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Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Departed

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

A much nicer cover than last week’s! Also, this my  FIRST EVER WoW pick that involves zombies…

Title & AuthorDearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Genre: YA- Steampunk- ish

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

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.”

Why I’m Stoked: I’ve had so much luck with steampunk books this year, that the twist on my new favorite sub-genre really caught my eye. “Cyber-Victorian steampunk/romance?” YES, I’m sooo in! Plus, I need to jump out of my comfort zone a bit. I’ve never read a book that had zombies in it, so I figured, why not?!

What books dying to read?? Plus, what zombie books have you read AND liked? (Just curious) 😀

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Sherre L

    I haven’t read any Steampunk books yet, but this one looks good. My WoW

  • http://profiles.google.com/washington.phillips Linda Phillips

    I think I’d like this one! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.handsandhome.ca Bonnie @ Hands and Home

    This looks so good! I am definitely adding it to my TBR list!

  • Melissa Hayden

    You know I want this one as well! I’ve been following Lia on twitter for over a year now and can’t wait for this one to come out. :) Hope you enjoy it as well.