"I remember what it felt like to set the fires. It felt good. All of us had grown up powerless, reminded over and over that we were dirty, broken dolls that should be grateful to be played with by God's hand. We were to withdraw from the world, to barricade ourselves in our homes and wait patiently for God to pull the plug, and if we emerged it should be for one reason: to drag others in. The fires changed everything. We were no longer refugees; we were warriors..."~ Isaac Marion, The Living.
The Living is the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies series. Warning- if you haven't read the previous books, this review will contain spoilers. Then again, if you haven't read the previous books, this one really won't make any sense to you anyway. Go back and read them from the beginning, preferably back to back. Trust me, it'll be worth it.
In the story so far, R was a zombie who gradually came back to life to be with Julie, a survivor whom he recognised from fragments of memory he gained after eating her boyfriend, Perry. Together, Julie and R show survivors that there are more possibilities left in the world than just killing or hiding from the dead.