Warm Bodies’ is the upcoming zom-rom-com that has been getting a lot of great buzz lately. The irreverent story of a zombie falling in love with a human is based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion and won’t be out until next week. However, as a treat to his fans and to movie goers who are looking forward to the film, Marion will be releasing a prequel e-book titled ‘The New Hunger’ that tells the story of R before he fell in love with Julie and ended up at the airport.

The story takes place after the apocalyptic events which started the whole zombies taking over the world scenario. R suddenly wakes up and has no clue who he is while Julie is dealing with her domineering father, General Grigio.

Here’s the official description of the e-book:

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”…

If you were hoping for more, then look no further as we have an excerpt that you can read right here courtesy of EW!

‘The New Hunger’ won’t be released until Monday, January 28th, but you can preorder it at Zola Books (where is sold exclusively) for $4.99. Until then, check out the first few pages of ‘The New Human’ below!