Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #5: Dearly Beloved (Gone With Respiration #2) by Lia Habel

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on. 

**I really can't wait for this one steampunk and ZOMBIES! There is no better combination! :D

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

Publisher: Del Rey

Pages: 496 (Hardcover)


Can the living coexist with the living dead? 

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Lia Habel’s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash-up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.



Addicted2Heroines said...

I've had the first book in this series on my TBR list for almost a year now. I really need to get around to reading it. Hope you enjoy Dearly, Beloved!

Lectus said...

Oh! the second one is out! Cool.
And did you change your blog? Me like!

365_books_a_year said...

I just started the first book in this series. Because I stupidly requested the second book in the series from NetGalley. I guess because it's the same style of cover and I thought maybe they were doing a paperback release cover. So I didn't realize it was the second book. But, I'm enjoying the first one. It was a little slow in the beginning + all of the changes in perspective from one person to another.

Carin said...

Looks good thanks for the review.

LoveOfBooks said...

I just reviewed this one. I definitely liked the 1st one waaay more than the 2nd.