Okay so like, you know how we always kind of chuckle when we discuss zombie romance novels, making sure to mention… “you know, as long as we don’t fall in love with a zombie in the book, or anything… ICK!”
Tee hee!!! Allllriiiight, well maybe I’m the one guilty of saying that every time I tell someone I’m reading a zombie romance/erotica. And sure enough, I’ve read a few, the latest being “Flesh” by Kylie Scott that I LOVED because the story takes place during a zombie apocalypse, but it’s actually humans (*phew*) who fall in love with each other! Fight for survival, fight for protection… fight for keeping one’s humanity, and what better way than forging bonds with someone else when you thought you were all alone in a changed world.
Well. I have a confession, to make. I’ve wondered… what if somehow, the zombies weren’t as “gross” as they dead ones that have flesh rotting off in some zombie renditions. What if somehow, some way, this seemingly evil creature could actually be reached? I mean I was always a little uneasy with the idea of “zombie love” in paranormal romance novels. But after reading something of the sort in Jeaniene Frost’s “Night Huntress Series” (the heroine’s “re-animated” dead friend that becomes a zombie-like/ghoul that actually retained some of his humanity, and yes… fell in love), I also wondered what else could be done to further the possibility.
And I was avidly discussing this with my husband when I saw a recent movie trailer during the latest “Walking Dead” marathon. I couldn’t believe my luck!!! Here was a movie about a zombie apocalypse, with a human-thinking/feeling zombie that appeared to be “stuck” in his horrible zombie-body and controlled by his murderous hungry urges. Whoa! It looks a bit like a comedy of sorts, but you know… with a deeper edge to it.
I mean… what IF, after all of this time, we find out that zombies were still able to think and feel as a human, but were completely controlled by their monster-side? Awwww poor things. That would be hard. Errr… you know. *smirks* IF zombies were real, that is. 😉 hehe.
So I looked this movie up (’cause really, I can’t wait until February 2013 to watch this), hoping it was inspired by a book, and lo and behold… it was!!! It is a book —-> Warm Bodies!! *squeeeee* I gotta check this one out. I bet it’ll be better than the movie (’cause we’re book snobs and the book is always better 😉 )! We can really get into the zombie-guy’s head, and emotions. Yep…. this one is now on my TBR list and it’s way up there in the “want to read very soon” section. I can’t wait!!
After all… maybe zombies need love too.