Teaser Tuesdays – Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration #1) by Lia Habel

Posted November 25, 2014 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays | 9 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

 

The Book

Title:  Dearly, Departed
Series:  Gone With the Respiration #1
Author: Lia Habel
Age Range:  Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction | Paranormal Romance | Zombies
Length: 470 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (Imprint of Random House)
Publication Date: October 18th 2011
Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, E-book
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon | BN |The Book Depository

Synopsis:

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, 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.

My Teaser

“She tried to compose herself then, with several deep breaths. I gave her as long as she needed, all the while mentally designing my tombstone. R.I.P, Captain Abraham R. Griswold. He was completely useless and made girls cry.”

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9 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration #1) by Lia Habel

  1. Haha, I remember this! I love this book, read it like 4-5 times already, and this quote is in my goodreads collection. 😉
    I hope you’ll enjoy til the last line! I haven’t picked up the sequel yet, since I am a bit afraid of 2nd book syndrome… but I hope my gut will disappoint me in that regard. ^.^
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