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Publisher: Emily Bestler Books
Page Count: 239
Fiction Genre: YA, Romance, Zombies, Sci-Fi, Fantsy, Dystopian
Dates Read: December 13-18, 2015
Reading Challenge: Quatre Challenge
Topic: A two-part story (part one)
Series: Warm Bodies, 1
Good Reads Summary
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn't want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
I tried watching this movie when it first came out and I could not get into it. To say I was a bit hesitant to read the book is a bit of an understatement. I was struggling to see how this could be a good book. But, when hasn't a book been significantly better than a bad movie? I'm looking at you, Twilight.
So, I dove into this book, and by Chapter 2, there was no looking back. This was AWESOME! It was an interesting perspective and a unique take on the overly covered zombie genre. Thank you for something different. I like the idea of what if being a zombie is only temporary, like purgatory for the human body. The story was so much more than I could have expected and more than just a zombie falls in love with a living woman. I felt like the romance aspect was more of a secondary story versus the primary thing. I love Marion's writing style and the multiple perspectives he gives us to tell the story. Outstanding!
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 7
Pace - 7
Plot Development - 8
Characters - 7
Enjoyability - 8
Insightfulness - 7
Ease of Reading - 8
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars