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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

✼Tuesday Trackbacks✼ WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion: A Midnight Fairy book review

Read from January 22 to 23, 2013
Originally Posted on: January 25, 2013

To be honest, the reason I read this book is because of the movie trailer. I find it funny for a zombie film. I am not a fan of horror and zombie movies. I tried reading a zombie book a while ago, but I failed. Zombies are in the bottom of my paranormal creature preferences. I'm just really not into it. The moaning and gruesome flesh eating bores me, BUT Warm Bodies looked different. It got me curious, so, I gave it a shot.

“My friend "M" says the irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can't smile, because your lips have rotted off.”

The book is written in R's POV. He is a zombie and doesn't have memories. He don't even remember his name---except that it starts with a letter R. He and his undead buddies are camping in an abandoned airport. They only leave the place if they feel the urge to eat. One day, he and his zombie crew decided to hunt for food and stumbled with a bunch of human teenagers who are out to salvage supplies. Despite the fact that the zombies were outnumbered, R managed to kill a guy and eat his brain. The human flesh relieves a zombie's hunger but eating a human brain makes them feel and remember because they can see flashes of their victims' memories. As soon as R, gobbled the boy's brain, flashes of his memories came, but the strongest memory was about a girl named Julie. So, as soon as R saw Julie, his zombie instincts to eat human flesh flew out the window and he suddenly had the urge to protect the girl. So, he did. He brought Julie to his plane and protected her from the zombies who tried to eat her. As they spend some time together they learned stuff from each other and develop a unique kind of relationship. A relationship that could cure a zombie plague.

“The past is made out of facts...I guess the future is just hope.”

I generally stay away from zombie stories because like what I've said I'm really not into it. But, I liked Marion's writing style that's why I was able to finish the book. I loved the dystopian society Marion created. It was a little strange (because I'm new to the whole zombie culture) but Marion added a touch of humor that made me enjoy the story. I really liked R and his quirks. I couldn't say the same thing about Julie though. I just couldn't accept the fact that she never got mad at R when she learned that it was R who killed Perry--- her ex-boyfriend. I mean wth? She loved the guy since they were kids and when he died she was relieved? That's just so wrong! Anyway, I'm looking forward to read the next book!

If you want to try something different, you should read this book! It's definitely a unique YA paranormal romance.

Rating: 4 Fairy Wings!

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