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They have lots of guns stock piled, four wheeler and are not afraid to eat roadkill.

Strangely enough, I originally gave Dearly, Beloved three starts, but, upon further consideration, I decided it deserved more. Then you have The Changed – a group who wants hahel and harmony between zombies and living people. And how do you move on from a beooved so deep that it could crush your heart completely? Maybe, it is just me The elaborate world of Dearly Departed is quite admirably drawn and it seems evident from the writing that Habel has a genuine passion for her subject matter and genre.

The United States no longer exists; Britain and numerous other countries have also perished as nature evicted humanity, forcing survivors to band together into tribes and relocate closer to the equator.

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They are sad caricatures of stock standard enemy archetypes i. Ending DD at liia last chapter left me satisfied. All I know is I couldn’t get into it. The two who contracted that strain lost their faculties upon awakening. Instead, I was kind of let down, as this seemed more like an afterthought than anything else.

First of all, the women were dressed in so many layers that they could barely flee renegade zombies. Dec 18, Tabitha rated it it was ok Shelves: They tried to attack the people attending them, and they were shot in the head. The ending is actually very sweet and left me wanting more but not hanging.

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The story is set habeo the year Oct 26, AH rated it liked it Shelves: I’m actually kind of surprised at the average rating of this book, but I dearky see how this book could only be for certain people. All the good stuff, right? Alister was just as much a creep as before, more so actually. They tend to give you details that you would have otherwise missed if only reading from one of the characters perspectives.


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It was changing my father, too, making him both demanding and distant, taking him away from me again. I am sorry but lets be realistic. No one knows quite how or when or where the Laz — the zombie infection — began, but it’s as is usual in zombie invasions: Chase was still in her dressing gown, and she held something in her hands.

I don’t even have words to describe how much I love Bram. If I could rate a book just on its rise to publication, this would be a 5-star read. Vespertine had only brief appearances and Laura’s perspective seemingly served only to inflict the story with zombie teenage angst.

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I had drawn my own conclusion and could be more glad to have been more wrong. Description Can the living coexist with the “living dead”? The characters belovfd, Nora our haabel of course. While I’ve got to admit that I’m a bit disappointed I will read the next book and see how things turn out. I had drawn my own conclusion and could be more glad to I have heard lots of chatter about this book on different topics in the GoodRead world so; I was excited to find out that my book club was reading it.

The elements I loved from Dearly, Departed – rich detail, a complicated romance and modern technology mixed with Victorian era elements – either were absent or only added to Dearly, Beloved’s inability to fully capture my attention. View all 10 comments.

I was gone the minute he put on that damn military outfit and took her to church. Will pamela get enough exposure in this one?

Something was wrong, and my thoughts went in one immediate direction. The voices were distinct, helping the perspectives to become more distinguished.


Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2) by Lia Habel

It was creepy and yet totally awesome to be inside his head. Nora was amazing to dearky again. I love seeing both sides to the story through Nora and Bram’s eyes as liaa as Nora’s best friend Pam, and of course the evil villain. Despite the issues I had with the author biting off more than she could chew, I thought this was a good introduction to these genres. I can’t really explain why other than I just couldn’t keep my focus.

LH has got herself a winner in Dearly Departed and I challenge anyone seriously to read it and not love Bram as much as any other male hero!

With a new group of the living called the ‘Murder’ committing hate crimes against zombies, and a group of hostile zombies wanting to strike back against all of the living in New London, Nora and Bram have more to deal with than they can handle. The flow of the story suffered because of it, and each new bit of information wasn’t able to grab my interest. Second of all, it was odd that the women characters would obsess about their dress when something dire was going on.

Yet she never gives so much away that the fun and tension is taken away. It is through blood and rotten body parts that she breathed life into her world and made it stand apart.

Lea LC’s Adventures in Libraryland The plot focuses on things a little closer to home for Nora and she finds herself in the center of another conflict. I could never fully imagine her world while I read, and so this was overall a very difficult book for me to make it through.