Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I adored Lia Habel's debut, Dearly, Departed, so I can't wait to see what happens next for Nora and Bram. Crossing my fingers things work out for them, but I have to wonder how it could... Hence my excitement ;)

On another note, aren't the covers for this series gorgeous?

Dearly Beloved Cover Title: Dearly, Beloved
Series: Gone With the Respiration, Book 2
Author: Lia Habel
Genre: YA Steampunk
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: September 25, 2012

Book Description (from Goodreads):

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.


Neyra said...

They are absolutely beautiful! >.< I still have to read Dearly Departed though D: I'm missing out, I know this, I've heard lots of great things for book one :) Great pick this week :D

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Read Write Reviews said...

I've had a copy of book 1 come this morning and I can't wait to read!

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Unknown said...

Can't get enough of these apocalyptic novels :) *New Follower*

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Happy Reading :)

Brittani said...

Great pick! I have the Galley of this from NetGalley and I cant wait to read it!!!! I loved the first book!

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Kate said...

I need to read the first book in this series! It looks great

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