Isaac Marion
The Living
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The Living Isaac Marion The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something poetic Library Journal highly original Seattle Times and ultimately moving Time Out London Now the story of a dead man s search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and i The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something poetic Library Journal highly original Seattle Times and ultimately moving Time Out London Now the story of a dead man s search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and intimate.Before he was a flesh eating corpse, R was something worse He remembers it all now, a life of greed and apathy destructive than any virus, and he sees only one path to redemption he must fight the forces he helped create But what can R, Julie, and their tiny gang of fugitives do against the creeping might of the Axiom Group, the bizarre undead corporation that s devouring what s left of America It s time for a road trip.No flyover country This time they ll face the madness on the ground, racing their RV across the wastelands as tensions rise and bonds unravel because R isn t the only one hiding painful secrets Everyone is on their own desperate search for a kidnapped daughter, a suicidal mother, and an abused little boy with a gift that could save humanity if humanity can convince him it s worth saving.All roads lead home, to a final confrontation with the plague and its shareholders But this is a monster that guns can t kill A battle only one weapon can win Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 433 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Zola Books More Details ISBN 1939126398 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UPDATE The Living will be released November 13th Check out IsaacMarion to see the cover art AND to ore order a signed hardcover Update Isaac will be self publishing The Living with an expected release date of fall 2018 I can t wait to finally get my hands on this book flag 22 likesLike see review Aug 26, 2017 Tabi marked it as to read YO MY COVER FINALLY CAME flag 15 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Nov 01, 2018 Faith BookSelf You Are What You Read marked it as to read Shelves series i need to finish, owned tbr, owned, signed by the author I ve never been excited flag 7 likesLike see review Feb 10, 2017 Emily Cheng marked it as to read This book will be released the same year as The Burning World a.k.a the second book in the series Amazing flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 29, 2017 Alice hamer rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 I just finished The Burning World I love R no matter what, and I cannot wait for last book to come out yay flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 TJ rated it really liked it My enjoyment of this book may have been lessened because I read The Burning World so long ago, and this is basically part 2 of that story That said, it kinda felt like I jumped in the middle of a narrative, but that s expected It just was hard to do I recommend reading them back to back, definitely Some of the concepts in this were a little too out there for what I usually go for, and one scene in particular was a little silly, but overall it acts as a solid conclusion to the series Jus My enjoyment of this book may have been lessened because I read The Burning World so long ago, and this is basically part 2 of that story That said, it kinda felt like I jumped in the middle of a narrative, but that s expected It just was hard to do I recommend reading them back to back, definitely Some of the concepts in this were a little too out there for what I usually go for, and one scene in particular was a little silly, but overall it acts as a solid conclusion to the series Just don t go in expecting a big name reveal for R I may have to reread The Burning World and The Living one day to truly appreciate them together 4 5 Stars flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2018 RaygunGothic marked it as to read Publishers, please publish faster I m dying of cliffhanger flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2016 Joan added it I think I want to finish it in a peaceful sorroundings flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 15, 2018 Danielle Zimmerman rated it really liked it Shelves to buy The Warm Bodies series and the story of a zombie filled with love has come a long way since it made its first appearance in the world Evolving from a sort of existential Romeo and Juliet story featuring zombies into a cautionary tale turned uncanny commentary on the current world climate and now to a beacon of hope, this series encapsulates every aspect of the human condition It may have been pitched as a story about zombies and survival, but The Living proves it s so much than that.The L The Warm Bodies series and the story of a zombie filled with love has come a long way since it made its first appearance in the world Evolving from a sort of existential Romeo and Juliet story featuring zombies into a cautionary tale turned uncanny commentary on the current world climate and now to a beacon of hope, this series encapsulates every aspect of the human condition It may have been pitched as a story about zombies and survival, but The Living proves it s so much than that.The Living by Isaac Marion is an impressive feat of storytelling that puts this epic tale to rest in the most thought provoking and organic way Spanning multiple generations, thousands of miles, and several planes of existence, The Living shows us all what it really means to be alive and how to exist in the world we wish to see.Read my full review on Hypable flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Paige Brumby rated it it was amazing review of another edition The final installment of the Warm Bodies series is deeply thought provoking and intenseEverything comes to head in this fourth and final book in the series Relationships are questioned, people are lost and found, old identities are discovered and new ones are forged In the end, this series is ultimately a story about the power of choice, hope, willpower and humanity Once you believe something is true, that belief can take over and bend reality, literally in the case of the Warm Bodies series The final installment of the Warm Bodies series is deeply thought provoking and intenseEverything comes to head in this fourth and final book in the series Relationships are questioned, people are lost and found, old identities are discovered and new ones are forged In the end, this series is ultimately a story about the power of choice, hope, willpower and humanity Once you believe something is true, that belief can take over and bend reality, literally in the case of the Warm Bodies series.If you want literature full of action, romance, drama and horror, this series is a no brainer But there is to this series than just those things, it is also very philosophical, offering a unique perspective on death, life and the afterlife I highly recommend this book and the ones before it flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Darcy Daydreamingofbookdragons marked it as to be released We have a release date And it is soon November 13th flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Rehema M rated it it was amazing review of another edition Amazing I love this book and loved the story Very good and hopeful conclussion to the series One of the best books of 2018 flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 abdulia ortiz perez rated it it was amazing Shelves read for 2018 I received this book from Smith Publicity Publishing for honest review Give me Zombie This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good Know I have to read books of his and read action packed books.Wow what a surprising read Couldn t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book Just when I thought it was ending you turned and keep the reader at the edge of their chair.Keep up the great I received this book from Smith Publicity Publishing for honest review Give me Zombie This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good Know I have to read books of his and read action packed books.Wow what a surprising read Couldn t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book Just when I thought it was ending you turned and keep the reader at the edge of their chair.Keep up the great work Can t wait for the next adventure.I highly recommend this book.Great Action Pack This was my first time reading anything from this author This was a awesome read It was fast read Just how I like it I couldn t put it down at all and I was so hooked in the story One setting read It was a good fantastic read That is something I think everybody dreams about Like who wouldn t The writing was good I love the setting and theme in the storyline I love the characters I highly recommend everybody read and get this books Everything comes to head in this fourth and final book in the series Relationships are questioned, people are lost and found, old identities are discovered and new ones are forged In the end, this series is ultimately a story about the power of choice, hope, willpower and humanity Once you believe something is true, that belief can take over and bend reality, literally in the case of the Warm Bodies series.If you want literature full of action, romance, drama and horror, this series is a no brainer But there is to this series than just those things, it is also very philosophical, offering a unique perspective on death, life and the afterlife.I highly recommend this book and the ones before it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 The Bookish Austin rated it it was amazing I m so happy I read to the end of this series 3 flag 2 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 14, 2018 Svenja rated it it was amazing Shelves buy next So f ck no, I m not ready For any of this, but I know I have to do it Me going into this book because I m so sad that this story is over, I really just want to go back to the first book and read it all again.This is the conclusion to R s story, but it s also a story about saving the world, finding yourself and how fucked up society really is.I really love how Marion started the book by saying that this was never supposed to be a political book and that he d finished the story long before the So f ck no, I m not ready For any of this, but I know I have to do it Me going into this book because I m so sad that this story is over, I really just want to go back to the first book and read it all again.This is the conclusion to R s story, but it s also a story about saving the world, finding yourself and how fucked up society really is.I really love how Marion started the book by saying that this was never supposed to be a political book and that he d finished the story long before the world went down the path it has now and how in this case life imitates art, and not in a good way Whether or not he wanted it to be political, it is a brilliant piece of societal criticism, the entire trilogy and the prequel are Marion weaves in this fantastical element of zombie ism to get to what s really wrong with society and it works so damn well.I was not the biggest fan of the second book, that s no a secret I thought the plot revolved too much around personal issues, the characters changed on way I didn t want and understand and some of the additional cast was just not for me However, Marion s writing always makes up for everything The guy could write up a report of the most boring stuff on earth and I d still be captivated He just has that kind of poetic writing.Anyway, pretty much all of the issues I had with the second book were resolved in this one The plot was a lot less convoluted, the characters were still growing but in ways I could understand and appreciate and even though the situations sometimes resolved a little too smoothly, the pacing was really good There was never a moment when I was bored or wondered why a scene was in the book There are also a lot POVs than in the other books because we switched between R and this collective of humanity which was then used to change to the POV of another character.Like is said, the writing is smooth and beautiful and poetic to the point where you just comfortably slide into the story and never want to leave.Okay, that s not true This book includes a lot of sexist language, simply because the big evil aka Axiom is sexist and insane and hateful The language was upsetting but it was there for a reason and it really put the focus on just how deranged these people really are.We also got a lot insight into R s past and the church he helped build How wonderful, to be an angel To be created perfect, not broken, not designed to crave evil and set on loose on a path to Hell To be born good, a child of innate worth who does not have to hate himself to be loved This is from a new character we got to follow the new head of the church R built, his former best friend and an overall awful human being No matter how many wars erupted, you kept provoking , kept raising armies and smashing them together like toys, kept hating and hurting and devouring each other until you finally broke the universe You reached the very bottom and you drilled right through, and a new kind of death bubbled up to meet you see what I mean about the writing This is from one of R s sermons I really loved to see the contrast between his old self ready to spew his bs thoughts into the world and his nowaday self reluctant to talk unless it s to change the world But life isn t a story that the world is telling me It s a conversation, and I ve been listening long enough It s time for me to speak But with all those truths and memories coming to R, his relationship with Julie is still being tested Time rounded my memories like beach pebbles until they seemed too smooth to hurt anyone, but now that I m hurling them at Julie I can feel their jagged edges I m not at all a fan of relationship drama in books, but all the problems Julie and R faced and all the talks they had about them just seemed so realistic and understandable that I couldn t even really bring myself to be annoyed They were necessary for their relationship and character growth.Which brings us to the other characters Marion writes strong female characters He writes realistic, relatable, hurt, broken, badass, brave, desperate, powerful, strong female characters with all their flaws and weaknesses and strengths I love Julie and Nora, their friendship is amazing and the two as individuals are also amazing They re different characters who handle things differently, who talk openly about their pasts, who aren t afraid of their scars both visible and invisible and no matter what, they push through This book does what other YA books fail to do it shows how people break and put themselves back together and how they re traumatized, how they cope in unhealthy ways, how they sometimes can t find their way back alone These characters have been through hell and you can always tell and not just because you know it s a dystopian setting, but because these characters how you and tell you.Julie will always be one of my favorite characters because she somehow managed to pull back from being a broken, suicidal, not good human being to a kind, hopeful, strong woman who can somehow always find the strength to keep going.Marcus is also just a great character I m really sad we only got so little Marcus Nora time because I just love their dynamic Also M is hilarious You skinny bitches can t hold your lead and Bullet sponge coming through.Addis and the other kids were really nice kids to have around in a book, no whining, no annoying, just quiet, well behaved, freaking brilliant kids.Tomsen was a little too weird for me personally but she was also obviously brilliant and I like her in small doses, I just know I could never go on a road trip with someone like that.Abram is still my least favorite character, even though I finally understood why he was around He worked really well in this book and since we were mostly focusing on his thoughts and his struggles, he wasn t as insufferable as in The Burning World.Overall I can just say that the characters are always well rounded, believable people and even when you don t like them you can appreciate them for what they re bringing into the story.Also the married gay couple who randomly adopted a dead kid and called him Rover and kept arguing were just precious History was a long time ago, love and then they proceed to discuss utopia with the ragtag bunch of people they meet at maybe the last diner on earth and are just like well okay then I wish they d gone with them.But the main reason I ll always love these books is the grip Marion has on society and what s wrong with it and how it sometimes even goes against human nature It s how you come out of these books where so many humans do such awful things and you still somehow believe that humans are good at heart It s how he manages to write 4 books about zombies without falling into any clich s, without making his story anything remotely like a zombie story These books are not about the horror, the action, the fight scenes, the blood and gore and angst, it s honestly simply about these characters who are only ever trying to save themselves and each other and once they ve kind of managed that, decide that maybe they can kind of save the world too.I still cannot believe that the publisher dropped this beautiful series, that so many people stopped after Warm Bodies because these books and Marion are brilliant Not just his writing, not just his characters but his honest and still somehow hopeful look on the world.I really hope he keeps writing because this man deserves so much recognition and love and all of the book deals in the world.I will be buying a copy of this book, probably next month because I can t not own this stupid expensive shipping Also thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this book as my first ever requested book did I join Netgalley simply for this book because I saw that it was on there when I Googled the book You bet So this was really exciting for me, not just because this is one of my favorite series ever and because I ve waited for this book for what felt like forever and because I was really worried that it might not get released Do you really think your bumbling human errors no matter how colorful disqualify you from life Or even happiness Look around you Right back at you, Mr Marion, right back at you I also now really hope that somewhere there s this human collective and this beautiful library and we ll get to live there once we re dead I don t believe in God but I ll hope for something like that because maybe someday that ll save us all Merged review So f ck no, I m not ready For any of this, but I know I have to do it Me going into this book because I m so sad that this story is over, I really just want to go back to the first book and read it all again.This is the conclusion to R s story, but it s also a story about saving the world, finding yourself and how fucked up society really is.I really love how Marion started the book by saying that this was never supposed to be a political book and that he d finished the story long before the world went down the path it has now and how in this case life imitates art in a bad way Whether or not he wanted it to be political, it is a brilliant piece of societal criticism, the entire series is Marion weaves this fantastical element of zombie ism into a YA setting to get to what s really wrong with society and it works so damn well.I was not the biggest fan of the second book, that s not a secret I thought the plot revolved too much around personal issues, the characters changed in ways I didn t want and understand and some of the additional cast was just not for me However, Marion s writing always makes up for everything The guy could write up a report of the most boring stuff on earth and I d still be captivated He just has that kind of poetic writing.Anyway, pretty much all of the issues I had with the second book were resolved in this one The plot was a lot less convoluted, the characters were still growing but in ways I could understand and appreciate and even though the situations sometimes resolved a little too smoothly, the pacing was really good There was never a moment when I was bored or wondered why a certain scene had been included There are also a lot POVs than in the other books because we switched between R and this collective of humanity which was then used to change to the POV of another character That gives the reader a lot insight into the workings of the story and just tied it all up beautifully Like is said, the writing is smooth and beautiful and poetic to the point where you just comfortably slide into the story and never want to leave.Okay, that s not true This book includes a lot of sexist language, simply because the big evil aka Axiom is sexist and insane and hateful The language was upsetting but it was there for a reason and it really put the focus on just how deranged these people really are.We also got a lot insight into R s past and the church he helped build How wonderful, to be an angel To be created perfect, not broken, not designed to crave evil and set on loose on a path to Hell To be born good, a child of innate worth who does not have to hate himself to be loved This is from a new character we got to follow the head of the church R built, R s former best friend and an overall awful human being No matter how many wars erupted, you kept provoking , kept raising armies and smashing them together like toys, kept hating and hurting and devouring each other until you finally broke the universe You reached the very bottom and you drilled right through, and a new kind of death bubbled up to meet you see what I mean about the writing This is from one of R s sermons I really loved to see the contrast between his old self ready to spew his bs thoughts into the world and his nowaday self reluctant to talk unless it s to change the world But life isn t a story that the world is telling me It s a conversation, and I ve been listening long enough It s time for me to speak But with all those truths and memories returning to R, his relationship with Julie is still being tested Time rounded my memories like beach pebbles until they seemed too smooth to hurt anyone, but now that I m hurling them at Julie I can feel their jagged edges I m not at all a fan of relationship drama in books, but all the problems Julie and R faced and all the talks they had about them just seemed so realistic and understandable that I couldn t even really bring myself to be annoyed They were necessary for their relationship and character growth.Which brings us to the other characters Marion writes strong female characters He writes realistic, relatable, hurt, broken, badass, brave, desperate, powerful, strong female characters with all their flaws and weaknesses and strengths I love Julie and Nora, their friendship is amazing and the two as individuals are also simply great They re different characters who handle things differently, who talk openly about their pasts, who aren t afraid of their scars both visible and invisible and no matter what, they push through This book does what other YA books fail to do it shows how people break and put themselves back together and how they re traumatized, how they cope in unhealthy ways, how they sometimes can t find their way back alone These characters have been through hell and you can always tell and not just because you know it s a dystopian setting, but because these characters show and tell you.Julie will always be one of my favorite characters because she somehow managed to pull back from being a broken, suicidal, not good human being to a kind, hopeful, strong woman who can somehow always find the strength to keep going.Marcus is also just a great character I m really sad we only got so little Marcus Nora time because I just love their dynamic Also M is hilarious You skinny bitches can t hold your lead and Bullet sponge coming through.Addis and the other kids were really nice kids to have around in a book, no whining, no annoying, just quiet, well behaved, freaking brilliant kids.Tomsen was a little too weird for me personally but she was also obviously brilliant and I like her in small doses, I just know I could never go on a road trip with someone like that.Abram is still my least favorite character, even though I finally understood why he was around He fit really well into this book and since we were mostly focusing on his thoughts and his struggles, he wasn t as insufferable as in The Burning World.Overall I can just say that the characters are always well rounded, believable people and even when you don t like them you can appreciate them for what they re bringing into the story.Also the married gay couple who randomly adopted a dead kid and called him Rover and kept arguing were just precious History was a long time ago, love and then they proceed to discuss utopia with the ragtag bunch of people they meet at maybe the last diner on earth and are just like well okay then I wish they d gone with them.But the main reason I ll always love these books is the grip Marion has on society and what s wrong with it and how it sometimes even goes against human nature It s how you come out of these books where so many humans do such awful things and you still somehow believe that humans are good at heart It s how he manages to write 4 books about zombies without falling into any clich s, without making his story anything remotely like a zombie story These books are not about the horror, the action, the fight scenes, the blood and gore and angst, it s honestly simply about these characters who are only ever trying to save themselves and each other and once they ve kind of managed that, decide that maybe they can kind of save the world too.I still cannot believe that the publisher dropped this beautiful series, that so many people stopped after Warm Bodies because these books and Marion are brilliant Not just his writing, not just his characters but his honest and still somehow hopeful look on the world.I really hope he keeps writing because this man deserves so much recognition and love and all of the book deals in the world.I will be buying a copy of this book, probably next month stupid expensive shipping from the US because I can t not own this book Also thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this book as my first ever requested book did I join Netgalley simply for this book because I saw that it was on there when I googled the book You bet So this was really exciting for me, not just because this is one of my favorite series ever and because I ve waited for this book for what felt like forever and because I was really worried that it might not get released but also because I got to read this book in an entirely new setting Do you really think your bumbling human errors no matter how colorful disqualify you from life Or even happiness Look around you Right back at you, Mr Marion, right back at you I also now really hope that somewhere there s this human collective and this beautiful library and we ll get to live there once we re dead I don t believe in God but I ll hope for something like that because maybe someday that ll save us all flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Bingz Huang rated it it was amazing I am so glad I got to read this epic ending to the Warm Bodies series It s so beautifully written and it is a strong reminder for me to not be afraid of my external reality The reality is always mouldable Just be true to yourself and what you really want flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Sara Grossaint rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, best books, signed copy I have been waiting for a book titled The Living by Isaac Marion ever since I closed the back cover of Warm Bodies clear back in November 2011, when I was on Thanksgiving break and had just discovered the most magical thing a person could possibly have the privilege to discover a truly meaningful, life changing book.It took seven years and two unexpected other books from that moment until now for me to finally be able to hold and pore over a book called The Living by Isaac Marion and it is so s I have been waiting for a book titled The Living by Isaac Marion ever since I closed the back cover of Warm Bodies clear back in November 2011, when I was on Thanksgiving break and had just discovered the most magical thing a person could possibly have the privilege to discover a truly meaningful, life changing book.It took seven years and two unexpected other books from that moment until now for me to finally be able to hold and pore over a book called The Living by Isaac Marion and it is so surreal to me that I ve just said those words and that those words are true.I m gonna be honest, I really don t want to talk too much about the plot at hand, mostly because it would spoil its priors, but also because I m incredibly caught up in the pathos and ethos of it all, because I can t believe I ve reached this incredibly surreal reality wherein this series is, unbelievably, over.Instead, I ll just say this much this book is Isaac Marion at his best He has grown so much over the years and it s absolutely magical that he managed put together a narrative that so perfectly paralleled his evolution as a writer He started with his rise to fame in Warm Bodies, which details a corpse learning what it means to be alive Then he wrote a bit of a love letter to the world itself in The New Hunger as he backtracked and discovered what made Warm Bodies so good Then he took a brave, bold new direction in The Burning World, which follows our protagonists as they learn that being radical dreamers come at great cost, ironic for a book that ultimately came crashing to the ground financially with its beautiful wax wings melted into nothingness But then, like a phoenix from the ashes, like a zombie learning how to live again, Isaac Marion picked himself up and published the finale, perhaps not the way he planned, but eventually as promised.He came back from the dead in almost the most literal and perhaps the most literary way and that is, for certain, the greatest metaphor ever turned into fact, especially when you re talking about the story of a zombie so filled with love he had no choice but to live, just like Isaac Marion, a man so filled with love, he had no choice but to tell this story.And I can t help but feel nothing but grateful for that Thank you, Isaac, for this story, this journey, these characters I am so proud of you as a writer and as a man and I will never, ever, ever forget the wisdom you ve imparted upon me through these books I will be waiting eagerly to see what you do with your second life You couldn t possibly disappoint me flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Swagatam Nath rated it really liked it The Warm Bodies series that started as a sweet love story in apocalyptic era concluded in an entirely larger than life scenario with The Living I was so excited that I read it in a single sitting as soon as I got the e book I would recommend reading The Burning World and The Living back to back Liked the way the characters developed The plague that lives within feels like a metaphor after reading the third novel of the series The story is about how the central characters choose to liv The Warm Bodies series that started as a sweet love story in apocalyptic era concluded in an entirely larger than life scenario with The Living I was so excited that I read it in a single sitting as soon as I got the e book I would recommend reading The Burning World and The Living back to back Liked the way the characters developed The plague that lives within feels like a metaphor after reading the third novel of the series The story is about how the central characters choose to live and fight the plague within I thought I would get the actual name of R but had to be content with the surname and a little bit of past of R Overall I must admit that the series has outgrown my expectations from the first novel of the series flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Alyson Kent rated it it was amazing Wow WOW That s all I can say for the ending of R and Julie s story So amazing flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Jess rated it liked it Honestly I don t know how I felt about this book The first book was light and humorous, the second not as much and this one definitely not So it wasn t what I was expecting Also I didn t even understand it SoI don t know flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Iris rated it really liked it Shelves favorites 4.5 A beautiful conclusion to an outstanding series I don t regret spending 40 on a physical copy, so I guess you could say I really enjoyed it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves next in series 3.75 stars There were a lot of intriguing elements that I liked, and a lot of really good character development I was satisfied with the ending and felt like everything wrapped up well However, the book just doesn t feel like it s going to stick with me Would ve rounded down to 3 stars except getting the emails from the author while waiting for the hardcover was a really cool way to feel connected to him and his publishing process, making him human rather than just a distant figure 3.75 stars There were a lot of intriguing elements that I liked, and a lot of really good character development I was satisfied with the ending and felt like everything wrapped up well However, the book just doesn t feel like it s going to stick with me Would ve rounded down to 3 stars except getting the emails from the author while waiting for the hardcover was a really cool way to feel connected to him and his publishing process, making him human rather than just a distant figure I loved getting to read about that side of the process and wish authors would do that flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Yvonne Its All About Books rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2018 releases, arc, netgalley, series, zombies, young adult, dystopia, science fiction, future, horror Finished reading November 13th 2018 It s easier to fall than to climb, and yet against all logic, life keeps rising A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Zola Books in exchange for an honest review Thank you view spoiler Before I start I have to make a confession and say that I probably would never have decided to read The Living if I would have read The Burning World before requesting a copy of this final book Why I was considerably underwhelmed by Finished reading November 13th 2018 It s easier to fall than to climb, and yet against all logic, life keeps rising A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Zola Books in exchange for an honest review Thank you view spoiler Before I start I have to make a confession and say that I probably would never have decided to read The Living if I would have read The Burning World before requesting a copy of this final book Why I was considerably underwhelmed by the sequel, and I had serious problems with the writing style Still, part of me hoped that this final book of the Warm Bodies series would be an improvement and a satisfying conclusion to R and Julie s story Sadly it wasn t meant to be The Living follows the same structure as the sequel and even intensifies the confusing writing style and structure as the end is coming near Once again, I felt that the story in general lacks a proper plot and that both plot and characters were mostly all over the place and running into random trouble instead of following a coherent line As for the writing style especially the WE chapters were frustratingly confusing and there were too many jumps and switches between past, present and the different characters to make for a coherent story I can forgive a zombie story not being scary and the humans being the bad guys for once This is actually quite a refreshing angle I can forgive the romance, especially since we are spared a love triangle But between the writing, lack of proper plot and general feeling of confusement I can t say I had a great time reading The Living, and to be honest I was relieved when I finally reached the final page I didn t find the ending particularly satisfying either All in all not exactly a positive experience unfortunately.WARNING Possible spoilers Please don t read this summary if you haven t read the first two books of this series yet I ll keep the summary super short but it s impossible to keep it completely spoiler free R used to be a flesh eating zombie, but now he is breathing again But what if he was something worse before he turned that first time He finally remembers his former life, and what he has learned terrifies him Especially if he things how it will change how Julie sees him R feels the only way to redemption is to destroy what he once helped create, but how to start such an impossible task And who will help him achieve that goal I was really hoping The Living would be a positive reading experience for me, but sadly it was a repeat experience of The Burning World The whole different stages of zombies and returning to life angle is without doubt refreshing, and the story has some interesting aspects But between the writing style, lack of plot, confusing POV switches and WE chapters I just couldn t enjoy this final installment I was in fact relieved it was finally over, and that is never a good sign If you are able to connect to the writing style though, you will probably have a significantly better experience hide spoiler P.S Find of my reviews here. flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 14, 2018 Chelz Lor rated it really liked it Recommends it for If you re curious about Zombies, but don t really like Zombies Shelves fantasy, teen, ya fantasy sci fi To get a bigger bite out of this review, head on over to my website ChelzLor Thank you to Net Galley and Smith Publicity for providing me with an ARC for an honest review In reading this book I feel I have broken a cardinal law that I established for myself when I took up the mantle Book Worm I have to say that it s not a pleasant feeling, but I think I ll get past it once I start reading my next book I read out of order Dun dun dun The Living by Isaac Marion is the third book in t To get a bigger bite out of this review, head on over to my website ChelzLor Thank you to Net Galley and Smith Publicity for providing me with an ARC for an honest review In reading this book I feel I have broken a cardinal law that I established for myself when I took up the mantle Book Worm I have to say that it s not a pleasant feeling, but I think I ll get past it once I start reading my next book I read out of order Dun dun dun The Living by Isaac Marion is the third book in the Warm Bodies series, the fourth book written in the Warm Bodies Universe Again, this was a case of my not being aware that a movie was actually based off of a book prior to my viewing it I really should just assume all movies come from books at this point until proven otherwise It would help prevent awkward moments such as this in the future.While I never read the first or second books, Warm Bodies and The Burning World respectively Nor have I read the prequel novella, The New Hunger, and yet I managed to get my hands on the third and final novel in the series Now, I had some concerns right from the jump, such as, would I understand what was going on I mean, sure I had seen the film and loved it, but that was supposedly based on the first novel Since then two other novels had been published A lot can happen in two novels There is no other way to say this except that I got lucky Who knew that the first time I dare to read a series out of order that the author would provide a handy previously on reference guide in the book before the story even started Isaac Marion, never change.If you have read the series up until this point you might find my review a bit lacking with understanding You see, despite Marion s lovely summary of the previous books there were still things that I just could not grasp in this novel Particularly some characters that I assume are key players in the second book.So I will begin where this book begins, in an R.V with R, Julie, Nora, Marcus, and the first character I don t know, Huntress or Tomesen We are also briefly introduced to Abram who is separated from the main group, but it seems to be a recent development as he literally passes the R.V while riding a motorcycle down the same stretch of apocalyptic highway It takes some run around of dialogue to finally conclude that they are in search of some children, but not just any children, R s children.I had to do a double take here I was unaware that zombies could have children, but then of course I went through the whole thing of, well technically he s human again so I don t know what the science is in regards to that process Then came the question of how much time has passed because these are not babies they are discussing, but like elementary school aged children It was at this moment that I realized how much of mistake I had made in picking up a third novel in a series I had read nothing else of.Things get cleared up though, as R explains through flashbacks and exposition that these are his adopted children They were taken by the Axiom group typical government like corporation that tries to take over the world post apocalypse, same old same old along with another child named Sprout who is in fact Abram s bio child We don t get much in way of explanation as to why Abram has abandoned the group since they are seemingly out to fulfill the same goal The only thing I could surmise is that Abram s a dick who wants to do things alone This inevitably causes problems later.Throughout this long awkward road trip we start to understand both R and Marcus pasts, because apparently this is an issue that has not yet been dealt with Let s start with Marcus because he honestly is the easier of the two When he was full zombie he killed Nora s brother, this is a potential problem because Nora is now I guess his lover girlfriend It s not super clear, but there are subtle hints at this They find their way miraculously into Nora s old neighborhood where she just happens to find her brother in their old house after ten years I think that s what the character says It s here that she finally realizes who Marcus is and she straight up attacks him, leaves him for dead, takes her brother and runs.This was bothersome as it felt like a cheap way to simply introduce the Fire Church, a group of religious fanatics that want to see the world burn instead of regain any sense of civilization There are hints that the Fire Church and Axiom are working together sort of until now, because Axiom doesn t trust the Fire Church, which is a good call because they want to burn them down I mean that s something they had to know when they first made this deal right That s like the Fire Church s entire MO.GOOD POINT As convoluted as the story became in having both an evil corporation and an evil religious sector, I was kind of all in for it It was like chaos coming in at all sides This book really could have ended with everyone dying and would still have impressed me.Now, back to R His past includes both Axiom, as he is the grandson of it s CEO, and the Fire Church as he was a co founder I couldn t help but laugh at all this information Like, R you are fucked no matter what you do Understandably all he cares about is how his loved ones see him Julie takes the information hard, as one would, but forgives him because this is a series about growth and being a better person Or at least that is what I have surmised from my one reading of the third book in the series.This is where things start to jump around and not make any logistical sense We are at the Axiom compound called Post where everyone except Julie and R have been captured Axiom has found a way to munch down the bones of the completely dead bonies in order to make a goop like substance to turn humans in to zombie like slaves Not much is explained as to why this is occurring I mean as a reader you kind of just have to shrug and say, Evil s got to evil A battle ensues between Axiom, what remains of the Fire Church, the bonies, and the rebels It s a hot mess when you think about it, but I give props to Marion for managing, for the most part, to keep it straight I was a bit confused, but not enough that I couldn t continue the story So R has a bomb don t ask and he plans to plant it in BABL something I hope is explained in the second book that runs the news being distributed across the country World Not really sure.R was bit and then shot multiple times, so he lives Abram was shot then bit, so he dies I think I figured that out finally Axiom is seemingly destroyed and the Fire Church just kind of disbands, which is weird There is some after credits scene where it s implied that Julie is set up to be the next leader of the living, so fuck yeah Actually Julie as a character was bothersome and if she s the new leader the human race won t last long Don t vote for Julie GOOD POINT I was waiting to mention the writing so I good gush as much as I possibly needed to My god, this author can spin a word There were times where I was confused as to what the story was doing, but I did not give a flying fuck because of how god damn gorgeous that prose was Marion is so talented and I have no problem in admitting my obvious jealousy at his craft Bravo to you good sir, you are something else Honestly, I would recommend this book to everyone just to read his writing I do hope he writes other things and to be honest I am so strongly tempted to go back and read the other books in the Warm Bodies universe just to experience that againD POINT Your religious zealots were not nearly crazy enough.4 Out of 5 Stars flag Like see review Nov 23, 2018 Suganya rated it liked it Check out reviews on my blog Review The Living by Isaac Marion Warm Bodies 3 I must admit I don t usually read zombie novels, partly because of the hype Everybody was reading zombie books and there was just too much zombie movies and tv shows saturating the media This book series has been in the periphery of my vision for quite some time As this is the third book in the series, I can not reveal too much without ruining the story.My Thoughts The sto Check out reviews on my blog Review The Living by Isaac Marion Warm Bodies 3 I must admit I don t usually read zombie novels, partly because of the hype Everybody was reading zombie books and there was just too much zombie movies and tv shows saturating the media This book series has been in the periphery of my vision for quite some time As this is the third book in the series, I can not reveal too much without ruining the story.My Thoughts The story of this novel revolves around self discovery Marion s poetic writing makes the book a very enjoyable read The characters are very relatable which makes the story pleasing to read I was able to finish reading this book moderately quickly It was easy and had a good pace which kept moving forward Rating 3.75 5 StarsCharacters R is our main male protagonist who needs to find himself But as time passes, he realizes that his former self may have been worse than his present zombie self This realization can be quite traumatic for anyone, real or fictional He must come to terms with himself as the story progresses The female characters are wonderfully written They are strong, brave and commanding but also flawed and genuine One the major troupes I find present throughout YA, is the badass female character who is an expert at everything she does A great example would be Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This troupe has put me off from reading many of new YA series I think characters that are relatable are enjoyable to read about and it s easier to connect with them Julie is our main female protagonist, she is broken and near the end, but she finds a way to keep going and become a strong woman Marcus is a wonderful character who brings the humor to a desolate landscape He has many witty lines that help lift the mood I think if he was not a character the story would have been too dark His dialogue can make the reading entertaining Abram is an interesting character He is very negative but at the same time I can relate to what he says He has hardened over time, but I think that s very realistic reaction to a zombie apocalypse For example Do you love anybody Perry asks him Nah, Abram grunts Why not Perry says Why don t you love anybody I love our family Nobody else Nobody else sticks around They re not real Perry squints at him Not real Think about it Last year you said that Jeff kid was your best friend Where d he go Do you even remember him Perry frowns at the ground.Plot This book is basically a road trip across a post apocalyptic zombie world The pacing of story was quite good It kept moving forward and there weren t many stagnant areas It also shows the realistic side of the end of the world Marion writes about how people much change and improve themselves as world falls apart around them.I think it was easy to read because we only switch between two perspectives I admit that I have an aversion to multiple perspectives in novels Mostly because the voices are not different enough and it gets confusing, like in Allegiant by Veronica Roth.Writing Style The writing style is very enjoyable It s very poetic and descriptive One of things that bothered me little bit was use or, for me, the overuse of the colon I think it can be used, but I see it a little too often throughout the book that it distracted me from actually story that was being told Another thing that bothered me was the use of visions or dreams to move the plot along I think it can be used but I don t like it when the novel relies on it too much to push the plot forward It should be a part of the story I loved how some of the language was a little disturbing, which made the story realistic For example To be created perfect, not broken, not designed to crave evil and set loose on a path to Hell To be born good, a child of innate worth who does not have to hate himself to be loved.The poetic writing helps make the zombie apocalypse enjoyable to read about Even the simplest descriptions are absolutely beautiful, like At night, with the three of them nested like a set of measuring spoons in the canopied bed of the truck.When comparing it to other media in the zombie genre 1 World War Z I admit I only read this book after I heard about the movie I enjoyed this book quite a bit The book is full of diverse characters from USA, Canada, Japan as well as India I think because of the diversity of characters, it made the novel believable.This was the first book of its kind that I have read It is a book full of character interviews Each character had a personal account of what happened during the zombie apocalypse which made the whole reading experience real.I really enjoyed how this novel as well of Isaac Marion s is not just about the zombie threat There is the threat of other healthy individuals who will do anything just to survive This makes the situation much harder Knowing who to trust and who not to trust could mean the difference between life and death I felt like the movie of World War Z was completely different from the book I would consider them two different zombie stories that happen to share the same name.2 The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R Carey I went into this book not knowing anything about it I was pleasantly surprised by this novel I really liked the idea that zombies came from fungal infections, rather than getting bitten SpoilersI also enjoyed that the future of this world is zombie children They are both zombie and not zombie The co existing of both these, healthy and diseased, makes the story scientific and believable Spoiler end3 I am Legend by Richard Matheson I read this book after watching the movie I must admit I think I liked the movie a little better than the book, mostly because of Will Smith and his relationship with his dog.The endings of the movie and novel are quite different I definitely enjoyed the book ending better.4 iZombie Tv Show I used to watch this show on Netflix almost every night with my husband It s funny, witty and different type of zombie story I really liked how eating the brains of humans allowed the zombie to get their memories, like what happened to our main character, R.But I think the new plot line with the involvement of the military and the government just made the story slow down a bit for me I haven t finished the newest season yet for that reason I might eventually finish it in the future.5 We re Alive Podcast I stumbled upon this podcast purely by accident I am so happy I gave this a chance It really helped me to like the zombie genre a little bit.This podcast has a full cast of voice actors who are amazing as well as music and sound effects that really capture the moment I found myself invested in the characters.The podcast is divided into chapters, but I usually listen to at least 2 or 3 chapters at a time I find myself coming back to this podcast around Halloween time, it puts me right in the mood for October festivities.Final Decision Rating 3.75 5 Stars This novel was overall a very enjoyable read It was full of poetic descriptive writing that made the whole zombie apocalypse interesting I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the zombie genre and I m sure that anyone who not convinced of the zombie genre would also like the unconventional story.Disclaimer This is not a sponsored post Thank you, Smith Publicity and Zola Books Publishing, for providing me with a physical copy in exchange for my honest opinion Spoiler free Review The Spoilers are marked flag Like see review Nov 25, 2018 Haley mythoughtsareabook rated it it was amazing From a single organism to an entire ecosystem That is how the Warm Bodies series seems to me From a simple love story that developed into so much , Warm Bodies, The New Hunger, and The Burning World all provided the necessary components to create the epic finale that is The Living.The final book of the series not only wrapped up the stories of our favourite characters but also the character of the world itself It showed that the apocalypse is not the end, but merely a beginning in a new li From a single organism to an entire ecosystem That is how the Warm Bodies series seems to me From a simple love story that developed into so much , Warm Bodies, The New Hunger, and The Burning World all provided the necessary components to create the epic finale that is The Living.The final book of the series not only wrapped up the stories of our favourite characters but also the character of the world itself It showed that the apocalypse is not the end, but merely a beginning in a new light A way to start over as long as we notice and accept the change.The Living took the world of R and Julie and expanded it beyond its initial reaches while still providing that strong connection that I fell in love with in the first novel The world is much bigger than them, but they may be the only ones to save it, or rather, push it in the right direction so it can save itself.These books, book three, in particular, is about how these characters are choosing to live rather than succumb to the plague around them It is a fight and a will that lives inside them This sickness is so much layered than we think and I think Marion does a beautiful job through symbolism and metaphors and imagery to provide answers about all of it I ll let you read about that for yourselves The characters from R to Nora to Julie to Marcus, even the kids are all tested in one way or another Whether that be physical or emotional, it was a joy to read all of their journeys and see how far they had come from their initial introductions.While R has been the main focus since book one, another character really shines during The Living That is none other than Nora Greene I really liked Nora in Warm Bodies, but it was when I read The New Hunger and learned about her background that I yearned for of her story Nora s journey is incredible in the final book I don t want to give too much away, but it pulls on your heart strings a bit R and Julie may be the leaders of their little caravan, but Nora, she is the linchpin that holds it all together Whether she knows it or not Even when she is fighting and doesn t think she can go on, she does, for her family, for her parents, for herself and for that I admire her character a lot.Within the novel, just like the previous one, there are two point of views The I chapters that are told from R s perspective and then there are the We chapters that I just LOVE The omniscient narrator gives the story a feeling of unease, almost as if the world is walking on a cracked river of ice, just waiting to fall in And to me, that was brilliant.There are two main villains throughout the story One is overconfident while the other is unhinged And in a way, if you reverse those adjectives, they could work for either or You can classify many themes within this novel when it comes to the villains from illusion of power to hierarchy of nature or even death and rebirth , but it all stems from an overall theme Idealism Both organizations want a perfect world, both are willing to do whatever it takes to do it, and both are somewhat delusional when it comes to fixing the apocalypse And let me tell you, it was fantastic reading about both I just love overly confident villains and ones with mastermind plans, even if they are bit deranged.So many things made me cry while reading this, not all of them sad, but man did I FEEL THAT I am struggling to keep this spoiler free, but I will say this this is the best bundle of writing from the entire series As a fan of R and his journey from page 1, I got really emotional as I closed the book on his story I never thought that I would become so invested in a ZOMBIE character, and yet here we are But he is so much than that and he figures that out throughout all the books, but especially this one.This novel is pretty special in that it really exposes the truth of the world and the truth of our heroes From the darkness to the beginning of a new dawn, The Living provides so much for the lovers of horror, zombie fiction, dystopian, and has that perfect amount of humor that breaks up the overall dread of the apocalypse Marion keeps readers interested and reintroduces characters and setting throughout all of it Never letting us forget those from before and those new to the world.Overall, I give the conclusion to the Warm Bodies series a full five stars and I cannot wait to own the hardcover to add to my collection If you have been following these books for as long as I have then I hope you decide to finish them And if you are unsure about whether you want to start them or not, just pick up the first one and see what happens The Living is one for the books and I can only thank Isaac Marion for writing this series and ending it in the most beautiful way.Happy Reading flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Krysta rated it it was amazing Shelves highly anticipating, 2018 release, own, physical, favorites It s over I cannot believe we have officially said goodbye to R, Julie, Nora, Addis, Marcus everyone But I am so, so glad it was able to be finished Thank you, Isaac, for doing all you could to make sure this got out into the world I really enjoyed this I do have to say, overall, I think this stories first book is still the strongest in the series It s so well put together that you could read it alone by itself and feel fulfilled from the story Now SHOULD YOU do that That s another It s over I cannot believe we have officially said goodbye to R, Julie, Nora, Addis, Marcus everyone But I am so, so glad it was able to be finished Thank you, Isaac, for doing all you could to make sure this got out into the world I really enjoyed this I do have to say, overall, I think this stories first book is still the strongest in the series It s so well put together that you could read it alone by itself and feel fulfilled from the story Now SHOULD YOU do that That s another thing Reading the rest of the Warm Bodies series is something you should definitely do if you re invested in these characters If you want to keep asking yourself questions, etc If you want to continue hearing these characters stories go on throughout it Like most other trilogies of sorts, I feel like the second and third book really just seem like one, long, big one The Burning World connects you to The Living, picking up just where you left off We still see pieces from the past whether that be through R s recollections of his life or through the we chapters getting to learn about the other character s pasts Probably my fave parts of this one I have a lot of thoughts, obviously.WHAT I REALLY LIKED LOVED APPRECIATED that character development tho the reunification of many, many people view spoiler ADDIS AND NORA i cry I especially loved how Nora responded to her remembrance of who Marcus is I like that it wasn t just a simple oh well, you did what you did because, zombie Trust still had to be reearned The relationship had to be rebuilt Marcus own grief and struggles with acceptance of what he had done was truly lovely as well I love that by the end of it, he realizes that he s come so far from it and it is what is He s truly sorry and remorseful, but if Nora doesn t want to accept that then that s how it going to be hide spoiler Julies response to R s past view spoiler R s past life is truly something, so obviously she wasn t going to be a okay with it But they got there it took time hide spoiler QUEEN, LEGEND, ANGEL TOMESEN Just such a fun character You desperately want to befriend her The overall pacing of the plot The writing is as beautiful as ever, with one brief exception that s just personal taste Julie was as badass as ever, just wish we saw of her view spoiler Glad she was able to get closure with Audrey hide spoiler Seeing all these past characters get connected Very few reoccurring characters didn t get some sort of a satisfying conclusion.WHAT I WASN T REALLY HERE FOR DIDN T GET WISHED WE HAD GOTTEN MORE view spoiler the sex scene with R and Julie Listen I m not a prude I can enjoy a tantalizing sex scene when I read one But lmao of course they finally have sex right after they ve both decided to keep fighting, to keep living And overall I just didn t like the way it was written But if i m gonna be real here, there are very few sexy scenes written by men that I ever enjoy so perhaps it s not you, it s me hide spoiler view spoiler I wanted of Paul s crazy batshit mind We sort of get a glimpse into his character and how much he loves and craves the blind following of others, but I still don t really understand WHY he believes in what he does hide spoiler view spoiler The kids seem like such an afterthought, especially when they have them in the van where they literally just stay in the bedroom doing who knows what Like, obviously, they re fighting to find these kids and make sure their safe But as a whole, none of the kids really felt developed, with the exception of Addis and still there was so much left to be learned of him hide spoiler This book on it s own is of a 4 star read to me, but connecting it with the other novels I d rather rate it as a total package deal, which is definetly deserving of 5 stars The parts I wasn t so fond of in this series view spoiler coughhowmanytimesdoyougottabringuphow gross fatpeoplearecough like listen its the post apocalyptic word and by all means, fat ppl would not be abundant, but jesUS thankfully this book didn t really have any of that hide spoiler view spoiler I GUESS I M OKAY that we never got to know R s former name Unless I just somehow missed it I m just going to pretend its Romeo, because, duh hide spoiler flag Like see review Nov 07, 2018 Emma rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review will contain some spoilers so please consider avoiding reading it until after you ve finished The Living Some of the scenes are pure magic.The moment when Nora finds out M s secret, the whole episode in the church with R on stage, the big showdown regarding BABL and the very last scene of all were stunning It s very difficult to talk about them all in detail, without giving some massive spoilers, but they made for a great read In a way I wish there had been scenes like the fin This review will contain some spoilers so please consider avoiding reading it until after you ve finished The Living Some of the scenes are pure magic.The moment when Nora finds out M s secret, the whole episode in the church with R on stage, the big showdown regarding BABL and the very last scene of all were stunning It s very difficult to talk about them all in detail, without giving some massive spoilers, but they made for a great read In a way I wish there had been scenes like the final one, as it s circularity was really something special.For me, the amount of chapters devoted to We was a little frustrating at first The characters I cared for most were all with Julie and R, so seeing the journey of other individuals mattered a little less to me However, by the end of the novel, I found that the We chapters were complementing the journeys of our main protagonists The level of care and thought that was put into shaping the structure of this novel was impressive I will be re reading The Living in the future because of Isaac Marion s lyrical writing style The prose sang and there were some really thoughtful comments on the nature of our lives and how tragedy shapes us Learning about The Library was fascinating, especially in the latter half of the book.In The Living some of the hard and fast rules established earlier in the series seemed to have been bent a little bit Avoiding spoilers on this is tricky, so I ll just say that I m referring to something that happens in the second half of the book which has a major impact on one of our characters By the end of the novel I had a better sense of how this change in rules came about, but perhaps the unpredictability of what happened is also a reminder of how things in life rarely follow a set path.The world of Warm Bodies has expanded a lot since the first book and The Living shows this perfectly I know this is the final book in the series but I do wonder whether there is room for novellas like New Hunger expanding on the lives of some of the secondary characters The author of the almanac is the person I m thinking about most The snippets we heard of Huntress life were enough to make me want to read a lot about her.The Living is not only the conclusion of R s story but also a novel with lots of inbuilt commentary on our own changing world A fascinating read and one I would recommend to all fans of Warm Bodies.I m very grateful for the opportunity to read this final instalment in the Warm Bodies series through NetGalley thank you to NetGalley, Isaac Marion and Zola Books for the chance to read The Living is published November 13th and is available online, as both a hardcover book and an e book flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Kate rated it really liked it Zombies are over Reinvigorating life into zombies is the new cult fiction favorite Post Apocalyptic Literature 2.0.Isaac Marion s Warm Bodies series has inspired a major film and a new brand of zombie fandom And now, the long awaited conclusion to the four book series, The Living, is ready to inspire some provocative social commentary.To recap R, a zombie, has been wandering the ruins of what used to be the United States with little idea who, why, or how he is But when he meets a few sur Zombies are over Reinvigorating life into zombies is the new cult fiction favorite Post Apocalyptic Literature 2.0.Isaac Marion s Warm Bodies series has inspired a major film and a new brand of zombie fandom And now, the long awaited conclusion to the four book series, The Living, is ready to inspire some provocative social commentary.To recap R, a zombie, has been wandering the ruins of what used to be the United States with little idea who, why, or how he is But when he meets a few survivors romantic interest Julie in particular he starts to regain his humanity, literally waking him from the dead But there is a malicious corporation that is trying to seize control of the undead in this new world, and R feels that he just might have something to do with its creation R and the other survivors are on a road trip across the American wastelands in search of resistance, a chance to revive hope, and to finally come to terms with who they are The Living is written with a high amount of action and suspense, and peppered with dialogue that makes the reader feel as though they are a part of the resistance crew Marion gives each character such a distinct personality, with back stories developed artfully over the the four book series Thankfully these books leave out most of the gore and horror theatrics that so many in this post apocalyptic genre find necessary and, instead, gives readers a thoughtful and imaginative suggestion as to what one scarily possible option of the world s bleak future could entail In the end, The Living isn t just a story of good vs bad, but of figuring out when to go with it, and, alternatively, when to break away from the crowd Obviously, no one can escape the past, but they can become a different person, or change themselves in ways that will inspire pride.Lesson We can t let the darkness take over, but each struggle is personal In the end, for life to be worth living, we must choose life flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 CR rated it really liked it I would have to say that this would most likely be better if I would have read book 2 again and then this one As this is pretty much one large novel split into two books So if you are going to read this one make sure to pick book two back up and read it first So for me, I had to go and look up some stuff on what happened in book two since I do not currently have a copy of it And after that, it filled some of the gaps that I was having Starting off on this book three were dropped into this w I would have to say that this would most likely be better if I would have read book 2 again and then this one As this is pretty much one large novel split into two books So if you are going to read this one make sure to pick book two back up and read it first So for me, I had to go and look up some stuff on what happened in book two since I do not currently have a copy of it And after that, it filled some of the gaps that I was having Starting off on this book three were dropped into this world and just start going This book three acts as a great and very solid conclusion to the story I don t think that it could have been any better and I don t think there were any plot points that weren t solved So that was very nice Because so many things in the past from authors have been left unfinished So it was nice to have a completion that didn t do that The story and pacing in this one were spot on The characters were also very well done in this one and the POVs worked out very well The one thing that I loved about this book is we get to learn about R s past I will say one thing about the story it got on the train that movies have recently done and was pretty much a long road trip across the world Which although wasn t bad but is just something that I wanted you guys to know was there If you loved Warm Bodies and The Burning World as well as that prequel that personally I didn t love Then this one will round out the story for you and give you a satisfying ending to this story flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed THE LIVING, book 4 of the Warm Bodies Series, is available nowaacmarion Other books in the series Warm Bodies 4 books Books by Isaac Marion More Trivia About The Living Warm No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 100, 39, 17, 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. The Living The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty five languages inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something poetic Library
  • Title: The Living
  • Author: Isaac Marion
  • ISBN: 1939126398
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Living Isaac Marion

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    1. TrillianAstra says:

      UPDATE The Living will be released November 13th Check out IsaacMarion to see the cover art AND to ore order a signed hardcover Update Isaac will be self publishing The Living with an expected release date of fall 2018 I can t wait to finally get my hands on this book

    2. ♠️ Tabi ♠️ says:

      YO MY COVER FINALLY CAME

    3. Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read) says:

      I ve never been excited

    4. Emily Cheng says:

      This book will be released the same year as The Burning World a.k.a the second book in the series Amazing.

    5. Alice hamer says:

      I just finished The Burning World I love R no matter what, and I cannot wait for last book to come out yay

    6. TJ says:

      My enjoyment of this book may have been lessened because I read The Burning World so long ago, and this is basically part 2 of that story That said, it kinda felt like I jumped in the middle of a narrative, but that s expected It just was hard to do I recommend reading them back to back, definitely Some of the concepts in this were a little too out there for what I usually go for, and one scene in particular was a little silly, but overall it acts as a solid conclusion to the series Jus My enjoy [...]

    7. RaygunGothic says:

      Publishers, please publish faster I m dying of cliffhanger.

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