Dearly Departed by Lia Habel

Dearly, book 1
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Del Rey
Recieved from: NetGalley
Rating: 4
Cover Thoughts: WANT HER OUTFIT... and the parasol!

Review: Steampunk meets Victorian Era meets Zombies.
I don't think I have ever read a Zombie book. I am not a fan of Zombies. I don't like watching Zombie movies, I think they are gross. Book Brunette has soften my view on Zombies a bit and Mr has finally gotten me to watch Shaun of the Dead. I grabbed this book based purely on it's cover, I thought it would be about ghosts and such, definitely not Zombies. And I love Steampunk anime, so I thought I would try that genre.

What I found in this book was a great main character with the same views as me on Zombies and so while she learned to understand them, so did I. The way Zombies come about in the story almost make it seem like it's an actually real possibility in the far far future.

I like Lia Habel's dedication thing at the beginning

"For my mother, who taught me early on that real ladies can give orders, real gentlemen can take them, and real zombies don't eat brains."


Bram is definitely my favorite new character. It's like Gale and Peeta from Hunger Games combining the best parts of the two of them into one awesome new character. Of course you also have to change how the person grew up and the entire story setting, but you get the idea.

I am really tired so I am just gonna go to sleep and let you read the book yourself! It's a good one!

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