Oh my goodness, time flies when you are busy. I have been able to get some of my old book reviews finished. Instead of waiting and posting them one day at a time, especially since I’m so far behind, I’m just going to get these things posted.
Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
(Excerpt from Goodreads) ‘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…
R doesn’t remember anything before being turned into a zombie. But there is something rattling around in him. He stays at an airport with other zombies in a plane that he has stored different relics from humanity. While on a hunt for humans, R stumbles upon a small group of teenagers. When he bites into the brain of one of the boys something strange happens. He is transported to vivid memories and finds himself wanting to protect one of the girls, Julie.
R takes Julie back to the airport since he finds he is drawn to her from the other kids memories. Then Julie wants to go back home. But the more R is around Julie, he starts changing. More and more of his humanity is coming back. He also starts feeling physical things, like the cold from the rain. The strangest thing is when the other zombies at the airport start behaving like R.
But R is now on the run from the Bonies. They don’t want to have the new versions of the zombies. But he is not safe with Julie either when her father is hunting any and every zombie out there.
I really liked this story. It’s a new take on zombies with a light, young adult twist to it. I loved R, he has a sarcastic humor and just doesn’t seem to fit in with zombies. This is a young adult zombie story that you will want to read. It has a little of everything for the zombie lover in all of us.
* Movie Review*
I did watch the movie after reading the book. I have to say that they gave it a good try from the book. A lot of stuff carries over from the book, but I personally like the memories R has from eating the brain. There was so much more to them in the books. I have to say that I liked the ending of the movie too. Not completely the same as the book, but that is to be expected.
I recommend that you read the book first then watch the movie. Without that more personal story you may feel that the movie falls a little flat.