Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week I'm reading another zombie novel - with a twist! - Warm Bodies by Issac Marion. I first heard about this book on Read Now Sleep Later during a bit of a controvery due to the author being annoyed that his book was being promoted as YA. Then, people took offense to him putting YA down as a catagory not good enough for his book or whatever. At first that kinda turned me off, to be honest, and I nearly didn't even read the book. However, when I read the book's description (in a nutshell, a zombie named "R" can feel emotions and experience memories from the victims he's eaten, and through the memories of a young man becomes enamoured with a "Living" girl.), I was curious enough to disregard the controversy and give it a shot.
Now that I've read the book, I must say I kinda get where Marion's coming from: Warm Bodies is not what I, personally, would consider a YA book. Can I see an older teenager, say 17 to 19, reading this book? Of course. But I can't see a high school library stocking it? No. And I even find it a reach to put it in the YA section of a bookstore. But that's just me.
All that said, I really enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone else who enjoyed zombie novels. And, without further ado, here are my teasers from page 31 on my nook. Sorry, it's a bit gross, but this is a zombie novel told in the POV of a zombie.
We sit against the tiles of the bathroom wall with our legs sprawled out in front of us, passing the brain back and forth, taking small, leisurely bites and enjoying the brief flashes of human experience.