Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Release date: April 26, 2011
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Summary via Goodreads:
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.
Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
Missy's take -
This has to be one of the first books that I have read in a while that has just left me feeling sort of neutral. I didn't hate it, but I didn't think it was particularly great either. They story had a very interesting premise. A zombie that actually has thoughts and feelings, but it just felt like something was missing to me. It didn't have that "thing" that normally sucks me into a story.
I will say that I went into this one expecting a lot. I try and never do that, but I have read a couple of zombie books lately that I absolutely loved. It just didn't seem to captivate me the way that the other books did. A lot of the time I find it very hard to put a book down, but with this one it wasn't much of a struggle. I don't say this to make it sound like I didn't like it at all, because I did enjoy reading it. I guess that it wasn't that kind of book that sticks with me and makes me yearn for more.
I really did like character of R. A zombie that actually starts to have feelings and emotion. He doesn't remember who he was, but knows only what he has become. He has no idea how long he has been a zombie or how he died. After saving the girlfriend of a guy that he ate he begins to develop feelings for her and she for him. He has memories of her from the past from eating the brains of her boyfriend. All he really cares about his protecting her from other zombies.
Like I said it was an interesting story with an equally interesting premise, but it just didn't grab me the way a lot of books have lately. I know that I have seen a ton of reviews where people loved it though.
Missy's rating -