Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (October 12th)

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Dearly Departed
by Lia Habel

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.

Okay, what's not to love here? Romance against incredible odds. A futuristic society that has decided to embrace something from the past. A girl who has grown up like a "proper Victorian lady" who is going to have to fight the undead. I can't guarantee that this book will be "good". But I'm not worried that it will be "boring" either. Plus, check out that totally gorgeous cover. I don't necessarily think that guarantees a book will be awesome, but it can't hurt either. :D

So, what book are you looking forward to this week? I'd love to know so feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Love this book too! And I agree, too many books to read but so little time!

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  2. I just got this book from NetGalley. :D Here's my WoW:

  3. I actually considered using this book for my WoW! It looks really awesome.

  4. I really can't wait to read this! Got mine from NetGalley as well~ I hope it's awesome!

    Demi @ Only Somewhat Queer

  5. This sounds fabulous, and that cover is gorgeous! And a zombie themed book? Count me in! Great pick :)

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  6. So excited that this one ill be available next week. Cannot wait to read it too. Great pick!

  7. I've heard about this book a few weeks ago. The cover is really alluring. I love it! It looks something's going to happen. I'm glad you pick this one for this week. Thank you for sharing!! :)

    Happy reading!

  8. I have this book for review. I can't wait to read it. It is up next!
    My WOW

  9. I'M reading this at the moment and so far it's pretty good. That's probably my favorite cover of 2011! Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  10. I love your WOW! I cant wait for another steampunk book to read =D
    thanks for stopping by and... SHAME ON YOU!! you havent read Delirium! holy monkey!! you have tooooo!!!

    I also have a great giveaway in my blog. Come check it out =)

  11. Kathy, I think you might be my other twin -- I chose this book too! It just sounds SO amazing and we're both swooning over that gorgeous cover! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Kathy! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  12. It's sounds like it'll be great dystopian book. I'm excited to check this one out. And as everybody said, the cover is gorgeous.

  13. Oh man. I just reviewed this book on Tuesday. It was so awesome. I loved it and I normally don't do zombies. It will be out on Tuesday, the 18th. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. New follower.

  14. Me too! This looks fabulous and the early reviews have been really good.

    My WoW

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  15. Sounds great!
    Here's my Wow:


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