May 22, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,
and specifically spotlights upcoming
novels we can’t wait to read.

Our WoW for this week is…

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. – From

Expected Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books

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What book are you waiting for?


  1. GREAT WOW!!! Why because it’s mine too! I LOVE BRAM! I’m so excited!!!

  2. Intensee. What a cool cover, too. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  3. Michelle Chew

    Zombies!! That’s pretty interesting! *adds to TBR* Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kai A.

    Another popular WoW pick for this week! I haven’t read the first book, but I cannot wait for this one to come out. Great pick! :)

    Check out our WoW picks for this week!

  5. I still need to read the first book – and I’m planning on doing this ^^ – I love the cover of this one :) and the synopsis too!

    Nice pick.

  6. Mary @SweepingMe

    Sounds like a great book. I will have to add this to my TBR list and the series. Thanks for showcasing it.


  7. cathy

    I just saw this pick, great one. I still have to finish the first one. I know how could I right? Thanks for sharing. Here’s my Teaser

  8. Amy

    Excellent pick! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one and your excitement of it makes me want to read it like NOW. Thank you so much for sharing and adding to my TBR list! Have a great day! :)

    Here’s mine:

  9. Majanka

    I liked Dearly Departed more than I had anticipated, so I will definitely get this one when it’s released. Love the cover as well!

    Read my WOW post.

  10. Ann @ Tea And Text

    I have Dearly Departed sitting on my shelf waiting to be read…. I should really get on it…

  11. mary Ann Langan
  12. Tena

    seen this book twice now, thinking I might have to give it a try now!!!

    Crazy Book Slut’s WOW!

  13. Jaime Lester

    I cannot WAIT for Dearly, Beloved. Dearly, Departed is one of my favorites of all time, and I have no doubt that Lia’s 2nd Dearly will be just as amazing!

  14. kimba88

    Ugh..i just discovered that your rss feed isn’t refreshing in my app. I wondered why you had no new post. The last feed i got was Hunted. This book is on my list too..great pick.

  15. Chapter by Chapter

    Oh no! I wonder how many others are not getting the rss feed =/ So excited for this book! <3

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