now there's those who are alive like Julie and the people in the stadium, there's the flesh eating zombies and then there's the "new type of zombie" like "R" and of course there is the dreaded "boneys"zombies.
Who will make alliances with who? Who will survive? Can the dreaded boneys the worst of all  that's out there be defeated?
Well this book is well written and keeps you interested the whole way through. It makes you smile, it makes you laugh, it even makes you tear up in the odd place too.
I feel there is so much more to discover about the characters, its as if we have only really touched the surface with this book. I really loved how Perry, Julies ex and the guy who's brain "R" is currently chomping on ends up speaking to "R" and at times guiding him and helping him out.
I really did not expect to get attached to a zombie, but I really did. I was rooting for "R" and "M" the whole way through the book. 
The book ends on somewhat of a cliff hanger which of course makes you to read bk#2.
I just hope that the movie coming out doesn't put people off reading the book too. I haven't seen the film, due to a medical condition that prevents me being able to cope in a cinema I will be waiting for the dvd. So yes I will be watching it too, I just hope it's true to the book. The guy they have picked to play "R" who is pictured on the movie tie in book certainly fits, the imagery I have of "R" in my mind from the book.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes I really did, its not a really heavy, involved complicated book, it's light, though has plenty going on and plenty to keep you reading.Would I recommend the book? Yes, my advice is read it before you watch the movie, have the book imagery there before the movie. I know that's the order I prefer. I feel sometimes watching the movie can put you off getting around to reading the book. Would I read more in this series? Yes please, I am looking forward to BK#2! Would I read more books by Isaac Marion?I would most certainly pick up any book with this authors name on it to learn more!



Buy Links for Warm Bodies and the also the prequels The New Hunger both by Isaac Marion

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