Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Departed

Waiting on Wednesday

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

Yara's Pick:

Author: Lia Habel
Pages: 544 Hardcover
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: October 18th 2011
Publisher: Del Rey Books

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

If you havent heard of this book, now you have. Im very excited to read this novel. Its in my review pile and keeps calling my name. So you might see a review sooner than later. 


  1. I first heard about this book through a Goodreads giveaway, which I sadly did not win. I'm really excited to read it when it finally comes out!

  2. I really found the summary interesting!First heard about it from another blog but thanks for reminding me that it's releasing this year.

    Young Readers

  3. The book definitely sounds interesting! I hadn't heard of it, so thanks. And this is the third gorgeous cover I've seen today! :)

    Rebecca at Kindle Fever

  4. This book sounds amazing! I love that it's going to take place in the Victorian era, but is going to also incorporate zombie love! I can't wait for October!

  5. It sounds interesting since I like books that take place in the future, but I'm not sure about the whole zombies parts.

    Here is my Wednesday post!

  6. I saw this on someones a while ago. Love the cover and put it on my to read list. Great pick.


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