August 23, 2012

ARC Review: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: July 24th 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Steampunk, Zombies
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Epic Reals
Format: Paperback ARC

The year 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.

My Review:
A beautifully written story set in Victorian-Era Philly with ZOMBIES!!
Eleanor Fitt is an extremely strong-minded heroine, which is quite refreshing considering the time period. She tells the story and oh! what a story it is! The scenes are so vividly imagined that I felt as if I were actually walking through the streets with Eleanor. The world building in this novel left me speechless at times, it was that good! The mystery of finding out what happened to Eleanor's brother brings us to a world of necromancers, zombies, and the elusive spirit hunters. Daniel (who is a member of the little rag-tag group called the spirit hunters who are trying to stop the zombies from attacking Philadelphia) and Eleanor's often-times frustrating relationship will leave readers cheering for them to "just kiss already"! Readers will be hanging on to every beautifully descriptive word as they race to figure out just what really is going on in Philly, and who is behind it.This enchanting mix of zombies, mystery, magic, forbidden love, and good old-fashioned girl power is NOT TO BE MISSED! 

I received an ARC of this book from Epic Reads for review. 
Thank you guys soo much!

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  2. Ive seen a lot of reviews on this one. I love Zombies, but I dont always do the steampunk thing.

    Great review.
    BTW- Welcome to the blogosphere!! :)
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  3. This is a good review, really. Usually I can't feel the real feel through reviews, but somehow I can now. I can feel the intense and so on.
    Keep writing reviews! :)


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