Warm Bodies I unexpectedly loved this book. I am absolutely TERRIFIED of zombies, but I legitimately loved this book. It is not for everyone, but I personally greatly appreciated the uniqueness of this book. I thought it was a great story with a very unique perspective and twist on zombies.
DNF I did not finish this book! I wanted to like it and I went into it with high expectations but as I kept reading I couldn't help but feel like it was a bit corny. The story just felt too unrealistic, which I know it's about zombies so it's not super realistic anyway, but I believe that no matter what the setting or characters if the book is a romance novel, the romance will trump all the other minor details and suck the reader in. Unfortunately I didn't feel sucked in. I kept waiting to get into it but I never really did. This book just wasn't for me but I know that there are many out there who really enjoyed and and enjoyed the movie.
This book was sappy, cheesy and corny. It is all of those, but it is also kind of beautiful. I love the way that R wants to change and actively seeks out that change. He is a well-rounded character as most of the characters in the book are. It has a sappy ending, but it's sweet. I enjoyed it. For a romance novel, it was surprisingly well-written and deep.
I think this book is great!
It actually was tough going for me at first with this book because I was certain it was going to be a crummy romance novel. While there is definitely a theme of love involved--it's what makes R trudge along--it's not what the book is all about. I was a fan of the action, definitely, especially with the Boneys. Loved the comedy--it kept me entranced on a hazy, wintry night. But most of all, I loved this idea of new beginnings. R's voice is what struck me throughout. How it starts out and continues to evolve throughout the narrative as he begins to change. R is a character I rooted for whole-heartedly, and how could you not, considering he doesn't even have a heart? Give the poor guy a break! All of the characters were interesting in their own way, and I would actually have liked to have gotten to know them better. I suppose R will though, if he and this new world he has created will continue to expand...