Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Club!

HEY! Tara from fabulous but evil here guest posting for Heather today. 

I've challenged myself to read 100 books in 2013 and so far I've already knocked out 12 books! Today I wanna tell y'all about one of my favorites that I've read this year..

SYNOPSIS from goodreads:

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.

Let me say up front that zombie books are typically not my thing. I have read one other zombie book and I did not enjoy it at all. That said, I saw the preview for the movie based on this book and it made me want to immediately read the book.

I really enjoyed this book. I didn't want to put it down. It was the perfect mix of sweet, creepy (he is a zombie, after all), and sad. I loved the writing and the characters. When you really get into it, you realize the story is about so much more than a zombie-human romance. I realize not everyone will fall in love with this book, but it was so much more than I expected it to be!

And just for fun, here's the preview for the movie:

What have you been reading?
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Sarah E. said...

I had seen the book long ago, and pretty much ignored it. But when I saw the preview for the movie, it clicked that it was a book and I knew I had to read it asap!

Nichole said...

Haha, I'm not into the whole zombie thing either, but I want to see the movie; I had no idea it was a book!

Meg O. said...

The synopsis just sounds silly but I have liked your recommendations in the past. LOL

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

I loved this book! Have you read the host? Can't wait to see the movie. and if you're at 12 already, you should blow past a hundred. I set my goal of 365 a few years ago...I read 361...and I was devastated. haha

Shoshanah said...

I keep seeing the previews for this and wanting to both see & read it! And while I don't consider myself a zombie person, I absolutely loved Cold Kiss which is a zombie book (although it really didn't feel like one to me).

Heather said...

I don't know how well I'd like this book, but the movie does sound interesting!

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