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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday- (29)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this event is to get bloggers to spotlight and share the books they are anticipating on coming out.

On my wishlist this Wednesday is: Dearly Departed by Lia Habel


Description: As far as romantic pairings go in the year 2195, you don't get much more unlikely than an upper-class schoolgirl and a poor miner from enemy tribes. Filter in the fact that he's a zombie, and you're definitely talking about star-crossed love.

Dearly, Departed is a cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance that takes place in the shadow of a new ice age. Nora Dearly, a mouthy teenage girl and apparent orphan, leaves school for Christmas - only to be dragged into the night by the living dead. Luckily for her, though, the good ones got to her first. From her reanimated rescuers she learns not only that zombies are roaming the countryside, but that her father is one - and that he's in terrible trouble. She also meets Captain Bram Griswold, a noble, strong, and rather sweet undead boy for whom she starts to fall.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Pamela Roe, is just trying to carry on with life as best she can in the wake of Nora's disappearance - when she ends up killing an evil zombie in self-defense. Pam is galvanized into action, and ends up leading a group of survivors as the city of New London is thronged by the ravenous dead.

Upon hearing of Pamela's plight, Nora and Bram set out to rescue her friends, find her missing father, and maybe just save what's left of the world.


Release Date: October 18, 2011

Why WOW? Upper class Victorian girl + poor miner zombie boy = romantic pairing ?? Well, duh, of course I have to read this. If this doesn't scream original, I don't know what is. This is one of those stories where you need to find out how it turns out: good or bad. Plus, this book has such a gorgeous cover!!! I can't resist.

10 comments:

Cait said...

seen this around a lot recently, definitely looks intriguing-great pick! I love the cover too.

My WoW pick

Natalie said...

I love novels that incorporate steampunk! I'm usually not into zombies though so it will be interesting to see where this one goes... This novel looks great though! Nice WOW choice!

Under the Covers said...

I am usually not into zombies either but this looks really good! I am a new follower!

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Carrie Rundhaug said...

I am not usually into zombies either but this looks amazing!! I love the cover!!!

Carrie
www.just-one-more-chapter.com

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hmm, a zombie romance? I don't know.


Here is mine

Sidne,the BCR said...

zombie romances, can't handle that!! Happy reaading!!!

Sally said...

Can't wait to read this one it sounds soooo good.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

Kat said...

I'm looking forward to this one as well.

Here's my WOW pick.

Kat
Wit and Sin

kaye (paper reader) said...

I'm pretty sure you had me at Victorian girl & zombie miner boy. That is quite a mix!

Five Flavors of Books said...

This book sounds good. I need to read this.

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