I’m no stranger to zombies… So, when I was told, by a fellow book lover, to read Warm Bodies, I was all over it. But I was hesitant, would it live up to my standards? Blood, guts, cardio, a sleeveless cross-bow hunter; you know, “the basics”.
Well, needless to say, my standards were surpassed! Isaac Marion knew what he was up against when he wrote his break through novel!
I picked this little number up next to Twilight in the YA (young adult) section at my local book store. When I started reading, I expected the typical YA novel: teens, hormones, and little to no cursing. Boy was I wrong. And I was told so…
Isaac wrote this book, never intending for it to be placed next to Stephanie Meyer‘s cult classic in YA, as he went on to tell me. But he didn’t mind the promotion. I’m sure he didn’t… Look where we’re at now! Warm Bodies is due to be released February 1, 2013!
Warm Bodies follows R (Nicholas Hoult), a newly turned zombie. As a reader we are placed in R’s head as he narrates his thoughts and feelings. We’re told all he can remember of his name is that it started with an R.
R lives in an airport, but because he’s not fond of his fellow zombies he secludes himself in an airplane. The only friend figure R has, is a large, older man named M.
Bonies are the leaders, they live in the basement of the airport. Bonies are described to look like, just what their name says, bones. They hold what R believes to be a “church service” out on the tarmac and perform “weddings”. The Bonies dictate who will get a “wife” so-to-speak, and a child, even though R wants nothing to do with either of them, he is assigned a family, anyway.
As a zombie, R says he only seeks to eat someone’s brain, because it’s his only way to live. Yes, I’m referring to nourishment, but also living. R is rewarded with the person’s memories as he eats their brain. This is how R is introduced to Julie (Teresa Palmer).
R saves Julie from being eatin’ by the rest of his pack and becomes infatuated with her. R needs to know more, he wants to remember what it was like before, before all this happened. He feels connected and protective of her. So, he clings to Julie, and promises himself that he will protect her, even though he doesn’t belong to the world anymore. As the book continues (without giving anymore away), Julie and R take a few thrilling rides, all the while, R is starting to actually feel alive again, and the Bonies are NOT happy about it.
This book made me laugh right out loud! Which was completely unexpected! It made me cry, tears, actual tears. It also made bile rise in my throat. My emotions were all over the board when this book was over with. I would recommend this read to anyone, over the age of 18. (I say 18, because of the amount of F bombs)
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