Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel. This is the sequel to Dearly, Departed which I loved despite the fact that the cast of characters included zombies. Here is the description for this latest book:
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.

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.
I wanted to see the rest of the remaining world--from the glacier-locked Wastelands of the Far North to the deserts of the South. All of it.


  1. I can understand wanting that...

  2. Ooh nice! I enjoyed this one! Can't wait for more!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Thanks for the teaser.

    Here is my teaser from MURDER TAKES TIME by Giacomo Giammatteo. It was GOOD...just finished it yesterday.


  4. Love, love, love that teaser! The cover of this book is stunning!
    Hoping you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks so much for stopping by CBS this morning.

    P.S Newest follower! Ü

  5. Wow! Amazing teaser! I need to start this series as soon as possible.

    *old follower*

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  6. Such a great teaser! I love the premise for this book.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  7. I'd want to get the heck away from there too! lol

    Here's my post:



  8. Really interesting teaser and book. I will have to check it out and add it to my Goodreads. =] Thanks for sharing and visting my My TT
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  9. I have had this book on my shelves for about a year and I still haven't read it. Hopefully that will change soon because it really looks amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)


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