This Months Challenge

Ending 30/07/2013:
Pick a book off your shelves that you have yet to read (or that you wish to re-read) that falls into the category: Set in a completely fictional world
Example Authors: Feist, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

So I finished the book I'd chosen to read for this month, now I have to find another off my shelf - I have plenty though, so I'm sure I'll find one.

Book: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
How long did it take you to read: 7-14 days
Review: There isn't a whole lot I can say about this book. I read it while in the gym (after running away from metaphorical zombies) and read from page 70 to the end last night. It was an easy read, and it felt very honest. I'm not often a fan of zombie books, simply because I think sometimes they can feel a bit gimmicky, and maybe having the main protagonist be the zombie is a bit of a gimmick but I liked it :).

I enjoy R, he was fun. And the book was good. Very interesting.

My only fault, and the only reason this doesn't have 5 stars, would be that when I finished I was left feeling a little like...was that it? Was that the end of this supernatural novel? I liked the ending, don't get me wrong, and it was very realistic, because this is a broken society, full of soldiers, not scientists, but I kind of wanted more of an explanation. But like I said, in a broken society like this, you can't always expect answers.

Rating out of 10: 8

I would recommend everyone to read this book, because it is amazing, and I just couldn't put it down last night.

How's everyone doing with the book's they've chosen to read? What did you choose?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Challenge: 03 01/04/2013-30/04/2013

I'm sorry I didn't post this on the first, like I should have done!

This months challenge - chose a book off your shelves that was published between 2007 and 2010.

I've chosen Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion which was published in 2010!
Goodreads 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...

I started reading it yesterday in the gym (while cycling) and so far it's really good! I'm not usually one for zombies, so this is a little out there for me, but I'm enjoying it :D

Let us know in the comments what book you're choosing :D