Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Date Published: 28th October 2010 
Pages: 256
Source: Bought 

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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 have a huge fascination with 'end of the world, zombie apocalypse' entertainment. I love The Walking Dead TV show but I've never read a book involving zombies, so I practically squealed when I heard of this book and had to get it immediately! I'm really happy that I did because it was a really enjoyable, quick read. Like with any book, I did have my issues with it but that's a given! 

I really liked the main character/zombie, R. He was so so so cute! Sometimes it was easy to forget that he was a zombie, whether that's a good thing or a bad thing though is another story. He seemed so pure and innocent, just a really gentle soul. I would love to know what kind of a person he was when he was alive. 

I wasn't a massive fan of the back story between Julie and Perry though, it was a little (a lottle) irrelevant and didn't really add much to the story. I loved Julie's attitude though, she reminded me of... well, me... and that's always a good thing to be able to find in books. 

I thought aspects of the story were weird, i.e. the talking/not talking/sort of talking(?) to Perry part. The novel could have gone in the same direction without that, so I don't think it added much to the story. 

The book was written amazingly, I really enjoyed the writing style and the pace. It wasn't too fast, not too slow, it was just pretty perfect in that sense! 

The ending was a little hit and miss for me, I thought a certain something that happened was too convenient and didn't really make sense, although I suspect it'll become clearer in following books. 

There were parts that I just had to skip because they didn't add much to the story for me, I would have preferred it to be a bit darker and more graphic. Everything that happened (and really, honestly, now that I think about it, not much did happen..) was resolved easily without any tension or suspense so that was disappointing. 

I'm aware this review is pretty all over the place, but my typing is flowing as my thoughts come in! Overall I really did enjoy this book, but I thought there were aspects that could be improved on and I don't know if I'm interested in it enough to pick up the rest of the series... the ending did knock a few stars off for me, it was pretty anti-climactic. I'm excited to watch the film though to see what I thought of that! Maybe I'll do a little review of that! I rated this 3* on Goodreads! What did you think of this book?!


  1. I also really enjoyed it when I first read it! I remember really liking the story and being wowed by it, because I don't really like zombies in general haha. The second book still hasn't coming out yet though, and it's been so long so I already forgot most of it, so a re-read is definitely needed. Have you seen the movie? I think it's pretty entertaining too! :)

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

    1. Yeah I was surprised I liked it as much as I did! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I am planning to! I've heard it's better than the book, so I'm excited to watch it and see!