The Burning World by Isaac Marion
(Release Date: February 7, 2017)
Synopsis: 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.
Why I’m dying to read this:
I read Warm Bodies in 2011, and it was followed up with a short story, and a movie. (The movie was great!) I remember when he announced that there would be a sequel, and I’ve been waiting patiently ever since.
I have a shelf on Goodreads that is designated specifically for upcoming releases, and for so long it’s been there with a gray cover and no update. Until I looked a few days ago and it now has a cover! And a release date!
Now the real countdown begins!
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