Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cover Lust

They say never judge a book by it's cover, but what about a cover regardless of it's book? There are so many incredible covers out there nowadays. They can do so much with photography and design and beginning this week each Thursday I'm going to be featuring the cover that's got me most salivating over this week, whether it be a new one or old one. And this week's feature-ee is.....

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Premise: A maximalist, post-apocalyptic, neo-Victorian steampunk zombie novel in which a girl, whose blood is impervious to the “Z-virus,” searches for her missing dad, is kidnapped by (good) zombies, falls improbably in love with a rather sweet zombie boy, and sets out to save the world from a zombie plague beyond imagining.

As far as romantic pairings go in the year 2195, you don't get much more unlikely than an upper-class schoolgirl and a poor miner from enemy tribes. Filt
er in the fact that he's a zombie, and you're definitely talking about star-crossed love.

Dearly, Departed is a cyber-Victorian/steampunk romance that takes place in the shadow of a new ice age. Nora Dearly, a mouthy teenage girl and apparent orphan, leaves school for Christmas - only to be dragged into the night by the living dead. Luckily for her, though, the good ones got to her first. From her reanimated rescuers she learns not only that zombies are roaming the countryside, but that her father is one - and that he's in terrible trouble. She also meets Captain Bram Griswold, a noble, strong, and rather swe
et undead boy for whom she starts to fall.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Pamela Roe, is just trying to carry on with life as best she can in the wake of Nora's disappearance - when she ends up killing an evil zombie in self-defense. Pam is galvanized into action, and ends up leading a group of survivors as the city of New London is thronged by the ravenous dead.

Upon hearing of Pamela's plight, Nora and Bram set out to rescue her friends, find her missing father, and maybe just save what's left of the world

Not only is the cover to die for, but the book sounds fantastic! Can't wait for this in December 2011.....


  1. First time I've heard of this but now I've got some SERIOUS cover lust! And you're right, it does sound good!

  2. Wow you're right-Dearly Departed sounds amazing.
    Oh and I love the new look of your site. Very etheral!

  3. This really does sound like a great book. It sounds unique and yet like something that'd be very enjoyable.

    Oh, and thanks Mayandree =)


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