Feb 3, 2012

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Zombie 
Released: April 26, 2011
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Book synopsis from goodreads
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.
My Thoughts: 
I love zombie books and movie. I was sure that I knew everything there is to know about Zombies, mainly how to kill them! Most importantly ONE thing I was sure about that zombies don't talk or think (rationally) or do anything other than look for human Mac and mumble uhnnnnnn. After reading Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion changed my mind through the voice of R.
Warm Bodies, is told from R's point of view. And he is the hero. Who is R? R is a zombie. I know right? I was skeptical too when I first started the book. But as you can see even is the book is from a zombie's point of view I stuck with it. R isn't an ordinary zombie, he feels but like all the other zombies he gets high on human brain and their memories. After eating a specific human he starts to fee some more than he already did. The book synopsis gives the idea that R only regained memories of the human after eating his brain. But the thing is he was already different, the brain just gave him some memories to live. R struggles with his zombie life, zombie family and friends when he starts to change.

I picked up the book specially after seeing it was going to be turned into a movie, and I just wanted to read what the fuss was all about. I am looking forward to see how they adapt the thing in Hollywood version.R is being played by Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer will be playing Julie.

Overall, Warm Bodies was really a good book, I would recommend it to readers like me who still think zombies don't have feelings. Maybe this will change your mind! 

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About the author

Isaac Marion was born in north-western Washington in 1981 and has lived in and around Seattle his whole life, working a variety of strange jobs like delivering deathbeds to hospice patients and supervising parental visits for foster-kids. He is not married, has no children, and did not go to college or win any prizes. Warm Bodies is his first novel. 

You can find him in his Website/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads


  1. I shy away from zombie books but I am glad you enjoyed this one! I love to read books before they are released as movies.

  2. I love to watch Zombie movies, but I don't really read zombie books, but this one sounds like it has an interesting twist. Plus, Nicholas Hoult makes a pretty cute zombie. :)

  3. @Kelli I used to, till I saw The Walking Dead. And I was hooked. That show is disturbingly hypnotic.

    @Missie He is he is! I am just gaga over Nicholas Hoult. *le sigh*

  4. I'm not a great fan of zombies, but now I really have to give this novel a try. Before the movie comes out!!

  5. This is another Zombie read I haven't seen yet! I'm doing the Zombie Challenge as well, and this one looks very interesting and unique! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm not normally one for zombies, but I have heard good things about this book. It sounds like it shows a different side to zombies than the way they're typically portrayed!