Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Something Strange and Deadly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: July 24, 2012 

Goodreads Description: The years is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia ... Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper - the Dead are rising in Philadelphia. And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor ... from her brother. Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance. 

Why am I waiting? I'm not crazy about zombie novels because I find that they're a little too gory for me; but if zombies are going around delivering letters, I'm assuming they're able to control their cannibalistic instincts to a certain extent. So that combined with steampunk elements and a smart and sexy romantic lead sounds like a win to me.


  1. Great pick this cover is awesome probably one of my favs of the year! I actually read it and I can tell you there are barely any zombies in it so I think you'll really like it. It's more an Urban Fantasy with some undead at the start and at the end.

  2. I'm not crazy about zombie books either, but I'm really excited for this one! I'm hoping it might be the beginning of a zombie love affair for me:)

  3. That makes two of us, Z! I'm usually not a fan of gore OR zombies, but I'm really excited to pick this one up, especially since so many people really like this one! :D Plus, steampunk elements? A smart and sexy romantic lead? (Which is really the best kind LOL!) Sounds like a total win to me! ;)

    Amazing pick for your WOW this week, Z! Hopefully HC is publishing another awesome book worthy of their gorgeous covers! :) <3

  4. Something Strange and Deadly sounds great! I love the zombie meets steampunk premise of the book.

    ~ Liz -> My WoW

  5. I don't read many zombie books for just the same reason but I do like steampunk so will have to reconsider about picking this one up.

  6. Oh, I LOVE zombie books. Must read this now! :)

  7. Grrrrr.... The Zombie craze. I keep thinking, "This too shall pass."


  8. Eh. I've never been a fan of zombie books. But you're right! The strong protagonist and steampunk theme definitely attracts my attention. Lovely choice!


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