Monday, May 14, 2012

Dearly Departed - Lia Habel

"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."  -Goodreads

When I first started reading this book, I didn't really like it. The reason why I didn't like it was once again the high expectations I had for it. I stopped reading this book after a few days . A few days ago I started to read it again. This time I liked it. I think the ending was great and the way Lia leaves it makes you want the sequel, but makes it where you can wait a couple of months instead of dying emotionally if you can't get it. I think this novel was really good and I give it a 3 out of 5 stars! :)


Generation Dead - Daniel Waters

"Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?"  -Goodreads

I didn't like this book at all. Last year I bought the hardcover book at bargain price. I am glad I got it for 5 dollars, but I still think I should not have bought it. Last year I started reading this book thinking it was going to be an okay read and it was going to only take me a couple of days . Boy, was I wrong. It took me 2 weeks to read only the first 144 pages. This book would be great for middle grade readers, goth chic fans, and zombie obsessors. But since I am none of the above, I didn't really fall for this book. Don't get me wrong I am a sucker for and all in for the Z war, but when it comes to a book were zombies are trying to fit back in to normal everyday life; it doesn't really hold my interest.
Last week I decided to start back into the book and try to finish it and maybe I would have a change of heart like I did with DEARLY DEPARTED by LIA HABEL. But I didn't. It only took me 2 days to finish about 200 pages in DEARLY DEPARTED. It took me a week to only read about 134 more pages in GD. I honestly didn't like anything in this book, thus giving it a 1 out of 5 stars. I am sure that other people like this book and are completely obsessed with this book. But it just didn't work out for me.