Waiting on Wednesday: Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!


I've been holding back on this one until there was a proper cover. Now there is and I am flailing with giddiness.

Dearly, Beloved
Lia Habel

Del Ray Books
Releases September 25, 2012

Preorder it from Amazon

Can the living coexist with theliving 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 virus—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.


So do you remember back in March when I was laid off and unemployed and reading a book a day? And how I read one book that was so mind-blowingly awesome and written just for me that the next half dozen books paled in comparison and I got really grumpy about YA lit? You don't? Well, this is the sequel to that book. The cover blew up my Facebook feed a few days ago and I have been in giddy anticipation ever since. Zombie Bram!! More zombie BRAM!

There is absolutely no hope for coherency from me in regard to this novel. Don't ask me to pretend.

So have a picture of Bram that will be on the back cover of Dearly, Beloved and be giddy with me.