July 13, 2011

Waiting to Read -Dearly Departed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. Each week we feature a book that we are anxiously awaiting:

My pick this week:

Dearly, Departed
Dearly Departed
(a debut) by Lia Habel
Published by Del Rey Books October 2011

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, steampunk meets 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.

Sounds sooo good and the cover is beau-ti-ful!!!

What are you waiting for?


  1. Yay for steampunk! I'm so excited for this one,

  2. zombies!! this one has an interesting premise and i can't wait to read it also. and the cover is lovely. great pick! :)

    Please stop by my WoW this week .


  3. Love the steampunk and zombie elements in this one. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  4. I want to read this book so bad too! It's sounds so good and I love a good zombie book! Great choice :) Check out what I'm waiting for:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. Sigh. Me too, I just can't wait for this one.

  6. Dearly Departed has such a unique plot! Steampunk, zombies and more... I'll have to keep an eye on this one for sure! :)

  7. I'm really excited about this one too!!!!

  8. Cannot wait for this one - it looks so good.