Series: Warm Bodies


Mar 02
The Burning World by Isaac Marion: Review

The Burning World by Isaac Marion: Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★

It’s taken years for us to get a sequel to Warm Bodies, but it was worth the wait. This book feels very different than the first book—more adult somehow (Julie turns 20 during the book, but it’s more the tone of the book that I’m referring to than the ages of the characters). In this sequel, R is learning how to be human again, and struggling against remembering his past life. He doesn’t want to dwell on the past. He just wants to move forward with Julie and help the other zombies crawl back to the world of the living. But the past won’t completely let him go, and his avoidance is making it harder for him to re-humanize. Plus, Julie and R learn that there are sinister forces at work in their world—forces that will derail the progress they’ve made if they let it. What Fed My Addiction: Becoming… Read more »


Jul 01
Review: The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

Review: The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

Random Reads, Reviews 2 ★★★★

The New Hunger as my June Random Read (I just barely got this read in June, but I did it!).  This is a novella prequel to Warm Bodies and I honestly wasn’t that excited about reading it, but I’m very glad that I did!  I think I liked the prequel better than I liked Warm Bodies because it really delved into what it felt like to live in Marion’s zombie world.  This novella gave us backstory on Julie, Nora and R! The “cloud of hands.”  Yes, I know it sounds weird, but I can’t really explain it any better than that, which is why I have it listed as one of my negatives.  R keeps referring to a “cloud of hands” that is propelling him forward?  Or something?  I don’t really know and I just never got it.  This is a small detail, but one that bugged me every time… Read more »


May 28
Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Reviews 18 ★★★½

  I picked this book up because I really wanted to read it before I watched the movie, which is coming out on DVD in June.  The first thing that really struck me was that the book was written from the perspective of a zombie!  This was something unexpected and new – I loved getting into R’s mind and I thought that this made the book much more interesting and enjoyable than your typical zombie apocalypse novel.  It was often funny to hear R’s opinions of his fellow groaning, shuffling zombie “friends.”  Who expects to laugh at a zombie novel, right? I liked R.  I thought that Marion did a great job of creating a character who was detached from human emotion in many ways, but who still strove for that emotion in ways that allowed me to sympathize with him (and to care about what happened to him and… Read more »