'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...


I found Warm Bodies to be highly entertaining. This is such a different and refreshing zombie novel. The zombies in this book are nothing like the zombies we are used to seeing. It's always nice to see an author take a old idea and put a new spin on it. At many times, this book it comical, but in the appropriate places and never overdone.

One thing I noticed (at Goodreads) some readers are shelving this book within the horror genre. This is NOT a horror novel. I can only assume it is because of the subject matter of zombies, but that still does not make it horror. There was not one point in this book that resembles horror to me. It's more along the lines of a paranormal romance story.

The characters are very well written and evolve slowly throughout the book. This made the story believable and the characters likeable. I really loved the memories shared with Perry.

Overall, I really liked this story and would highly recommend it to others. I can't wait to see the movie version of this story.

*Book Hollow*

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March 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Nice review! I've not read the book but I have seen the film; it was quite good although nothing spectacular (definitely not a horror, like you say!). I found it quite funny, especially R's inner thoughts / commentary.

March 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM

From the previews I've seen, it definitely looks like a fun movie. The previews are actually what prompted me to read the book in the first place :)

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