Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
At first I thought I wouldn’t like this book, but then I saw the movie one random night (Yes, I saw the film first), and I actually liked the film a lot. So, a few days later, I bought the book while at Barnes and Noble. Sadly, I had to get the film’s tie-in edition, but that is besides the point. The film left out a lot of what’s in the book, making it actually better than the film. Honestly, I love them both for different reasons.