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  • Published: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099583820
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

Warm Bodies (The Warm Bodies Series)

Now a major motion picture starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich.

'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...

  • Published: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099583820
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Isaac Marion

Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, USA, where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010 - Warm Bodies became a New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. Isaac lives in Seattle with his cat and a beloved cactus, writing fiction and music and taking pictures of everything.

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Praise for Warm Bodies (The Warm Bodies Series)

I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. Isaac Marion has created the most unexpected romantic lead I've ever encountered, and rewritten the entire concept of what it means to be a zombie in the process. This story stayed with me long after I finished reading it. I eagerly await the next book by Isaac Marion


A mesmerising evolution of a classic contemporary myth

Simon Pegg

Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. R is the thinking woman's zombie - though somewhat grey-skinned and monosyllabic, he could be the perfect boyfriend, if he could manage to refrain from eating you. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching and fun, as delightful as a mouthful of fresh brains


A disarming writer, ruefully humorous, knowingly cinematic in scope. This is a slacker-zombie novel with a heart


Warm Bodies is a terrific book - a compelling literary fantasy which is also a strange and affecting pop-culture parable

Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World

Sweet and darkly witty, and, in R, offers a laconically charming hero... Set against the backdrop of this grim world, the life-and-death-changing love affair that develops is wryly playful, cinematic and ultimately moving - through the lost lives of the dead we are able relish life in all its messy, dishevelled gory glory

Time Out

Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?

Financial Times

Enormous fun

Marie Claire

So sexy it makes Twilight look anaemic

News of the World

A starry-eyed, sweetly comic story about the humanising power of love, for this is Romeo and Juliet...with zombies

The Bookseller

Wonderfully original

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

One of the most imaginative love stories we've read in years - we absolutely loved it!


The problems of Isaac Marion's star-crossed lovers make the Montague-Capulet relationship seem easy. When your new suitor ate your old boyfriend's brain, trust issues are unavoidable... Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?

Adrian Turpin, Financial Times

Elegantly written, funny, self-aware

Simon Lewis, Daily Mail Ireland

Beautifully written and wonderfully evocative

Living North

You'll love this book. A haunting love story that brings hope humanity can survive just about anything - even death

Molly Dyson, PA Life

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