Monday, December 12, 2011

Dearly, Departed

"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."

Plot: The plot is a pretty cool and semi complex, but it comes together well, and explains any flaws that some people may find. I love the whole concept of a post war revenged world rebuilding themselves but taking on the old Victorian Policies. Then mix the zombies and you get AWESOME!
Characters: They are slightly one-dimensional, but still awesome characters who I LOVED. I mean I never thought I could grow feelings for Zombies, but Lia Habel made that possible.
Pros: Funny, Different,Romantic, Hard to put down,
Cons: Cheesy at times, last steam towards the end.
Final Thoughts:  AWESOME,AWESOME,AWESOME! Honestly, one of my favorite books of 2011! It is a Zombie book made for girls! After, listening to Brandon go on and on about Zombies, watching every related movie,show and video game with him. I was happy to have a more girly related version. Unfortunately, in his eyes it was unrealistic. Cause He is the expert Zombie, since they exist and all.. ANYWAYS, I loved the book, I am in love with Bram, I wish I was a beautiful as Nora and as talented and Pamela. I was SO into the book until the last 100 pages where, in my opinion it lost steam ( but was setting up for Book 2) The only other downside, is I felt some characters (in this book, maybe not 2) were kind of unimportant. Besides that I am in love with this book.

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