Warm Bodies

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Warm bodies is the story of ‘R’ a zombie in a time where there is a plague causing the dead to be ‘un-dead’. Whilst going feeding R kills and eats the brain of a man. However this one will change him forever. As he eats the brain he see’s the memories of the man but unlike normal he manages to retain them. As a result he saves the women this man loved. Taking her back to the airport the un-dead have colonised he tried to keep her safe. However Julie makes R realise she needs to be able to go back home and he reluctantly agree’s.

R however feels like he has changed. He starts being able to hear the man’s thoughts still and even starts having dreams of his own. He goes back to find Julie and learns about her world, including her troubled past. However they both realise things can’t go on the way they are and with him no longer being the only un-dead that is changing a revolution is started.

I have to say I was disappointed by this book. It sounded like a unique take on this paranormal romance genre that has become popular, and although it was different it was missing the gripping factor. The characters in the book didn’t appeal to me and the plot seemed to be lacking. Although there were some interesting points brought up in the book about how we have the ability to ruin our own world and the power of love in making us feel human I just felt like the book could be doing with a bit more suspense and pace.

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