Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (65)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser 1:

"In short, I'm newly rewired with a burning desire for a nice, warm body. You know, like every other teenage boy." p.93

Teaser 2:

"I figure, looking back, who's to say how much time I ever had? I could have died permanently that day. Instead, I was given a few more years. And I plan to do something with them." p.187

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel


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 am very impressed with this debut so far. Initially I was a little concerned with the whole zombie romance thing but this book is much more than a romance with really good world building, humor, and interesting characters. I don't know that I would classify it as a steampunk novel. It is more similar to dystopian fiction.


  1. I really like the second one. that's a great attitude.

  2. Ohh really like the sound of it, and I love the cover.

    Here's mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/teaser-tuesday-already-dead/

  3. I really want to read this one as well, but I've also been a bit concerned with the zombie romance thing. I'm glad you're enjoying it though! I'll probably need to get my own copy to try!

    And both are great teasers! I agree with Carrie about especially the second one. I love that!

    My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus! Click to be teased. ;)

  4. Oh, I've been noticing this one! What an intriguing twist to the dystopian novel.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TT POST and

  5. Great teasers! I really want to read this book. More so now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Here's mine: http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2011/10/teaser-tuesday.html

  6. Great teasers! I'm so curious about this book! I can't wait for it to be released. :) Enjoy!

  7. I want this book. It's on my TBR list. I just havent had the time to go out and get it. Check out mine here And while you're there, check out my 100 Follower Giveaway and enter!

  8. Great teasers! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, mine is here.

  9. I will have to put this book on my TBR list! It looks great!

    My TT: Mom Reads My Books!

  10. I love these teasers!Hope you enjoy DEARLY, DEPARTED. I've started reading it too and am liking it so far.
    My Teaser is from SWEAR.

  11. I have been eyeballing this book for about a month. I am really anxious to read it. Fantastic teasers!

    Mine is HERE (from Daughter of Smoke and Bone) - if you have time to stop by. ^-^

  12. I am so excited to read this one- I love the premise and your teasers have me that much more interested! I'll keep my eye out for your review.

  13. Haven't heard of this book yet - I find the cover intriguing and the plot as well. It does seem to have its teenage hormonal steamy moments as based on the teaser. :)

    Here's my TT:

  14. Great cover, good teasers!

    here's mine:


  15. I just requested Dearly, Departed on Netgalley--fingers crossed that they approve me! I love anything steampunk and romance. Here's my Teaser Tuesdays post:

  16. Love the second quote. Sounds like a good book.

  17. Like the second one. I never guessed "Dearly Departed" can be about someone departing from the world. Am I be still wrong?

    My Teaser


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