04 May 2017

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies #1.5), Isaac Marion

The New Hunger

Title: The New Hunger
Series: Warm Bodies #1.5
Author: Isaac Marion
Published: 24/10/2013, Vintage
Pages: 165
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback

Rating: 3/5

"Julie Grigio drives with her parents through the crumbling wastelands of America - a nightmarish family road trip in search of a new home.

A few hundred miles away, Nora Greene finds herself the reluctant, terrified guardian of her younger brother when her parents abandon them in the not-quite-empty ruins of Seattle.

In the darkness of a forest, a dead man in a red tie opens his eyes. With no memory of who or what he is, he must unravel the grim mystery of his existence - right after he learns how to think, how to walk, and how to satisfy the monster howling in his belly...

Two warped families and a lonely monster. Unknown to any of them, their paths are set to cross in a startling encounter that will change the course of their lives - or deaths - forever."

I finally got around to reading The New Hunger, and whilst it was nice to find out a bit more about the characters, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I expected to (as I completely loved Warm Bodies). The New Hunger is a quick and interesting read though.

The New Hunger occurs roughly four year before the events of Warm Bodies and is told from the alternating perspectives of Julie, R and Nora as they struggle to navigate the new apocalyptic zombie world. I actually really enjoyed Nora's story the best and finding out more about her background which really surprised me. I thought I'd just want to see more of R and Julie, to be honest. I just thought Nora's story brought more to the book and explained why Nora is the way she is. Her little brother Addy is adorable too.

I didn't actually find The New Hunger too predictable though as I wasn't too sure how the stories were going to converge. Nora's perspective was definitely the most climatic and had the most interesting twists whereas Julie's and R's both just plodded along really.

I did enjoy The New Hunger, just not as much as Warm Bodies. But, I definitely have a feeling that this sequel will help when I read The Burning World. So, if you're wanting to read The Burning World, I'd definitely give this one a go first.

(Okay... this definitely hasn't been my best review of a book... I'm blaming my blogging slump...)

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