Warm Bodies


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I bought it!


‘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…


Warm Bodies was my first experience of a zombie book. I don’t know why, but I’ve always put it off, not really thinking it was my sort of thing. Since starting book blogging, I’ve discovered I do actually a lot more genres than I thought so I decided to give Warm Bodies a go. I thought it was an addictive, quick read.

Warm Bodies centres around R who is a zombie. He finds his world repetitive with only breaks for feeding. That is until he meets Julie. A human. R decides to capture and protect her rather than feed on her. However, the consequence of being around a human for a long period of time starts to affect R. He becomes completely different to the other zombies.

I liked R and enjoyed reading the story from his perspective. R was a very memorable character with some great witty moments. I was surprised at how well Isaac Marion made a zombie a romantic hero. I thought Julie was likeable too. The romance was incredibly sweet (some might find it too sweet and a tad cheesy) It was some how very believable.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of Warm Bodies when I first started it, but so many people spoke so highly of it, I knew it had to be my first zombie book. Warm Bodies does have humorous moments. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s what I liked about it.   As for the zombies themselves, I’m not sure how credible it is compared to other zombie books, but it was an enjoyable experience for me, and that’s the main thing!

Would I recommend it?:

13 thoughts on “Warm Bodies

  1. I bought this a while back and haven’t gotten to it yet!! I also haven’t read a zombie book in a while bc I have to space them out (they give me nightmares). Glad you enjoyed your first zombie book! You should try This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. It’s a good one. Great review and I didn’t realize this book was written from the zombie’s POV… sounds cool!!

  2. So glad to hear you liked it! Like I mentioned before, I’ve seen the movie, but I’ve never really looked into people’s opinions on the book regardless of whether they saw the movie or not. Definitely need to pick this up, not sure when. So many books, so little time!

  3. I was originally quite wary of this one, zombies aren’t really my thing either! But it actually sounds pretty great and I like how you mentioned the romance was believable 🙂

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