Thursday, May 17, 2012

Recommendations (5) - Unexpected Greatness

Dearly Departed 
(Gone With The Respiration, #1)
by Lia Habel
Released |October 18th 2011 by Del Rey|
Edition |Hardcover, 470 pages|
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, 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.

I recommend this book because:

  1. It was truly an amazing read. I never thought I would love a book with Zombies! Zombies, really? I don't even like Zombie movies. But this book, brought a different element and take to the Zombie world. It was awesome! I believe you should give it a chance!
  2. It's dystopian-ish! And that makes it all the better.
  3. It was set in the Victorian times. This was my first true taste to a historical book. It was awesome. And if you love the Victorian time period, this book is for you :)
  4. The romance equals awesomesauce :) Bram is to die for!!!!


  1. I look forward to reading this one:)

  2. I loved this one too! I never would have thought I could love a zombie but I am so in love with Bram! Super sweet and sexy.