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January 19, 2014

DEARLY DEPARTED by Lia Habel, 2011

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the mores of an antique era. Sixteen-year-old Nora Dearly is far more interested in her country’s political unrest than in silly debutante balls . . . she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting a fatal virus that raises the dead. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and thoroughly deceased. But Bram has been enabled by luck and modern science to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. (Amazon)

Reviewed by Francesca - high school graduate and huge book worm
I was really curious on how the author would be able to make me fall in love with a zombie but she totally did it. I fell in love with Bram just like Nora did (the main character). He was so sweet and so human. 

I also loved how the author was able to make it a Victorian time (love that time period) and futuristic. I really liked how Nora was a strong, independent woman but could also be a romantic and sweet girl. If you love zombies and pretty dresses, DEARLY DEPARTED is your book.

Market: Young Adult
Language: there is some language because some characters are part of a zombie army but nothing too bad
Sensuality: kissing is the worst of it
Violence: Some characters are in the zombie army as I said so it can get a bit gory when they are fighting
Mature themes: Zombies, death, kidnapping

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