Thursday, 2 February 2012

Review: 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.


My Thoughts:

Dearly, Departed is my second book of Zombies, my first was Die For Me and I really loved it.

 I start reading this book first because the cover drew me in, I like it. The second reason is the synopsis and what I read in people reviews.

What I read in this book was so original; the story takes place in a future where the humanity face a great danger, after that the people who survive start a new age which they called it the New Victoria.

New Victoria is an era where people have the same costume as the Victoria era which we all know, but  with the new technology cell phone, computers and so on.  

There are two different kinds of Zombies in this book bad and good, our hero Bram is a zombie and I believe I don’t need to tell you what kind he is but all zombies have the same trial in this book they like to eat the flesh of human except that the good one made a choice that they are not going to hurt people and they all dead people of course. From my standpoint, the good zombies in this book are somehow adorable and cute; I believe Lia is a mastermind. 

Now let’s talk a bit about our heroine Nora. A young lady who is very stubborn and as an evidence the first word she ever said as a child was “NO”, also she like to watch a war news which consider unladylike. However, a year after her father death her aunt want her to get a good Margie because of their financial problems, but Nora refuse to listen to her aunt … and then she met Bram, a Zombie captain and she falls in love with him. 

Overall, I believe this series is going to be a very good one , I liked this book I really believe in the idea that romance will always make the impossible possible … :D


Rating: 3.75/5


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