Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (66): Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

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

OK, so I have this one on my bookshelf.  I STILL can't wait until I get to read it!!
Dearly, DepartedDearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Publish Date: October 18, 2011
Publisher: Del Rey

Book Description
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.
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  1. Thsi one looks good! I'm waiting on it too. I haven't read a steampunk novel yet so I'm interested to see if it'll be my type of read. I love the ocver on this one though :)

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  2. This sounds great! It's actually in my wishlist. :) I've read a post of the author and I'm amazed at the way she writes.

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  3. Oh wow! This one definitely combines a couple of my 'usual' genres - steampunk and zombies. Can't wait to read it! Great pick.

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  4. I *love* the sound of this book; it went on my wishlist as soon as I heard about it. Great choice!

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  5. Wow, this one sounds uniquely exciting. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. I'm definitely looking forward to this one, can't wait. I'm loving zombies a lot lately. =D

  7. A steampunk book! I'm definitely excited for this one, :)

  8. Right?? I'm WAY excited about this one! And Lia Habel is SOOO freaking awesome and sweet!

    The Bookish Brunette

  9. I love the cover for this! I really can't wait for it to be released so I can read it! :) Awesome pick!

  10. Sounds interesting!

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