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R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Ju...more
Hardcover, USA Edition, 239 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Atria (first published October 1st 2010)
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Lucy
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Maggie Stiefvater
Ten Reasons to Read WARM BODIES


1. It is a zombie book. But not like that. In the spirit of honesty, I had this book as an advanced review copy for literally months before I picked it up. It had glowing reviews from Stephanie Meyer, so I figured it couldn’t be that gross, and a glowing quote from Audrey Niffeneggar, so I figured it had to be well-written. But . . . zombies. Hopeless gore. I have a pretty strict disinterest in zombies that I break only for Carrie Ryan’s books. I’m not going to tel...more
Wendy Darling
What makes us human? Is it merely a collection of living flesh and tissue and bone, or is it also consciousness and memory and feeling? R, the young zombie who narrates this novel, isn't really sure. But after meeting Julie, a human girl he impulsively saves and hides away in an abandoned plane, he begins to experience thoughts and feelings that he'd forgotten he'd ever had.

Warm Bodies is a wistful love story that is creepy, sad, sweet, and disturbing in equal measure. The notion that it is poss...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
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Lessons learned from R (who happens to be a zombie)

1. Sometimes you are up, and sometimes you are down. That is until the power goes out and you are stuck.

2. Freaking out is not going to help, instead get married!

3. Sometimes a little brain goes a long way, unless of course you just ate the last of it, and then you are so screwed.

4. It is not our words but our actions that speak loudest regarding who we are.

5....more
Rachel
Jan 28, 2013 Rachel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
I finished this book awhile ago, but I've been avoiding writing my review. The only reason I can think of is that I really don't want my first read glow to go away. You know that time after you read a really spectacular book when you're just sitting around, thinking about how wonderful it was and going over passages you loved? I think I've been doing that for two weeks now. Every time I think about Warm Bodies, I wonder at how good it was.

Warm Bodies follows R, a zombie unlike those we normally...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
This was a big surprise, though not entirely a pleasant one.

Try imagining the most disgusting relationship in the history of mankind. Are you done yet? Need some help?

(view spoiler)

Now multiply that feeling of disgust by ten. Or even better, by a hundred. Oookay. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty nauseous here.

If you’ve got it, try thinking of a way to make that feeling and that relationship adorable. You heard me! Adorable. I thought it was impossible...more
Kat Kennedy
This is not a young adult novel.

I mean, it is about a young adultish human and zombie who fall in love and set about to change the world with love. But this is not a young adult novel.

It has themes of young love and disaffected youth and hopeful new beginnings but this is not a young adult novel, people!

Regardless of what it is, it’s a pretty good novel, but I have a confession. This is going to translate in people’s minds as me being simplistic and unable to handle the deeper, more complicated...more
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Originally posted on my blog: Book Chick City.

I was quite skeptical, as well as intrigued, when I was sent "Warm Bodies" to review. I would never have imagined putting "zombie" and "romance" in the same sentence. I assumed the putrid decomposition of flesh and the eating of brains would have been a bit of a turn off.

After reading the first page I didn't know whether I would be able to take this book seriously: a zombie romance? And with quotes like these...
"My friend 'M' says thie irony of bein...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
With the new season of The Walking Dead back on tonight, I thought I'd go back and take a look at some killer (hah) zombie fiction. The closest book to the show Walking Dead that I've read is The First Days, so if you're needing more of that gory, survivalist-type of zombie book, I'd check that one out.

This book, however, is fresh in my mind due to the author himself making some recent comments that he's not altogether thrilled about some book stores shelving his book as Young Adult instead of A...more
curious little beastie
Aug 16, 2012 curious little beastie marked it as to-read
Shelves: zombies


Is that really the movie poster?



Come on, now.
Heather
I fell in love with a zombie. There, I said it out loud and I’m not embarrassed. Isaac Marion’s novel, Warm Bodies, is a romance. Yes, a zombie romance! Now before you all get grossed out on me, hear me out. In this author’s post-zombie apocalypse world, you first meet R. R isn’t your typical zombie that shuffles around mumbling “Braaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnssss!” until he stumbles upon his next meal. You step right into R’s shoes. In this world, zombies are dead (of course), and they are really reduced...more
Isamlq
R and Julie’s story is probably the strangest, creepiest, yet sweetest and most hopeful thing I’ve come across in ages. You see, WARM BODIES is a zombie romance, literally. Instead of the expected survivors falling for each other given the end of days shtick, we have an actual zombie love story. The concept had me questioning would I buy it? Or better yet, would Julie? Even if the background was not as clearly explained as I want it to be, MAN, would I like to pick the brain of the person behind...more
Laura
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Jamie
What an entertaining delight! I first heard of this book through the movie trailer. I was very skeptical about this, yet oddly curious at the same time. A zombie who falls in love.... I did not know what to expect getting into this. What I ended up experiencing was a story like no other.

'R' is a zombie with personality. Not very common, right? Even the other zombies think he is odd. He longs for memories...for life. When he eats the brain of a young man named Perry and saving a human girl, thi...more
Ailyne
Update: Just saw movie trailer....i laughed out loud...and squealed. Here is the link ---> http://youtu.be/qrI8YIZsBok

HOLY. MOTHER. OF. ALL. THAT. IS. GORGEOUS.
Could any amount of my insignificant words fully encompass the greatness of this book? The answer here is no, no because the words printed on each copy of Warm Bodies are already tuned to a vast perfection greater than the sky itself. Isaac Marion..I applaud you, I give you ten million standing ovations, I declare you to be a master o...more
Tammara
After seeing the movie trailer starring Nicholas Hoult (IMDb page here), I had to read this one. Dark and violent (as expected of apocalyptic zombie fiction), it had the quirky humor and insight of a young-man-on-a-quest-for-a-better-version-of-himself novel as well. Given that the narrator isn't a human survivor, but a zombie who struggles to remember anything of his former self (let alone having any idea how to transform into some newer version), there was lots of inner monologue from "R" (tha...more
Anne Nikoline
Mar 04, 2013 Anne Nikoline rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of zombies
Recommended to Anne Nikoline by: Wendy Darling
When I first got my hands on Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion I was thrilled. The story seemed original with its zombie-plot, but my idea of this novel changed quite a bit after a while. I did enjoy the story and I probably will if I ever decide to pick it up again, but the story is not original at all. Instead it echoes Shakespeare.

Warm Bodies is more like a post-apocalyptic version of Romeo and Juliet where Romeo kills Paris and marries Juliet. In Isaac Marion's version R kills Perry who is trying...more
Soumi
I used to avoid any zombie movies or novels before reading Warm Bodies Well I still believe zombies are creepy but this book shook my thoughts upside down. This book taught us about being human. Humans are the only living species in the Homo genus, a human body is constructed of flesh and bone with warm blood flowing through our artery and vein, our heart beats at 60/RR interval in seconds. Then why are we so different from these living dead zombies??? Because we have feelings, we smile when we...more
Lynda
I'm sorry I can't properly introduce myself, but I don't have a name any more. Hardly any of us do. We lose them like car keys, forget them like anniversaries. Mine might have started with an 'R', but that's all I have for now.

None of us are particularly attractive, but death has been kinder to me than some. I'm still in the early stages of decay. Just the grey skin, the unpleasant smell, the dark circles under my eyes. I could almost pass for a Living man in need of a vacation.


zombie"/

Isaac Marion's de...more
MK~ Picky Girl
finished and I loved it!!


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I'm so freakin excited to be starting this!!! Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have a love for all things zombies. So when my sis told me about a zombie romance, I said hell yeah I need to read this!!! I'm ready for some Zombie love!! Buddy read with Marta, Brenda and Rosanna!
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Can't wait to meet the very interesting and very dead "R"

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Jo
4 1/2 stars.

I only read this book because I was expecting blood, gore and mild necrophilia.

Instead, I got a beautifully poetic book full of immaculately developed characters and gorgeous prose that demolished the well-worn cliches of zombie literature and everything I thought I knew about those old shufflers.

Man I hate it when I don't get what I want.
Pfft.
♥Rachel♥
I read Warm Bodies not long after it released back in 2011, so it’s been quite some time ago. When I heard there was going to be a movie I was really excited because I enjoyed it so much. I watched the movie just a few days ago. So I thought this would be a perfect time to do a mini review mash up of both the book and the movie.

The movie as far as book adaptations was surprisingly good. I’m always waiting to be disappointed by movie adaptations, but this was not the case here. There were some o...more
Joana

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Yep, just imagine a post-apocalyptic earth, where almost everyone you knew is dead or a living dead.
Where in order to survive people are gathered in stadiums,to seek refuge and to train to survive.

Now imagine, the zombies. People who used to be like us but because of the curse or this virus, they become someone else. They had to feed on the living, they don't remember their name, what they used to be, or even to talk.

And here enters R , our hero or I must say, our a...more
Gus Sanchez
I swear, right now, the words escape me, the words I wish I could say that would reveal just how brilliant and lovely this novel is. Damn it, man, this book had no business being so damned good, so alive.

Okay, I found the words. Hit it.

The zombie canon gets hit with a much-needed curveball across the chin, courtesy of first-time novelist Isaac Marion: what if zombies actually had feelings, feelings of ambivalence and longing inside, while dead on the outside? Warm Bodies tackles that head on, w...more
Aa'Ishah
4.5 stars

It's no secret that I am a massive fan of zombie books. I love them. Seriously. And then to find out that there's a book in the point of view of one?? Hell, yes. Where is this book and why don't I have it now? And then I got it. And then I read it. And then oh. My. God. This book is amazing. Isaac Marion truly astounded me in the direction he took this book.

R doesn't remember anything of his past life. As a zombie, all his memories have long since faded away and even his name is non-exi...more
Riku Sayuj
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9 3/4
Beautiful. A very unique and beautiful retelling of Romeo & Juliet. It left me with a smile on my face. It was heartwarming, lyrical, deep and profound. Something I did not expected.

This doesn't feel like a zombie book at all. I mean it is full with gory creatures that are hungry for brains but it is much more than that. The whole book is a parallelism that represents a very strong message: Happiness is hidden in the smallest things-Live your life to the fullest. Oh, and don't forget: It is...more
Aubrey
I read this because I dislike watching the movie before reading the original material. Moving on now.
My theme word for this one is 'potential'. I knew the premise, I watched the trailer, I saw the glowing praise from Stephenie Meyer of all people emblazoned on the back cover. Basically, I knew what I was getting myself into.
True to expectations, it wasn't the most masterfully written thing under the sun. I've never read 'On the Road', but it was obvious that the author had. Waxing on in attempts...more
Stephanie
Another zombie apocalypse story, but this one is a little different...

R is our hero, a zombie with a good heart but a horrible appetite. R is living in a hive of other zombies out at the airport. He tries to get along with everyone and has been given a wife and a couple of kids to take care of. Kids are not natural at the zombie life and have to be taught to hunt and how to kill. They go to zombie school and learn the basics. Anyhow, R is a deep thinker, often pondering on what life is supposed...more
Scarlet
1.5 reluctantly rounded off to 2
(Only because this was slightly more bearable than glittering vampires)

I was wary about this right from the start. After Twilight and Shiver, I have come to realize that I don’t do so well with I-fell-in-love-with-a-monster themed books. And despite all the stellar reviews, Warm Bodies is no exception.

Things were okay for the first few pages – a creative concept, an unconventional hero and some smart writing. Then Julie entered the scene, R fell in love and the to...more
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Isaac Marion was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. He began writing in high school and self-published three novels before finally breaking through with Warm Bodies. He currently splits his time between writing more novels, playing obscure instruments in obscure bands, and exploring the country in his 1977 GMC motorhome.
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