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The New Hunger
In THE NEW HUNGER, Isaac Marion’s much-anticipated prequel to WARM BODIES, America has been devastated by natural disasters and governmental collapse, as well as the annoying problem of zombies trying to devour any survivors. But 16-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis are about to discover the most frightening thing yet—being abandoned by their own parents.
As the siblings begin their harrowing journey to connect with anyone who isn’t looking to rob them or eat them, a 12-year-old girl named Julie is traveling in an SUV with her parents. She’s already seen her friends die and her school burn, and watched her father become nearly as cold and remorseless as the Dead. All she wants is to find a place she can call home, even if nothing will ever be the same.
Nearby, a man awakens in the woods, unsure of where, or who, he is. He struggles to remember the details of his life, but only a single letter comes to him. “R”…
Just before the film version of Isaac Marion’s alternately hilarious and gruesome novel Warm Bodies hits the big screen, Marion will give us another bloody taste of his zombie-infested world. The New Hunger, a prequel to Warm Bodies, will be released as an eBook Jan. 28 exclusively by Zola Books. It’ll give fans an intriguing look at brain-muncher-with-a-heart-of-gold R — played by Nicholas Hoult in the movie — before he fell in love with Julie (Teresa Palmer), who’s also featured in the prequel.
The New Hunger will take place soon after the natural disasters and government collapse that made Earth a crawling ground for hungry corpses. Separated from their parents, 16-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis fight to escape zombies that are pursuing them. Meanwhile, R wakes up in the woods with no memory of who he is, and Julie is stuck on an odd road trip with her parents.