Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Burning World’ by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies Cover Isaac MarionWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the long-awaited sequel to Warm Bodies: The Burning World by Isaac Marion.

Revealed Marion of the new book, “R and Julie aren’t alone anymore; they have each other, they have their friends, but they’re all living in a tiny corner of a mostly unknown world.”

“A lot of this story is about them stepping out from safety — the safety of home, the safety of a blank past — and facing the reality of who they are and what they have to do.”

The Burning World is currently scheduled for a February 7, 2017 release, followed by the third book in the series — The Living — which will hopefully be published in the near future.

We may be sick of zombies, but we’re definitely not sick of this franchise!

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.

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8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Burning World’ by Isaac Marion

  1. I had a feeling you were going to choose this one! I can’t even remember if I finished the first book (I definitely saw the film) so I may have to re-read it before the story continues!

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