October 20, 2012

Dearly, Beloved

Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Book Blurb
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.

Lia Habel’s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash-up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.

My Review
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for a honest review. The living now know all about the zombies and of course you are going to have some haters that want to kill all of the zombies. Of course you have zombies who want to rule as well. Nora and Bram are trying to live a normal life but lets face it how normal can it be he is a zombie and they are in love. Nora's father is still trying to find a vaccine when a new strain appears up in a new zombie that causes a new panic. There is evil living people out to harm Nora, her friends and the zombies and evil zombies out as well. 

 Just got to say usually I don't like multiple POV but with this book I love it. You get to see inside many different characters. Of course i love Nora and Bram but I also loved reading Laura's POV she is a new zombie and I go to say I rooted for her all the way through this book. Getting to see inside the twisted mind of Michael was a nice touch. This dude is so twisted. Pamela in a way got on my nerves at times and sometimes I thought she was awesome. Above all else she is Nora's friend and I guess in a way she is wrote in a great way. Let's face it we all have friends we love but sometimes they get on your nerves. There is lots of other characters we get to know in this book that each add their own twist to the story. 

 I love zombie books and loved the first book in this series. This sequel did not disappoint me at all. If you think it's strange to love a story about a girl in love with a zombie well you haven't read this book. They are so perfect together and care so much about each other. The new evil they face is awesome. Just to read about both sides after them and trying to guess what will happen next will keep you flipping pages. There are scenes of murder, bombs and so much more if you are looking for action. This isn't a book you can really rush read. You need to take your time to really see what all is going on. The beginning may start a little slow but trust me it picks up. If your looking for a wonderful zombie book pick this up. The ending leaves you wanting more but isn't a cliffhanger. You just are never reading to leave the awesome world Lia Habel has created.
5 out of 5 Bats~Pam


  1. I really liked this review. Sounds like something I would read...Good Review

  2. I really love this review can't wait to read it