Keep your eyes open for cards and posters distributed by R’s Rmy, the street team for Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies universe, as the publication of The Burning World approaches. Isaac continues the tale of R and the post-apocalyptic world in which some zombies are able to achieve sentience. R is learning how to be human, one clumsy step at a time. But although he’s forgotten his old life, it hasn’t forgotten him, and it may threaten the world he’s grown to love.
Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart building a new world from the ashes of the old one.
And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.
How do you fight an enemy that s in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn t want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.
Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion s bestselling tale of a zombie s return to humanity through an unlikely encounter with love, has captured hearts worldwide, appearing in twenty-seven languages and inspiring a major film along with a passionate fandom. This special five-year anniversary edition includes the powerful prequel novella, The New Hunger, which sheds light on the saga s past while setting the stage for its epic conclusion.
In the highly original ( Seattle Times) Warm Bodies, R is a man with an existential crisis: he is dead. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his fellow zombies, but he craves something more than brains and the memories he gains when he eats them. He wants a life of his own.
After absorbing the poignant life of a troubled young man, R makes a choice that begins the unlikeliest of relationships with his victim s ex-girlfriend. Julie is angry and scared but fiercely alive, a blast of color in R s grey existence, and as they struggle to protect each other from the grim society around them, they begin to set off dangerous sparks the kind that could revive their lifeless world, or start a war that destroys it.
But their story doesn t end or begin there. The New Hunger takes us back seven years to a crucial crossroads in three young lives. Julie and her parents drive across the wastelands of America in search of a new home. Her future friend Nora struggles to protect her brother, a boy with a secret that might one day change the world. And in the darkness of a forest, a dead man opens his eyes. Who is he? What is he? As R unravels these grim mysteries and Julie and Nora scour the world for hope, each step brings them closer to an encounter of beauty and tragedy that will change the course of their lives.
Together, Warm Bodies and The New Hunger form a richly layered tale of love and hope in the darkest of times, while also opening the doors to an epic saga that continues with The Burning World, an excerpt of which is included in this edition for current fans and newcomers alike.