Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #14

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)

Author: Lia Habel
Release Date: December 6th 2011
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Add it: Goodreads

Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune, and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram 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. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, steampunk meets romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.

Author: Lisa Goldstein
Release Date: June 15th 2011
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Add it: Goodreads

An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he quickly falls for enigmatic Livvy, a chemistry major and accomplished chef. But Livvy’s family—vivacious actress Maddie, family historian Rose, and their mother, absent-minded Sylvia—are behaving strangely. The Feierabend women seem to believe that luck is their handmaiden, even though happiness does not necessarily follow. It is soon discovered that generations previous, the Feierabends made a contract with a powerful, otherworldly force, and it is up to Will and his best friend to unravel the riddle of this supernatural bargain in order to save Livvy from her predestined fate.

Dearly, Departed: I have been lusting for this book for months. I first discovered it after Lia spoke about the sweet zombie boy, Bram over at Badass Bookie's Debutante Event and it's safe to say it became a hot favourite on my wishlist. The plot sounds brilliant! And the cover? Absolutely gorgeous. I NEED THIS BOOK!

The Uncertain Places: Again, another eye-catching cover! Plus awesome plot. Fate, supernatural bargains, otherworldy force... that's really all I need to know. I'm definitely checking this out upon release! I don't actually know if it's YA or not, but regardless, I'm intrigued!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Yo Brodie! *waves with Four* Dearly Departed just sounds awesome. It's steampunk in a victorian-like era and I love it! And I've never heard of The Uncertain Places, sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for putting it on my radar! Great picks! :D

    Here are my WoW picks for this week

  2. Dearly Departed just looks so gorgeous! That cover is seriously stunning! Great picks!

    See what I'm waiting on!

  3. Wow, both sound great, but I think Dearly Departed holds the edge for me.

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  4. The cover of Dearly Departed is simply stunning. I am itching to get this book. Great picks.

  5. The covers are ahmazing! I will be adding these to my TBR shelf :). New follower! Happy Reading! My WoWs:

    Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
    For the L♥ve of Reading

    -- Zakiya LadyWings

  6. I can't wait for Dearly, Departed but December is so far away.

  7. great picks!! Dearly Departed was already on my TBR list, and Uncertin Places is now on my TBR list.
    Here is my WOW:

  8. Of course, you know that Dearly, Departed has been in my wishlist for a very very long time! I've seen The Uncertain Places in Goodreads lately! I'll have to check it out! It sounds intriguing. Great picks! :)

  9. Dearly, Departed is already on my wishlist :). Its summary actually reminds me a bit of the one for Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion except of course for this New Victorian Nation. [love that! I love all things Victorian except for women not having choices... but it'll be interesting to see how the NVN is developed--that is, before she's kidnapped].

    Not only is that cover gorgeous though--I want that umbrella! Black and pink and such wonderful symbolism... Ahhhh! can't wait! Good choice :)!!


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