The Burning World

The Burning World

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"The New York Times bestseller Warm Bodies captured hearts worldwide in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and a cult fandom. Now R the reluctant zombie continues his journey in this much-anticipated sequel. Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He's learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city's undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart--building a new world from the ashes of the old one. And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon. How do you fight an enemy that's in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn't want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781476799728
Branch Call Number: MARION
Characteristics: 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Staff Book Review: The Burning World

Reading the previous installment, Warm Bodies, (or watching the movie) isn’t a necessity. If you have, you’ll get a richer understanding, but if you haven’t, no big deal. That’s impressive, because I loved Warm Bodies, but I was sort of wary about a sequel. Don’t worry – Marion has expanded on Warm Bodies and brought us an action-packed, philosophical, futuristic powerhouse of a story. (more)

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"I delighted in the mystery of the wholly unsettling Axiom Group, and I loved the band of resistance fighters scattered around what’s left of North America. The pages flew by. Definitely a must-read for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction and The Walking Dead" - Veronica

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Nov 17, 2017

I much preferred Isaac Marion’s first novel ‘Warm Bodies’ and the movie to this sequel. This book in fact is the second installment in what is now a trilogy. The third installment is not yet released in late 2017. I presume the author was trying to convey the process of recall in R’s mind as his memories returned from his former life but at time there were small chapters in the book that I could not relate to the story at all and for that reason I found this book hard to follow at times and far less appealing. Senior Doctor-at-Bass Fishing! D. A.

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