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The Living

(Warm Bodies #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The New York Times bestselling Warm Bodies Series has captivated readers in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and transcending the zombie genre to become something "poetic" (Library Journal) "highly original" (Seattle Times) and "ultimately moving" (Time Out London). Now the story of a dead man's search for life reaches its conclusion on a scale both epic and i ...more
Hardcover, 433 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Zola Books
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Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: The Living will be released November 13th!! Check out to see the cover art AND to ore-order a signed hardcover!

Update: Isaac will be self-publishing The Living with an expected release date of fall 2018. I can’t wait to finally get my hands on this book!
♠ TABI ♠
Aug 26, 2017 marked it as to-read
Emily Cheng
Feb 10, 2017 marked it as to-read
This book will be released the same year as The Burning World (a.k.a. the second book in the series)? Amazing.
Alice hamer
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I just finished The Burning World. I love R no matter what, and I cannot wait for last book to come out! yay!
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
My enjoyment of this book may have been lessened because I read The Burning World so long ago, and this is basically “part 2” of that story. That said, it kinda felt like I jumped in the middle of a narrative, but that’s expected! It just was hard to do! I recommend reading them back to back, definitely. Some of the concepts in this were a little too “out there” for what I usually go for, and one scene in particular was a little silly, but overall it acts as a solid conclusion to the series. Jus ...more
Apr 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Publishers, please publish faster. I'm dying of cliffhanger.

Feb 01, 2016 added it
I think I want to finish it in a peaceful sorroundings.
Danielle Zimmerman
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-buy
The Warm Bodies series and the story of a zombie filled with love has come a long way since it made its first appearance in the world. Evolving from a sort of existential Romeo and Juliet story featuring zombies into a cautionary-tale-turned-uncanny-commentary on the current world climate and now to a beacon of hope, this series encapsulates every aspect of the human condition. It may have been pitched as a story about zombies and survival, but The Living proves it’s so much more than that.

The L
Paige Brumby
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The final installment of the Warm Bodies series is deeply thought provoking and intense

Everything comes to head in this fourth and final book in the series. Relationships are questioned, people are lost and found, old identities are discovered and new ones are forged. In the end, this series is ultimately a story about the power of choice, hope, willpower and humanity. Once you believe something is true, that belief can take over and bend reality, literally in the case of the Warm Bodies series.
Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)
Oct 11, 2018 marked it as to-be-released
We have a release date!! And it is soon. November 13th!!
Rehema M
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this book and loved the story. Very good and hopeful conclussion to the series. One of the best books of 2018!
abdulia ortiz-perez
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-2018
I received this book from Smith Publicity Publishing for honest review!
Give me Zombie!
This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good. Know I have to read more books of his and read more action packed books.

Wow what a surprising read. Couldn’t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it. Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book. Just when I thought it was ending you turned and keep the reader at the edge of their chair.
Keep up the great
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buy-next
"So f*ck no, I'm not ready. For any of this, but I know I have to do it." Me going into this book because I'm so sad that this story is over, I really just want to go back to the first book and read it all again.
This is the conclusion to R's story, but it's also a story about saving the world, finding yourself and how fucked up society really is.
I really love how Marion started the book by saying that this was never supposed to be a political book and that he'd finished the story long before the
Bingz Huang
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I got to read this epic ending to the Warm Bodies series!
It's so beautifully written and it is a strong reminder for me to not be afraid of my external reality. The reality is always mouldable. Just be true to yourself and what you really want.
Sara Grossaint
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a book titled The Living by Isaac Marion ever since I closed the back cover of Warm Bodies clear back in November 2011, when I was on Thanksgiving break and had just discovered the most magical thing a person could possibly have the privilege to discover: a truly meaningful, life changing book.

It took seven years and two unexpected other books from that moment until now for me to finally be able to hold and pore over a book called The Living by Isaac Marion and it is so s
Swagatam Nath
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Warm Bodies series that started as a sweet love story in apocalyptic era concluded in an entirely larger than life scenario with "The Living". I was so excited that I read it in a single sitting as soon as I got the e-book. I would recommend reading "The Burning World" and "The Living" back to back. Liked the way the characters developed. The plague that lives within feels like a metaphor after reading the third novel of the series. The story is about how the central characters choose to liv ...more
Alyson Kent
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. WOW! That’s all I can say for the ending of R and Julie’s story. So amazing!
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Honestly - I don't know how I felt about this book.

The first book was light and humorous, the second not as much and this one definitely not. So it wasn't what I was expecting. Also - I didn't even understand it.

So...I don't know.
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: November 13th 2018

"It's easier to fall than to climb, and yet against all logic, life keeps rising."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Zola Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Chelz Lor
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: If you're curious about Zombies, but don't really like Zombies
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**Thank you to Net Galley and Smith Publicity for providing me with an ARC for an honest review**

In reading this book I feel I have broken a cardinal law that I established for myself when I took up the mantle Book Worm. I have to say that it’s not a pleasant feeling, but I think I’ll get past it once I start reading my next book. I read out of order!!! Dun-dun-dun!!!

The Living by Isaac Marion is the third book in t
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
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Book Review: The Living by Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies #3)
I must admit I don’t usually read zombie novels, partly because of the hype. Everybody was reading zombie books and there was just too much zombie movies and tv shows saturating the media. This book series has been in the periphery of my vision for quite some time. As this is the third book in the series, I can not reveal too much without ruining the story.

My Thoughts:
The sto
Haley |  mythoughtsareabook
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From a single organism to an entire ecosystem…

That is how the Warm Bodies series seems to me. From a simple love story that developed into so much more, Warm Bodies, The New Hunger, and The Burning World all provided the necessary components to create the epic finale that is The Living.

The final book of the series not only wrapped up the stories of our favourite characters but also the character of the world itself. It showed that the apocalypse is not the end, but merely a beginning in a new li
It's over. I cannot believe we have officially said goodbye to R, Julie, Nora, Addis, Marcus... everyone. But I am so, so glad it was able to be finished. Thank you, Isaac, for doing all you could to make sure this got out into the world.

I really enjoyed this. I do have to say, overall, I think this stories first book is still the strongest in the series. It's so well put together that you could read it alone by itself and feel fulfilled from the story. Now... SHOULD YOU do that? That's another
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would have to say that this would most likely be better if I would have read book 2 again and then this one. As this is pretty much one large novel split into two books. So if you are going to read this one make sure to pick book two back up and read it first. So for me, I had to go and look up some stuff on what happened in book two since I do not currently have a copy of it. And after that, it filled some of the gaps that I was having. Starting off on this book three were dropped into this w ...more
Hypable Books
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Read our full review on Hypable!

Some think they know how R and Julie’s story ends after just reading (or watching) Warm Bodies, but they couldn’t be more wrong. It’s The Living, the final book in the series, and not Warm Bodies that brings their epic tale to a beautiful and fitting end.

When we first met R and Julie in Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies eight years ago(!), he was just a peculiar zombie and she was a teenager with dreams too big to be contained by the stadium where she was forced to live.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"It's easier to fall than to climb, and yet against all logic, life keeps rising. The line wavers, but the trajectory is upward."

Hands down the best book I've read this year. Yes, this series is about zombies in an apocalyptic setting but it is so poignant and so relatable. This series is about life and love and stories and struggling to overcome who we used to be. It's about sacrifice and rebirth and mental illness and needing other people. It's a warning against isolation and government censor
Megan Houde
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
* I was given this book for an honest review from Smith Publicity, Thank you!*

Honestly I don’t know if I’m ready for this book. I am but I’m also sad to see this series end. I loved Warm Bodies! The emotions that come with knowing one’s self and trying to change. I live for R’s character. He’s charismatic and just the perfect zombie boy, if you’re looking to fall for that 😏
So much happens within the last book. So much relationships are questioned, that makes this book that much more emotionall
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
R is starting to remember his life before becoming a zombie, and he wishes he didn't. Trying to redeem himself, he and Julie team up with their group of family and friends to fight the malevolent Axiom Group.
They leave New York with Tomsen, an unconventional journalist, driving a bright yellow RV named Barbara. They drive through the wastelands to return home , their mission to destroy the BABL jammer, created to choke free expression. They intend to open lines of communication across the count
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After 9 years, 4 books, and 1 pretty good movie, R and Julie's story is about to reach its conclusion.

THE LIVING, book 4 of the Warm Bodies Series, is available now.

Other books in the series

Warm Bodies (4 books)
  • Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
  • The Burning World  (Warm Bodies, #2)
  • Boarded Window (Warm Bodies)