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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story by Eric Garcia (1999-07-27)
Eric Garcia
Raptor Red
Robert T. Bakker
Progress: 100/246pages
Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1)
Tom Wright
Progress: 30%
All New Fathom Vol. 5
John Ercek, Erick Arciniega, Mark Roslan, Alex Konat, Beth Sotelo, David Wohl
Pocket Apocalypse
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 54%
Apex Magazine Issue 99
Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, Mari Kurisato, Raymond Sturgis, Jason Sizemore, Daniel Heath Justice
Ann Leckie
Progress: 148/432pages
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Where Crown City Comes to Life
Caroline Rowlands
Progress: 3/32pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis

Love it as much as Warm Bodies!

The New Hunger - Isaac Marion

And while this can be read first, it makes much, much more sense to read Warm Bodies first.   The characters, the way they intersect in each others lives, is meaningless unless you read the broader story that came first. 


This includes a lot of backstory, a lot of motivation for friendships, a lot of material that backs up the novel.   But it's also its own revelation, it's own exploration of the world Marion's created for us.  


The same gorgeous prose that I loved so much in Warm Bodies is present here.   That same painful awareness of the highs and lows of life permeates this novella.   But it doesn't quite have the same impact the first one does, not when I think of it as a standalone: the impact is created in conjunction with Warm Bodies. 


Lovely, lovely story, but I'd read Warm Bodies first if you haven't already. 


My review of Warm Bodies can be found here: Warm Bodies Review.