Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

I've been back-and-forth on whether or not I wanted to read this book because on one hand, futuristic society, steampunk, and zombies. On the other hand, I have not yet run into a good steampunk book that I can remember and I am no zombie fan. My brother got all the zombie-loving genes and I got all the brains, you see. A pretty ARC was dancing in front of me on Amazon Vine and when I was arguing with myself over what to request, some friends gave their input and I went for it. It's next on my list!

Dearly, Departed
by Lia Habel
October 18, 2011
480 pages (hardcover)

Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.


  1. I must admit that I haven't read any steampunk books yet, but that cover is so pretty it makes me want to read it straight away! Great choice :)

  2. I remember hearing good things about this book.

    My WOW

  3. you will love this book!! i have an ARC of it, and it's awesome!!

    here's my post! i'd love it if you'd stop by and let me know what you think, or what you are reading right now! :)

  4. Ooooh I love the cover of this one! It sounds really good too :) So jealous you get to read it soon! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW!


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