Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

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Book 2 (Book 1: Dearly, Departed)

Novel Summation:

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 illness-and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

My Thoughts:

This book is absolutely phenomenal. You’re once again taken into a unique and interesting world. There was never a dull moment in this book. The entire book is action packed. I love Bram and Nora and I feel bad for them that they are so hindered by society. Both of them are so strong and entertaining to follow. The other zombies in Z Comp don’t really feature much in the story which was sort of disappointing. Only Coalhouse played a big role and I was happy for him. I continued to find Pan annoying and I didn’t really care for her chapters. Vespertine doesn’t do too much in this book but Michael on the other hand was an awesome sort of villain to follow. Although he did seem extremely childish. Some new characters are introduced that offer their own unique story. I look forward to find out what happens next in this world. I would definitely recommend this book.

Future Books:

Not sure the exact date.

My Character

http://shortstuff2511.tumblr.com/post/32738852420/dearly-series-novel-character

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