Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting On...Wednesday Week 5, WWW 3

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by, Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we are breathlessly anticipating… Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries and to share your own.

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Publisher:  Del Ray Books

Genre: YA, Steampunk, Dystopian, Paranormal

Publication Date: October 18, 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. {Goodreads}

First off, fantastic cover. Second,  this is a twist on my all time favorite genres, Victorian England (with futuristic twist) Steampunkish, Dystopian AND something I haven't read much ZOMBIES. This book is scheduled to release in October. I am ready to pee my pants with excitement.

What about you, what book is making you want to pee your pants in anticipation?

WWW Wednesday:

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

·                     What are you currently reading?
·                     What did you recently finish reading?
·                     What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Just Read:

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

What’s Next?

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I'm curious about your WOW but I'm not a big steampunk reader so I'm torn... Either way, thanks for sharing!


Amy said...

Dearly Departed sounds like... I must add to my TBR list. Yes, thats it. Great pick!

Amy's Waiting on Wednesday

chelleyreads said...

zombie love FTW!! awesome cover too. great pick! :)

I hope you can stop by our WoW this week.


Lacey said...

@Carmel, I'm not sure how steampunk this is, sounds like its a combo of that and dystopian.

@Amy, YES add away.

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Christy said...

I LOVE the cover for Dearly Departed! Even the font. Not to mention it sounds good :)

Tia said...

That book sounds great! Good pick!

My WoW

Andrea said...

I'm adding Dearly Departed to my TBR list, Now!! This book sounds about 10 shades of awesome! Excellent pick!

Thanks for stopping by The Bookish Babes!
( I'm a follower!)

Kristin Aragon said...

The book looks awesome! I just finished Bloodlines. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Kristan said...

Ohhh I've had Dearly, Departed on my TBR list for awhile too. Steampunk and Zombies?! Yes please! Sounds sooooooooo awesome. and I agree, the cover is beautiful too! Can't wait for october to get my hands on this book!

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Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Katharyn said...

Steampunk,Zombies and Dystopian! <3 I NEED THIS! :D


Tipsy - said...

Oooo GREAT pick! I've been wanting to read that too!

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