Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected Something Strange and Deadly because this book has one of the most wicked covers around (always a plus) and the synopsis sucked me in immediately (but reminded me of another recent read). Zombies are always a welcome subject to read about and then include some corsets and I am totally there. So, now that you know my WOW, what is yours?


07/24/12
SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY
by Susan Dennard
ISBN-13: 978-0062073265

HarperCollins Children's


Parasols, corsets, and…zombies?! The Luxe meets The Forest of Hands and Teeth in this compelling and witty debut novel—the first in a trilogy that will thrill fans of A Clockwork Angel and lovers of romance, things Victorian, and the macabre.

When her brother is kidnapped, Eleanor Fitt – a sixteen-year-old with a weakness for buttered toast and Shakespeare quotes – must leave the confines of corsets and courtesy to get him back.

It’s 1876, and Philadelphia is hosting the first American World Fair, the Centennial Exhibition. It’s also hosting rancid corpses that refuse to stay dead. When one of those decomposing bodies brings Eleanor a hostage note for her brother, she resolves to do anything to rescue him. But to face the armies of Dead that have him, she’ll need a little help from the Spirit-Hunters.

The Spirit-Hunters, a three-man team hired to protect the Exhibition, have a single goal: return the Dead to their graves. Yet, what began as a handful of shambling bodies has escalated beyond the team’s abilities, and time is running out. Whoever rules the Dead is losing control, and when the leash finally snaps, Philadelphia will be overrun with ravenous corpses.

Now Eleanor must battle the walking Dead and deal with her growing attraction to the team’s inventor, Daniel, an exasperating but gorgeous ex-con. From the steampunk lab of the Spirit-Hunters to the grand halls of the Exhibition, Eleanor must follow the clues – and the bodies – to find her brother and stop the Dead before it’s too late.

5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: Something Strange and Deadly"

5 comments:

  1. I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!

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  2. This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  3. Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.

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  4. sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...

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  5. Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

    btw---thanks for following! :D

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Rebecca Herman wrote:
November 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM

I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!


5 comments:

  1. I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

    btw---thanks for following! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) wrote:
November 16, 2011 at 2:05 AM

This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


Feel free to check out my WOW
Krazyyme @ Young Readers


5 comments:

  1. I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

    btw---thanks for following! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

The Ravenous Reader wrote:
November 16, 2011 at 5:59 AM

Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.


5 comments:

  1. I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

    btw---thanks for following! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Jessie Harrell wrote:
November 16, 2011 at 8:20 AM

sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...


5 comments:

  1. I agree, I saw this book in the HC catalog and it looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This sounds so much like Dearly Departed doesn't it??


    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes Krazzyme! It sounds alot like DD (which I thought was amaaaazing) It will be interesting to see how it reads.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sounds awesome! I love the title. Guess I need to get working on Dearly, Departed though first...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

    btw---thanks for following! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Little Miss Becky : ) wrote:
November 17, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Such a lovely cover. :) I usually run away from Zombie books, so we'll see if I decide to brave this one!

btw---thanks for following! :D


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