[Review #125] These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner Cover - Review Title: These Broken Stars
Series: Starbound
Book one
Author: Amie Kaufman, Megan Spooner
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Survival
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

Review

These Broken Stars was nothing I expected yet everything I wanted. I really enjoyed reading this book, it’s definitely one of my favourite reads of this year.

First off, that cover! I love the cover, I love the font and the way it takes up most of the picture and is displayed over the main picture. I also love the spacey look, I always love covers that look more like space art than book covers though.

These Broken Stars did start off a little slowly in my opinion, the first thing I thought of was the movie Titanic. The different status’ between Tarver and Lilac, the way the higher status treated the lower status, located on a ship even if it was travelling through space. However as the story progressed it was nothing like Titanic and became it’s own story. The first few chapters introduce the characters, their circumstances and how different they are from each other. I found myself wishing it would hurry up so something different would happen, luckily for me the book didn’t dwell too long on the beginning and life on board the Icarus.

These Broken Stars is a love story, when I had heard that about this book I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I was wrong. I loved this. This love story isn’t insta-love, the characters don’t pine after each other, they don’t think stupid things like how ‘intoxicating’ they smell to each other or how much they want to take each others clothes off. I mean I’m sure they do think that but we don’t read it as it’s not important pertaining to their survival. This love story is raw, heart warming and also heart wrenching.

Lilac and Tarver somehow manage to get escape the Icarus as it’s somehow pulled out of hyperspace too early. Their escape-pod crash lands on a planet that they realize has been terraformed by one of the large companies, yet they seem to be alone which is puzzling and perhaps worrying. Tarver takes immediate action and works to keep himself and Lilac alive, even if he can’t stand the woman and she criticizes everything he does.

I ended up really liking both Lilac and Tarver, I was glad we got to see each of their points of view in the story. The romance builds up and sneaks up on them without them even realizing which I loved. It felt believable despite their differences and status’. I mean I may have even cried at one point which never happens, I’m never moved or invested enough in a story to really feel it as much. But These Broken Stars ‘gave me all the feels’ as everyone puts it. I was very invested in this story and these characters, I was even invested in this world and the planet. These Broken Stars was just brilliant.

Overall These Broken Stars was a compelling read. It was intense getting to see how Tarver and Lilac had to work together to survive, it was addicting to read, the world was rich, the characters were rounded, and the universe that this series is set in is scary. I loved it. I completely adored this book and I cannot wait to read the next love story set in this series!

In Summary:
– These Broken Stars was an amazing read. I loved every minute of it. It was addicting and I became highly invested in the story, the characters, the world and the planet.
– The beginning did start slowly but that didn’t last long, soon enough the story raced along and I couldn’t get enough of it.
– These Broken Stars is a compelling love story, it was deep and raw and I enjoyed reading it.
– This is one of my favourite books that I’ve read so far this year! Which I think is a huge statement.

Jord

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[Review #121] The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass Cover - Review Title: The Elite –
Series: The Selection
Book Two
Author: Kiera Cass
Genre: Dystopia (?), Romance
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Review

I quite enjoyed The Selection, I thought that it had potential and that The Elite would take that potential and make this series huge. However I was incredibly surprised to find that this book is probably the worst second book in a series that I have ever read. By that I mean: I was able to finish this book because it wasn’t boring per se but I dis-liked this book and the main character so much that I actually think I won’t even bother with the last one.

The Elite was very frustrating. The first things I thought when I finished this book and closed the back cover was “What the hell did I just read? What the hell just happened? What the hell is going on? And why the hell does Maxon like America?!”, seriously. This book confused me. The main perpetrator? The romance.

The romance and the love triangle was so forced it felt like America was two completely different people when she was around Maxon and then around Aspen. Whenever Maxon was in her line of sight she was in love with him but whenever Aspen was in her line of sight she was head over heels for him instead. She kept flicking backwards and forwards between to the two like a boomerang. It was ridiculous! She was ridiculous! They were ridiculous! I’m not sure why either of them are even interested in her, she clearly doesn’t know what she wants or who she wants. It just felt like Cass was trying to make the book interesting by forcing the love triangle. It failed, miserably.

In The Selection I wanted to hear and see more of the rebels. In The Elite we got a bit more but the scenes felt placed, it didn’t seem to flow very well. Although the rebels never felt dangerous, they never felt like they were a real threat. Maxon’s father felt more like a threat.

The Elite lost all of the humour that I loved in The Selection. I found America to be whiny, indecisive, pretty horrible. I simply couldn’t find her funny because I disliked her way too much for how indecisive and selfish she was.

In Summary:
– The Elite was probably the worst second book in a series that I have ever read.
– The love triangle was incredibly forced, dry, boring and just plain horrible. There was no chemistry, America loved whoever was in her line of sight. It was ridiculous.
– The rebel scenes felt like they were placed in the story, the story was very choppy and didn’t flow very well. I didn’t seriously think anyone was in any real danger.
– America was just plain selfish.
– I personally did not like this book. This makes me very sad.

Miss J

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[Review #108] Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Cover - Review Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Series: Anna and the French Kiss
Book one
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Genre: YA Contemporary, Chick Lit
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Review

Wow. When everyone* was saying Anna and the French Kiss is probably the best book they’ve ever read; I didn’t believe them. When everyone* was giving this book 5 stars; I thought my opinion would differ. When everyone* was saying Etienne St. Clair was one of the most swoon worthy love interests; I thought ‘how so?’.

Why did I think all of these things before reading this book? Because I’m not that huge on romance taking the forefront of the story. But after reading this I realised this story was a love story. It wasn’t a story where the romance stole the plot. It was a story about love. And in fact it corrected me on the term ‘romance’, there was a lot of romance and swoon worthy moments, it was set in Paris of all places, and was about falling for your best friend when you only became best friends in the first place just to get closer to each other. Wow.

Anna and the French Kiss was amazing. I loved this book. I loved how Paris was described, it made me want to pack up and move there even though I have no reason to. It made me hope I someday find someone that will understand me and take notice of me just as much and as intensely as St. Clair did with Anna. This book definitely made me swoon. Etienne St. Clair made me swoon. Paris made me swoon. This book is 100% swoon-worthy. It’s a 5 star book in another league. Not because it was the most amazing book I’ve ever read, but because it was the most amazing love story that I have enjoyed reading.

I have decided that Etienne St. Clair is by far the top love interest over any book I have ever read. I absolutely loved how much he cared about Anna, I loved that they could have stupid and ridiculous conversations and they both just went with it, I loved the tension between the two. I just really did not like how he could not break up with his girlfriend. He never once physically cheated on her but he did mentally. And that kind of annoyed me. I was sitting there going “Why the hell are you still with your current girlfriend and not with Anna you idiot?!?!” *RAGE*. Other than that I loved him.

At first Anna’s attitude to being forced to go to school in Paris annoyed me. I mean it’s Paris. I would have loved that, it would have been a dream. Sure I would have been scared, but hell, I would have gotten over that. Anna slowly accepted it and got used to living in a foreign country that spoke a foreign language. As I read on I realised just how much I could relate with Anna, I loved that she was honest with St. Clair when it suddenly became too much. I loved they could fight and their relationship still held up, they were honest with each other and understood where the other was coming from. There was no shooting down, there was just acceptance and trying to understand.

I quite liked Stephanie Perkins writing style. It was witty, I laughed multiple times, and all of the conversations cut right to the point. The writing drew me into the story and helped me fall in love with the characters, the scenery, and the story.

Overall I highly enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss, just absolutely loved it. I definitely recommend reading this book!

In Summary:
– I loved, loved, loved this book!
– I loved how intensely St. Clair liked Anna. I liked their best friend relationship and how they felt safe around each other. I liked them together. It gave me butterflies.
– I just really did not like how St. Clair could NOT break up with his current girlfriend. It was crazy. And such a ridiculous reason. Sure it made sense but I still felt like he was hiding behind it.
– I cannot get over how much I loved this book.

Miss J

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*I am exaggerating. Not everyone has read this book.

[Review #107] I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter Cover - Review Title: I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You
Series: Gallagher Girls
Book one
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: YA Contemporary
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it’s really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real “pavement artist”-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? 

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Review

I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You is actually a really fun story. I’ve been trying to read Heist Society for two weeks now but I’ve barely read ten pages as for some reason I just keep on putting it down. As this series is from the same writer I had a feeling I would feel the same way about this book. I was wrong. I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You may be one hell of a title to type, but it’s also one hell of a fun story to read. 

I really liked that my suspense of belief was able to stretch for this story, the facts and the history we heard are made to feel believable which makes me believe that Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women really is a spy school. This was fun to read with the most enjoyable parts being all the spy stuff that Cammie, Bex, Liz and Macey do.

Overall I enjoyed this and I’m eagerly waiting to read the next books in this series.

In Summary:
I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You is one hell of a title to type, but it’s also a pretty fun and entertaining book to read.
– I really liked that my suspense of belief was able to stretch as far as this book wanted.
– My favourite parts were the spy things the girls had to do.
– While this was believable I have yet to feel like the spy business is actually a dangerous business to be in.

Miss J

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[Review #103] Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelly Coriell

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelly Coriell Cover - Review Title: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe
Stand Alone
Author: Shelly Coriell
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Chick Lit
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counsellor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenly.

Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart.

On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.

Review

I really don’t know why I don’t usually like reading this genre because Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe was a pretty fun, light and entertaining book. I highly enjoyed it and I seriously do not understand why it has taken me so long to read something of the YA contemporary or chick lit genre.

Chloe has suddenly been shunned by her two best friends Brie and Merce and she doesn’t know why, the whole school is whispering about her but she doesn’t know what they’re saying, her new school guidance counsellor has declined her Junior Independent Study Project (JISP) saying it doesn’t meet the qualifications and she has a day to come up with a new one, and at home her Grams and mother have started world war III because her Grams Parkinson’s disease is getting worse but she refuses to admit it and move in with them.

Chloe feels like her world is falling apart, she’s tried numerous times to apologise to her best friends even though she has no idea what she did wrong but they won’t have a bar of it, and with her new guidance counsellor suggesting that for her new JISP she should work with her school radio station and help them out with promotion work, she needs her best friends more than ever.

After the day of hell and missing the deadline for her new JISP idea she finds she has no choice but to work at her schools radio station, except no one really wants her there, no one really likes her ideas and even though she’s trying her hardest to pass her JISP she feels more like an outcast than ever. Then the radio station finds out they actually need Chloe and that maybe, just maybe, her new talk show will just be enough to keep them on the air.

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe was a very fun book. I liked that it touched on issues about change and how people can change and grow out of their friends and hobbies and just maybe, that sometimes, that’s exactly what they need to be happy. I hated the way her old best friends were treating Chloe, after all, if they really were her best friends they would have communicated with her rather than spreading rumours and lies about her. That’s not friendship. Chloe finds that out the hard way, and it hurt having to read how lonely Chloe became after losing her friends and realising she doesn’t actually fit in anywhere any more, so she throws her heart and soul into her new JISP even though the staffers at the radio station aren’t very friendly to her.

The bigger picture of this book was touching, and true. Sometimes you need to listen more than talk. The only thing is I didn’t like how her new friends treated her after a huge disaster, I mean sure, they weren’t actually best friends. But it annoyed me that they too ostracised her even after she tried apologising for something that wasn’t her fault, making her more alone than ever. That would suck. I couldn’t imagine ever feeling so lonely.

This book did make me think though, even though it was fun and light it also had quite a few good points. In life you need to listen to your friends and family, but they also need to listen to you, it’s a two way street.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and read it in one night because I was having so much fun and was moved by the events happening in Chloe’s life. It definitely made me wish we had projects like that at the high school I went to.

In Summary:
– I highly enjoyed Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe.
– This book brought up quite a few good points. I liked the issues it tackled.
– It made me think and has me still thinking after I’ve read it.
-It was light and fun to read with a little more depth than most light, fun reads.

Miss J

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[Review #94] Messenger in the Mist by Aubrie Dionne

Messenger in the Mist by Aubrie Dionne Cover - Review Title: Messenger in the Mist
Standalone
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Fantasy
Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

Two factions on the verge of war…A countryside overrun with beasts…A love tested against duty…

Star, a messenger for the Elite Riders of Evenspark, races through the misted countryside delivering correspondence to the bordering Fortress of Ravencliff. The route is haunted by the mysterious beasts that lurk in the moors. Star risks her life for the hope of relocating her parents, for the glory of her illustrious career, and for an unrequited love.

On one such mission, Star discovers she carries plans for the assassination of Prince Valen of Ravencliff – the man who has captured her heart. Weighing love against livelihood, she must decide what’s more important…the safety of her country or her love for the Prince, who is betrothed to Princess Vespa of Evenspark.

With the mist is rising, enabling the Elyndra to gather and threaten the borders of both kingdoms, Star must unravel the mystery of their existence and forestall a war.

Review

When I picked up Messenger in the Mist I really had no idea what I was about to read, but I’ve liked Aubrie Dionne’s other books so I decided to give this a go. I’m really glad I did because I really enjoyed this book. It was a different type of fantasy, it was sweet and fun but also scary and the world was very interesting.

The mist rules the world, it keeps the kingdoms caged in and frightened of leaving their walls. It has always been like this. The Mist covers the land and in it are terrifying winged beasts that snatch you up and carry you away. All the kingdoms have sent out journeymen to try and discover other lands uninhibited by the mist but they’ve never returned. The kingdoms protect themselves by their own means. Evenspark have caged themselves in with windblowers that blow the mist away from all sides and keep everyone safe from the beasts, Ravencliff has is a fortress surrounded by walls so high the mist cannot reach that far up.

Star is the head of the messengers in Evenspark. She travels through the mist to deliver letters between the two kingdoms. In Ravencliff she is always excited and hoping for letters addressed to the royal family so she can see the prince, never in her wildest dreams would she think her infatuation with him would go anywhere. But then she uncovers a plan of treachery and assassination towards Ravencliff’s royal family and she finds herself thrown into an adventure.

I really liked this story, it was sweet in places, exciting in others. The idea of a mist covering the land with beasts that live in it is such a cool and awesome idea! I almost wanted more of the story with more twists and turns just so I could read more of this world. The idea did remind me of the playstation one game Legend of Legaia, except this was a little different and I still liked how it turned out,

Fallon was my favourite character. I find my favourite characters are always the sarcastic, witty and entertaining ones… Fallon was funny and charming, although I really wanted more of him. I wished he had more page time because I felt like I could have grown to really love him but since he wasn’t in it for a whole lot of time I didn’t get to see him. And the scene where Star first meets him? I just knew he was going to be a main character in this story. I mean he was shirtless and sounded aloof which to me portrays sexy… No point in getting readers excited for nothing.

I liked the way everything turned out, except I wanted more in the middle of the book, more between Star and Fallon, more tension and interaction, more attraction. I also wanted a little bit more depth and more time for the romance to really grow and develop. For me I kind if knew where the romance was going but then we get to a point in the story and it gets intense too fast and I felt like it hit me over the head with a bat simply because I hadn’t quite put the pieces together. It didn’t quite feel like it had developed enough to get to that stage. The journeying in this story was exciting but I felt like it took no time at all to get anywhere. The sense of time wasn’t quite right. I never felt like it had been days of travelling or waiting, it felt more like an hour of time had passed.

And then it only took Star and Fallon a matter of days to travel to where they were heading yet all of the journeymen the kingdoms had sent out years a go never made it back? Sure those journeymen probably all died and that was the reason why they didn’t return, but I do find it hard for my suspense of belief to stretch so far to believe not a single one was able to return with information. I feel like the travelling needed to be longer, it needed to be weeks of travelling for me to be satisfied and for it to be believable. I also don’t believe no one would have ever dared to travel north, in the direction the mist was coming from, it only makes logical sense to do so earlier. These little things did irk me but it didn’t stop me from really enjoying this book!

Overall Messenger in the Mist was a nice light fantasy read that kept me entertained. I say it was light but it did get me invested in the characters and the storyline, it just felt a little short for me to really love it and for the world or plot to get very complex.

In Summary:
– This story was interesting and I really liked the idea of the mist. I liked the world this story was set in.
– Fallon was my favourite character, he was witty and sarcastic and overall entertaining and attractive. But I really wished he had more page time in the story.
– While I did enjoy this book I did feel like the stretch of my suspense of belief couldn’t quite reach to the places the author intended, making me question a few things.

Miss J

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[Review #90] Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund Cover - Review Title: Academy 7
Author: Anne Osterlund
Genre: Science Fiction
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousinson of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring.

They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship?and romance begins to form.

But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . .

Review

Academy 7 surprised me. I liked this book a lot more than I expected.

Aerin has just managed to escape Vizhan; an X planet that she has lived on since her fathers ship crashed there years ago. Unfortunately her father passed away in the crash leaving Aerin to defend for herself on a planet that treats its people like slaves. Aerin finally manages to escape to her fathers ship which had been left in the field it landed in as a rusted piece of junk, fix it up just enough to leave the planet, and make her escape. Just when Aerin thinks her ship is about to die on her she is discovered by a passing Alliance space ship that saves her life. On this ship they give her a test which qualifies her to attend one of the universe’s best space academies,  Academy 7. As she is from a planet that is not apart of the Alliance she is all too aware she is illegally attending Academy 7, so she makes the most of all that is being taught in case she is found out and must leave.

Dane was brought up as apart of the military, his father being an Alliance General and a Council member, but coming from an abusive family he knows his father would never let him attend Academy 7. So when he finds out he is admitted to the school his older brother was denied from, he expects to be pulled out as soon as his father arrives back from his latest trade meeting. In fact when the time comes he insures to leave in a way that will embarrass is father. unfortunately for him his plan backfires and gets him in trouble, unbeknownst to Aerin whom happens to be in the wrong place and time she is dragged down with Dane and must face his consequences too.

What I loved most about Academy 7 was the world building. It interested me a lot, the political side, the technological side, the way the universe could be, the ideas behind it. I really liked that Aerin wasn’t stupid or a damsel in distress; she was very intelligent and knew how to fight for survival. She rivaled Dane in nearly every way. The relationship between Aerin and Dane grows throughout the story which I loved because it didn’t happen in an instant.

Overall, Academy 7 is a very enjoyable Science Fiction story!

Similar: Across the Universe, Enders Game, Tundra 37

Miss J

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[Review #74] Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - Review - Zombie Title: Warm Bodies
Series: Warm Bodies
Book one
Author: Isaac Marion
Genre: Paranormal Romance-ish
Young Adult
Rating: 
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Summary

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…

Review

Warm Bodies is a sweet post apocalyptic romance that just so happened to have a zombie as the main character.

R is a zombie. He has no memory of his life before he became one of the walking dead that now rule the world, he does not even remember how he was turned. But from the lack of injury to his body he figures he turned by natural causes and not too long ago as he hasn’t started decomposing yet. The only thing R can remember is that his name has something to do with an R; therefore he has held onto that bit of humanity and kept something of his name from his previous life.

One day when he goes out hunting, among the group of humans he and a group of other zombies are currently in the middle of eating, he discovers a girl. After just having devoured her partner, for reasons he can’t comprehend then and there, he decides to save her rather than eat her. And so his zombie life changes.

The main thing I liked about Warm Bodies was the humour; the blunt, dark humour. I found myself laughing out loud many times while reading this. R was an interesting and likeable narrator and to be honest that is the main reason I was able to finish this book. At the times I wondered where the story was going and what the story was even about his narration kept me reading.

Warm Bodies was sweet in places, scary in others and sometimes downright creepy. Yet I still found myself enjoying this. That was all. I didn’t love this and I didn’t hate this, I simply enjoyed this. It isn’t action packed or filled with graphic horror scenes, it’s about a zombie just trying to figure out why he isn’t happy in his life and why he has taken an interest in his food.

I recommend Warm Bodies to anyone wanting to read a post apocalyptic zombie novel that is more on the romantic comedy side rather than the horror side. It was sweet, super quick to read, and humorous – an enjoyable light read!

Miss J