Sep 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I am wickedly excited for the October 18th release of Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel. This book sounds like Gail Carriger's world mixed with Anna Godbersen's style. Just read the blurb to discover what I mean.

Dearly Departed coverLove 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.

From Goodreads

I know that's a longer than usual blurb, but I think it takes that much to really give you the feel for the book. There are so many facets to this world that I'm hopeful the author pulled it all together without overloading the reader. These elements have the potential to create a wonderfully melodic series & I hope to hear more from this author soon. As for now, I'm eagerly awaiting October 18th. What are you waiting on this week?


Cicely said...

This book is bloody awesome! I hope you love it when you read it! :D

loreleimarsh said...

Glad to hear it. Now I'm even MORE excited!

Maria said...

I can't wait for this! The summary sounds great and I love the cover, I'm gettimg myself a copy as soon as it's out!


Mary said...

This book sounds so amazing. I love Gail Carriger and the whole steampunk genre--a fabu pick!
Mary @ BookSwarm