Monday, 13 February 2012

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Synopsis (from the Watersones Website)

  'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins. This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

What I Have to Say 

Dark Fantasy has really brought a lot of new plots into the world. Nowadays there are Werewolf romances and Faery romances and way, way too many Vampire Romances. But the one thing that was the genre was really missing was a good zombie romance. Now Warm Bodies has filled the gap in the market. Marion has characterised R so well that you want him to succeed so badly. It's so good at making you feel things that you don't expect to. 

It's such a reversal of the normal zombie stories that it brings a freshness that was really needed in Zombie stories. 

And it's awesome to tell people that you're reading a zombie romance xD 


  1. They're all romances so not really 'new' plots. Still, this story does sound fairly original. Tempted to check it out myself.

    1. Well true. But then you could argue that there's no such thing as a 'new' plot anymore therefore wouldn't it be wise to expand our definition of the term 'new'?

  2. I'm liking the sound of this one! Might have to give it a try if I see it in a library or a bookstore somewhere :)

  3. Oooh, I think I am definitely going to have check this out!

  4. A zombie book, awesome. This seems really interesting, I'll look for it in Waterstones :)