Waiting on Wednesday (45)
Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Find on Goodreads)
Published September, 25 2012 by Del Rey
496 Pages pages
Can the living coexist with the living dead?
That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.
Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.
Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.
As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by BREAKING THE SPINE devoted to showing off what books you can’t wait to get your hands on this week! This week’s WoW comes from Rywn (I’m totally taking over the Blog today, wohoo!)
My WoW as you can see above is Dearly, Beloved. I’m really super excited to read this as I loved the idea of ‘zombies’ that aren’t trying to just eat your brains and Dearly, Departed was really a great book. Dystopian stories, a good non-triangle romance, and an author that tells a good story? Yes please. I also can’t wait to get more of Bram.. yummy.. (Wait.. shouldn’t he be the one saying yummy about me?)