Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #76

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies #0.5)
by Isaac Marion

Goodreads synopsis:
New York is a bayou. New Orleans is a reef. The entire country has been devastated by natural disasters and governmental collapse, and on top of everything else there is the annoying problem of zombies trying to devour you at every turn. But sixteen-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis are about to discover the most frightening thing yet: being abandoned in this horrific world by their own parents.

Left with only a bag of clothes and a first-aid kit, Nora and Addis begin a harrowing journey to connect with anyone who isn't looking to rob them or eat them. A wounded man wrecks a meal of green beans and French fries at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. An attempt to get a good night’s sleep in a fortified motel is ruined by an undead face staring at them through the window. And they just can’t seem to shake someone – something – that’s been following them everywhere they go…. 

Meanwhile, a girl named Julie is traveling toward the city in an SUV with her parents. She is only twelve, but has already seen friends die and her school burn. She has watched her father become nearly as cold and remorseless as the Dead. All she wants is someplace to call home, even if it never really will be.

And somewhere nearby, a tall man awakens in the woods, unsure of exactly where he is, or even who he is. As he struggles to remember details of his life, a single consonant comes to him: R. He is…a name that begins with R….

Isaac Marion once again demonstrates his remarkable gifts as a storyteller as he brings the world of WARM BODIES back to life. Grounding his characters in real emotion, Marion makes you root for them to save the world even as they simply try to stay alive.
I finished reading Warm Bodies at the weekend (my review will be posted later this week, I hope), and then I went to see the film yesterday (which I loved), so I'm definitely in love with Isaac Marion's writing at the moment! This is the prequel to Warm Bodies, telling the characters' stories, before the events of Warm Bodies take place. Hopefully, if I save getting and reading this for a little while, that will keep me busy until the sequel (as yet unnamed) comes out, which is expected in 2014, according to Goodreads. I can't wait!
If you haven't read Warm Bodies yet, or seen the film, what are you doing? Go read it - it's awesome!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


beccabooklover said...

I have seen Warm Bodies around everywhere lately. Do you think I'd enjoy it? I'm not too sure see and worried that it'll just be a teenagey romance thing but with zombies. Am I wrong?! I love when authors give you a chance to have an insight into the characters' lives and world even more. It does sound interesting...hmmm but would I like it do you think? I'm tempted :) Will maybe wait for your review and make up my mind! xx

beccabooklover said...

Ooh also I just checked and the prequel is only £2 odd on kindle at the moment :) I don't think it's in paperback form though xx

Michelle Chew said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll be sure to check it out! (First time coming across this series).

Hope the next book won't take too long! 2014 is too far away! ;)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Wow, looks like a great book, I have to add it to my list! Great pick, hope you get it soon :D

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Oooh- I didn't even know there was a prequel to Warm Bodies!
*Runs to look it up*

Wickedly Delicious said...

Not my style of book but it does sound interesting. Curious about the man that can not remember his name only that it starts with an R.

Sunny Duvall said...

Not entirely sure if I'll read it, but I hope you get it :)

Sonnie @ ParaDays said...

Ohh, I loved the book and movie as well! How did I not know about this book?! I'm going to add it to my TBR list now! Hope you get it soon!


Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland said...

I really need to read Warm Bodies! I love it when books have little prequels or novellas.

Shelver506 said...

I still need to read Warm Bodies. The movie looked surprisingly good. If I do get around to WB, I'll definitely check out the prequel.

EmA277 said...

The cover is awesome! I hope to participate in this meme next week! Love your blog and I'm a new follower!

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