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The first sequel to the international bestseller, Warm Bodies.


R is recovering from death.

He’s learning how to breathe, how to speak, how to be human, one clumsy step at a time. He doesn’t remember his old life and he doesn’t want to. He’s building a new one with Julie.

But his old life remembers him. The plague has another host far more dangerous than the Dead. It’s coming to return the world to the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak, and stopping it will require a frightening journey into the surreal wastelands of America—and the shadowy basement of R’s mind.



why preorder?

Why do I hope you'll preorder this book instead of waiting for release day? What difference does it make?

Warm Bodies came out five years ago. That's five centuries in Digital Age time. I know you readers are still out there; I've been honored and touched to see how many of you still care about R and Julie's story and I'm excited to show you where they go next. But it's hard to get the word out when I've been quiet for so long and the book world has stopped paying attention. 

A surge of support now will show my publisher that the readers are still there and it's worth pushing the book harder. It'll show the media that it's an event worth talking about and help it make a splash on release day, which will give it the momentum it needs to reach its readers.

preorder gift!

Preordering usually isn't much more than a bookmark. You still have to wait until release day like everyone else, and you still get the same thing everyone else got. What's the point?

I want to make it more fun.

When you preorder from this website, not only do you get the lowest price possible, you get INSTANT GRATIFICATION.

You get a digital copy of post-apocalyptic America's last newspaper, the Exed World Almanac, a bizarre but enlightening “zine" hand-drawn by a mysterious character who you'll meet in The Burning World.

The Almanac is a high resolution 15-page PDF that you can read on your screen or print into reality. Add it to your bookshelf. Give it as a gift. It will never be published or available online, so it's yours to enjoy and share as you desire.