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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

Describing Archives: A Content Standard by Saa (2013-12-01)
Saa
Progress: 20/198pages
Murder of Crows
Anne Bishop
Progress: 121/354pages
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #2
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
West Coast Avengers (2018-) #1
Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli
Mr. and Mrs. X (2018-) #2
Oscar Bazaldua, Kelly Thompson, Terry Dodson
Daredevil (2015-) #606
Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #34
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #33
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #1
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
Raptor Red
Robert T. Bakker
Progress: 100/246pages

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.