Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Departed

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
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.

Dearly, Departed, 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.

(summary taken from Goodreads)
Release Date: October 18, 2011

Steam punk + romance + dyspopian world + Victorian etiquette + zombies = a MUST-READ book! It's all of my favourite things in one bound novel. I'm counting down the days!

Plus, I really want the cover girl's dress and her umbrella! I love frills and lace! :)




  1. I have this one, I can't wait to read it. The cover is beautiful!

  2. Awesome, we chose the same book. I have a very strong suspicion that Dearly Departed is going to be totally fabulous. How about you? :)

  3. Cool choice! I just got this on NetGalley to read and Im so excited :)

    Here’s myWoWthis week

  4. Zombies always equal awesome! I'm excited about this one!!! :)

    Sarah @ Confessions of the UnPublished

  5. Ah, steampunkery at its finest. I'm looking forward to this beauty as well!

    Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

    Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

  6. I got this on Netgalley!! I'm really excited to read it :) It sounds like a legitimately good zombie book., so it should be fun :)

    My WoW

  7. YES! Super excited for this one too, I love all the different elements in story and I've heard a lot of good things from the people that have read it already. And we have hardly any time left to wait. Win.

  8. I read this and can definitely recommend it! Great characters, suspense, and a lot of fun!

  9. This book sounds soooo great! I love steampunk and cant wait to read it =9

    I also wanted to invite you to my great international giveaway!! there are 12 different titles from where you can choose!

    My WoW

    Take care and Happy reading! =D

  10. *groans* Not Zombies?!

    Oh, okay, but only because the cover is pretty and I'm shallow like that. LOL

  11. That cover has me drooling. And Zombies and Steampunk?! GIMME.

    Stop by my WoW

  12. I totally agree with your equation! I just got into steampunk, so I'm super excited for this one!

  13. So many people want this book. I loved the book. Reviewed it over at my Blog. So glad that you stopped by earlier....

  14. I was thinking about making this my WOW this week, but then I found it on Netgalley!?!?!?

    Here's mine: Goldilox and the Three Weres WOW

    Goldilox :)

  15. Haha...the cover page does look awesome! :) what is "steam punk" ??? Never heard of is really a genre??

  16. I'm really eager to get reading this one! Netgalley ARC is sitting on my ereader now, tempting me...looks really good, and wonderfully original.

  17. I can't wait to begin reading Dearly, Departed! The cover is so pretty but the concept of the novel sounds so cool too. Great WoW pick! :)


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