Dearly, Departed

Dearly, Departed

Book - 2011
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In the year 2195 when society is technologically advanced but follows the social mores of Victorian England, recently orphaned Nora Dearly is left at the mercy of her domineering, social-climbing aunt, until she is nearly kidnapped by zombies and falls in with a group of mysterious, black-clad commandos.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books/Del Rey, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345523334
0345523334
9780345523310
0345523318
Branch Call Number: YF HABEL-L
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 22 cm

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echo3abc Jul 13, 2014

I loved this book! I wondered from reading the description how the author could make romance with a zombie work, but Lia Habel pulls it off fabulously. And I love how there is a shift in points of view for each chapter. It all comes together in a great adventure in a future world that is so imaginative and unique. I love it when a book surprises and delights me, and Lia Habel has done just that.

JCLChristiH Jan 24, 2014

If you enjoyed Warm Bodies here is another zombie book for you.

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christikc
Jan 24, 2014

There are only 3 letters in the alphabet between Victorian and Zombie and an average difference of 23 - 33 degrees in the body temperature of a living human and a zombie. Are all their differences small enough for Nora, a well placed New Victorian girl to still be able to think of Bram, a punk zombie soldier as a hot guy? Interested in some zombie factoids?http://www.fvza.org/zscience2.html

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HolleayExtraVowels
Aug 10, 2013

I totes agree with violet crow 2:/it doesn't sound right for there to be a romance,and i don't really like romance to begin with.but i want something different to read and i like steampunk a lot.so i'm going to try it:)

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s_kundrik
Aug 10, 2013

steampunk zombie YA romance. Certain zombies are able to still think and function, given appropriate medical attention. They are second-hand citizens and are secretly used by the military to battle other zombies. Nora finds out about this, and while initially freaked out about the undead, who wouldn't be, comes to empathize with them.

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HRHfatumasahra
Nov 15, 2012

THis book is amazing with a capital A.Ithink I'm gonna die cause now I can't find the second one!
If you haven't read it yet ,I suggest you go out and borrow it right NOW

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mwong
Mar 24, 2012

This has got to be the best zombie boook I have ever read.Exciting, scary, a little bit romantic, all the elements of a great read. This book will totally change your view of zombies.I'm really excited to read the sequel.Read this in a little less than two days,simply could not stop.Read now or you don't know what a good zombie book is.

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Violet_Crow_2
Mar 01, 2012

Sorry, i'm trying my best to understand, but how on earth do you make zombies romantic? They are daed. werewolves ok maybe, if you like hairy guys. Vampires it's a stretch, if you like old dudes, but zombies?
How dose that work? You're kissing him and then his arms are falls off. Not to mention the smell, (zombis do smell don't they)?
But i'm so desperate for a new book that i'm going to try it...
Hope it's as good as everyone keeps telling me.
-A

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MorghanParratt
Jan 16, 2012

I normally hate zombie books, I find the idea over used and boring so I was rather disappointed to receive this as a Christmas present. However, after running out of other books to read, I started it and could not stop. This book is phenomenal, it takes an old theme and completely remakes it. The book had me enthralled from beginning to end. The only thing I could say is A) I wish it had a little more romance than it did although it worked with the time period and society that the author was trying to portray and B) the very last page confused me. I'm still not entirely sure what happened but seeing as though a sequel is in the works, I'm hoping that it will answer some of my questions and I'll definitely be among the first in line to buy the sequel.

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kalio
Jan 11, 2012

Romance with a zombie? That?s hard to swallow? In the year 2195, a new civilization modeled after the prim-and-proper Victorian Era rises from the ashes of natural disasters and war. Nora Dearly is a New Victorian who should be focused on social calls and marriage rather than on politics and history. But then Nora is kidnapped by a band of zombies?zombies who don?t want to eat her up. The so-called Lazarus Virus reanimates the infected, but a lucky few manage to keep their bodies whole and their minds clear. Bram Griswold is a solider in this unique zombie army, and it?s up to him to convince Nora that they?re actually allies. Soon, Nora is loosening her corset to make room for a holster and gun, growing close to the handsome and helpful Bram, and blowing open a massive conspiracy involving her recently-deceased scientist father, the anti-Victorian counter-culture known as the Punks, and a mysterious undead army that is considerably less friendly and more hungry than Bram?s group. This is not your traditional ?eat-your-brains? zombie story?it?s an imaginative adventure with dashes of dark humor and steamy romance. And like any good young adult sci-fi novel, there?s a sequel (Dearly, Beloved) already in the works.

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Feb 19, 2014

"It's like...look, as a living human being," Bram [teen zombie soldier] went on, "you have things you need. You need food, water. If you don't have these things, no matter how civilized you might think you are, you'll regress...It's hard to remember how to be nice when you are in agonizing pain from hunger." "We;;, I have things I need, too. I instinctively crave fluids, because I'm drying out. I crave protein because I'm damaging my body's tissues every time I move...and the prions living in my brain crave new hosts and tell my synapses to make me a little nippy. In short, I'm newly rewired with a burning desire for a nice, warm body. You know, like every other teenage boy."

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