Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (54)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
Publication date: October 18, 2011


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.

I think this sounds incredibly promising. I don't know that it can actually be considered steampunk since it is futuristic but at least it is set in a Victorian-like society. It has shades of Incarceron too. With all of that plus zombies and starcrossed love, how can it go wrong?

What are you waiting on this week?

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  1. I love that cover! Captures the book's overall feel! Great pick this week.

  2. Sounds great! I went for some old-school, apocalyptic vampires in my WOW for this week.

  3. This sounds really interesting, great pick!

    Here's my WoW this week.

  4. I love the idea of a VIctorian-era like society....sounds so unique! Great pick, Christina!

  5. Despite the zombie aspect of this one I am really looking forward to read this one too. I love the steampunk aspect, which is enough for me to overlook (shudders) zombies!

  6. I've been drooling over this book for weeks now. I can NOT wait until it comes out. Great pick!

  7. Great pick. I am really looking forward to reading this one.

  8. Zombies, Dystopian, steampunk - what's not to like? Great pick, thanks!

  9. Sounds very interesting, and I love that cover!

  10. I have seen this on a few sites now, a great pick!

    I am a new follower :)

    My WoW,

    Have a nice week.

  11. This one has a lot going on. Nice pick!

  12. I have Dearly, Departed on my wish list. I look forward to reading it.


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