R is Dead. Has been for maybe years or months, he can't remember exactly. Died because of the Plague. He has no memories from his Living Days. Julie is alive. R was supposed to eat Julie. That's just how it's supposed to be, but he doesn't. R did something that has never been done before.
He changed. He fell in love.
This is a new take on William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet.
This book is surprisingly sweet! Isaac Marion created the unexpected hero in this Romance Novel, shelved as a YA Read, though for me I think it's an Adult Inspiring Romantic Comedy about a Zombie who fell in love with a girl. It's a comedy that has it's own moments too. I only learned about this because of the Movie Trailer I happened to stumble upon in IMDB and my love for Teresa Palmer.
Though I thought the ending was a bit rushed, I admired Marion's style of storytelling. Kudos to him on this first Novel. For someone who says he never went to College, he has a lot of brains to be able to construct such ideas and write with such flowery words.
I just loved how he created R, his thoughts that he can't seem to put into words, which made this light read book somehow inspiring. A must read for Young and not so young adults.
I am trying to like this book but I just can't so until now (apr 10) I haven't finished it. I like Lauren Oliver's writing style, the prose and all. HI am trying to like this book but I just can't so until now (apr 10) I haven't finished it. I like Lauren Oliver's writing style, the prose and all. However I think she lacks the talent in terms of character building. I just don't feel any connection with Alex and Lena no matter how I tried. The first time she saw him in the lab was ok and left me expecting a more heart-pounding-knees-shaking second meeting, but no! Even after the kiss, still nothing. So up until now this e-book is being kept rotting on my iBooks shelf....more