It has been a long time since I have done a post with one review. I usually do mini review posts that include multiple books. I buddy read this book with Jonny and for once I wanted to try and get my review out as quickly as he does hence this post. If you click the link above, you can see his individual review. Also keep a look out for a buddy reads and rants post where me and Jonny will discuss the book together.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
***.5 (3.5 stars)
So, after writing this review I realized it might be a little bit spoilery so I just wanted to warn you to skip this review if you don’t want to be spoiled. I don’t think I included any major spoilers though.
Jonny and I picked this book because it sounded like a mix of what we both enjoy reading. You all know I love my romance and Jonny loves horror. This is kind of a zombie romance so I would say it definitely delivered on that front.
I personally love reading zombie books although I haven’t really read that many. I think this was a fun and different take on zombies. This book is told from R’s POV. R is the zombie by the way. I’ve never read a book where we get the POV of a zombie which makes sense. In this book R is different he still has some semblance of his human self but the zombie side pretty much has control until he meets Julie. Julie is a human girl who he ends up taking captive when he saves her from being eaten by himself and his little group of zombies. Julie is a strong female lead especially with everything she’s gone through some of which we only hear about and some we see happening throughout the book. Despite being strong she’s also vulnerable, but she doesn’t let that vulnerability take over.
As Jonny said in his review my issues with this book are with the plot. We get zero answers in this book. We are left with so many questions. Like so many. Once Julie and R meet things with R and the zombies start to happen and we have no clue what is going on or why these things are happening. These things needed to be explained or at least touched on a little bit.
There was one other thing that kind of bothered me while reading this. When a zombie eats the brain of their victim, they end up seeing their memories or something which that’s all good. My issue is that R ate this one person’s brain and all throughout the book we kept getting little flashes of those memories and it was like they were talking to each other and sometimes Julie would be in those memories, and she would talk to R it was all weird and it kind of took me out of the story. I would have preferred to just not have those parts because honestly, I don’t really think they did anything for the story overall.
Overall, I enjoyed this book enough to give the second book a chance but if I’m still left with a lot of questions after reading that one, I don’t know if I will continue on with the series.