Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

January 28, 2013 Giveaway 103

Welcome to the Young Adult Giveaway Hop!

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For anyone that comes to my blog, you may notice that I like reading about zombies! Surprisingly I also enjoy Young Adult. So this Hop was a no brainer for me (ahahah pun intended!).

I knew I was going to give away Warm Bodies to celebrate the release of this in theaters! If you haven’t read it yet and you’re like me and enjoy books about zombies, PLEASE do yourself a favor and read this! It’s fantastic and a nice twist on zombies. See below for the review and giveaway!

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  • Review: Warm Bodies
  • Series: Warm Bodies #1
  • Author: Isaac Marion
  • No of Pages: 240
  • Release Date: Published October 28th 2010 by Vintage
  • Received From: Purchased

Synopsis:

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.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving

My thoughts:

Oh my goodness! How do you review a book that is this good? It’s quirky, fun, different! AND it’s zombies! You know I’m giving this a five right? I mean, I have to! I just HAVE to!

Ok… let me try not to go all fan girl. But I’m warning you, it is going to be difficult.

First, zombies… thinking. Epic! And R’s thoughts are crazy. I mean they are just like mine, expect sadly he no longer has the ability to actually express those thoughts. And the thing that is bothering him the most? The fact that he can not remember his name. He is obsessed with finding out other people’s names so he can hold onto that tiny bit of humanity that he’s lost.

I don’t want to give spoilers but the idea of him getting close to a human seems ridiculous right? But it’s the way it happens that makes it so perfect. It’s sorta hilarious except that he’s eating someone’s brain. I mean it’s not my brain, so I can laugh right? The plot is phenomenal and what is started in this story is something I want to read more about. Fortunately, there is a part two!

There are so many tender and funny moments in this. It’s just awesome. So awesome! I can not wait for the movie!

And to make this more special, I am doing a giveaway of Warm Bodies #1 by Isaac Marion! Starts today, ends Feb. 9th! Want the book? Get in on this!!

TWO copies to Giveaway!!!

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So, when I was thinking about what to give away for this fabulous YA Hop, I just KNEW it had to be Warm Bodies! Firstly, it’s zombies!! Second, it’s definitely YA but it’s also for anyone, so that’s a plus in my book. I hope you guys enjoy this giveaway!

  • US/Can only for the paperback.
  • INT for the Amazon/Barnes & Noble Version!

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103 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion”

  1. Céline G.

    I would love to see the movie but also read the book (I like to compare…) Thnks a lot for the giveaway!

  2. Joss Alv.

    OMG! YESSS! I am so looking forward to watching the movie!! I´m so Excited! Can´t wait ! Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. sashabella

    I wanted to read this book this past summer and it’s been in my Amazon shopping cart ever since but I just never got around to getting it. The movie looks so good and I would love to be able to read the book first. =]

  4. Terri Matlock

    I am planning to see the movie & have been wanting to read the book. I am just not sure if i would wanna read the book before then go see the movie or do what i normally do watch the movie then fill in all the gaps with the book.

    • novareylin

      Just from the trailers the movie does look different. Like R’s dress is completely different but how he describes his dress and himself sounds the same. But yeah, I try to read prior to. Most of the time anyway. Sometimes I don’t get the chance. Sadly!! It’ll be great either way!

  5. RIN

    Ya know, I haven’t decided if I’m gonna see it or not yet. The first time I saw the trailer I thought ‘meh’ but the second time it looked really funny. I’ll definitely go if someone else asks me, not sure if I’d ask someone, though.

  6. Natasha

    Yes I do! I want to read the book first though.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Gi-Gi

    Yes! It looks so good and funny. 🙂 I think it will be really enjoyable.

  8. Brooke Banks

    I’m not actually a big move person. I’d have to read the book first and then maybe I’ll watch it once it’s on a home service. (Going to the movies is just too expensive.)

  9. Meghan Stith

    That sounds excellent! Yes, I’ll definitely be watching this movie!

  10. Beatriz

    Yes I’m planning on seeing it. I would love to read the book first, but I can wait.

  11. Dione Sage

    This movie looks good! I haven’t read the book yet but I do plan to watch the movie either way!
    Thank you for your awesome giveaway!

  12. Suz Reads

    I’d rather read the book than see the movie. Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  13. laurie g

    I would love to see the movie but also read the book (I like to compare…) Thnks a lot for the giveaway!

  14. sarah

    I’d love to read the book before I see the movie but I definitely plan on going to see it! It looks like such a good movie 🙂

  15. Shelly Hammond

    Yes, I’d like to see it. Everytime the preview comes on the TV I find myself cracking up so I think that means I have to see it! Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway for the book. Have to read the book as well as see the movie 😀

  16. vera mallard

    unforunately, our financing does not allow us to go to movies. I read and we watch movies on tv. I would love to read the read, as I love zombies
    vera28546at yahoo dot com

  17. Jenn

    I cannot wait to see warm bodies. Ever since the vampire craze I’ve joked with my friends about how a vampire romance is a ridiculous as a zombie one because technically their both undead. Now that there’s actually a zombie romance floating around I guess I’ll actually have to start reading some vampire romances.

  18. Sarah p

    Yes, but I am a huge believer in reading a book before you go and watch the movie so I will be reading the book first for sure 🙂

    • novareylin

      I normally agree. I watched Les Mis before I read that one though. The movie was sooo good in theaters that I’m glad I didn’t put it off. I don’t know when I’m going to get through that one!

  19. Cassandra Hicks

    Oh yes I can’t wait 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  20. Kirsten

    I definitely plan on seeing this in theaters, it looks amazing 😀

  21. ThePixieSprinkles

    I want to see it so bad! I hope it is still in theaters by the time I finally get a babysitter in March! lol =)

  22. Makaela

    My fiance and I think it looks really funny, can’t wait to see it!

  23. Holly

    I’m most definitely planning to see it, whether in the movie theater or when it’s released to DVD.

  24. Jude Henderson :)

    Um YES! I had seen the book around and hadn’t paid much attention to it but when I watched the trailer I knew I had to read it! I laughed a lot just with the trailer, I cannot wait to see the whole movie and get my hands on the book :D!

    Thanks you for the opportunity!

  25. celina k

    Probably not in theater, but I certainly plan on seeing it! So far it has great reviews!

  26. sarah c.

    Yes, im dying to see this movie!! And read the book!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  27. Ashley Anne Applebee

    The movie looks hilarious! I really hope I can go see it! And I really want to read the book!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. BookAttict

    I’m definitely going to see the movie!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  29. LisaILJ

    Honestly, I will probably wait until it comes out on DVD. I haven’t seen a movie in the theaters in years.

  30. Chantal

    I have read the book only after seeing the movie and though I mostly end up saying that the book was better, this time I think that the movie did a better job at bringing this idea to life. Though it is a great book and thanks to it was to movie made. I’ve heard there is a prequel, have you read it?

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