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Dearly, Beloved

Dearly Beloved Can the living coexist with the living dead That s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as The Laz hit the city of New London and turned

  • Title: Dearly, Beloved
  • Author: Lia Habel
  • ISBN: 9780345523341
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Can the living coexist with the living dead That s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as The Laz hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their raveCan the living coexist with the living dead That s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as The Laz hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man of the dead variety.Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead Now, as tensions grow between pro and anti zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead But zombies aren t the only ones in danger Their living allies are also in The Murder s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full scale war, Nora s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of The Laz and find a cure But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.Lia Habel s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.

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    1. The dead are now out to the living and it seemed like things were going rather well. Until it came out that the Laz has mutated into a new strain that the vaccine does not protect against. The zombie infected with the new strain has been caught but that hasn't eased any minds. New fights and riots break out including a secret society of masked killers. Nora and Bram continue to help zombies while Nora's father continues with his research.There are several, six to be exact, POVs in this book whic [...]

    2. This summer has been full sequels that outshined their predecessors. Dearly, Beloved is one of them. Not only is it funnier, better thought-out and better written than Dearly, Departed, it also affected me more strongly. The plot is well-planned and well-executed and it finally gave this series a much needed direction it lacked in the first book.Strangely enough, I originally gave Dearly, Beloved three starts, but, upon further consideration, I decided it deserved more. Lia Habel has enormous ta [...]

    3. Though Dearly, Beloved finally hit its stride at around 70%, that was altogether far too late for this rating to be salvaged. While the final chapters saw a dramatic acceleration in the pacing and a return to the tongue-in-cheek humour of Dearly, Departed, the truth is, I almost didn’t get that far. Up to that point, I felt not so much that I was reading, but that I was actively fighting the urge to be done with it and mark this as a DNF. The frustrating part of this is that Dearly, Beloved is [...]

    4. This and other reviews on Book Thoughts by Marielle!I absolutely loved the first book by Lia Habel Dearly, Departed and I really liked her second book in the Gone with the Respiration series, Dearly, Beloved as well! This series (and book) is extremely complicated, so I will try my best on this synopsis… Nora and Bram know that everything is stacked against them: one is living, one is dead, the entire city hates the dead, and hates those who sympathize with them even more, plus there’s a gro [...]

    5. Barely 20% in 8 hours and NOTHING was sinking in! AT. ALL. :( Truth be told, it was just so friggin' SLOW! Is it me? Maybe, it is just me going to give it a real go later. ch later.

    6. A lot happened in this book and like the last book there were alternating POVs told in first person. There are reveals coming up but I only write like this when I don't want to read a book again and because I found this one so long wellBasically what happens in this book is a new strain of the Laz is found in one not quite dead zombie known as Smoke. There were lots of terrorist attacks on the characters done by two groups. The Changed, originally a group of thieves that turned into a protection [...]

    7. It took me almost three weeks, and I fell asleep every day (sometimes two or three times) that I attempted to read it, but I FINALLY finished it! It wasn't that the book was boring because it definitely had potential and there was a lot going on. It just wasn't compelling enough to keep my attention.My biggest complaint with the first book was there were WAY too many points of view with five different narrators. With this book, try six. Yes, you read that right, SIX different points of view.My s [...]

    8. Nothing was usual, for us. Everything was wonderful, because of it.Once again, Bram and Nora are so stinkin' perfect in this book! Did I love Dearly, Beloved as much as its predecessor? No. But my love for the honorable and affectionate zombie and his fiercely clever warrior woman has increased tenfold. There is no room for romantic angst in this series, despite - or maybe because of - their differences, the obstacles they face, and the increasingly hostile world around them. Instead they are be [...]

    9. Je suis un peu déçue. J'avais adoré le premier livre mais j'ai trouvé ce tome plus long, moins divertissant et légèrement dispersé en terme d'actions.

    10. ★★★★½Picking up several months following that horrific day the “evil” zombies attacked New London, the city is still trying to come to grips with the fact that zombies exist – that people they know and love have been taken by or become one of the walking dead. The well-ordered foundations of New Victorian society have been shaken, and too soon to tell how this whole “zombie problem” will end up playing out. Love them or hate them, everyone – living and dead – has a pretty [...]

    11. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.I just have to say there are a ton of characters in this book. So many that sometimes I don’t even remember who is who. To add to my confusion some of them have nicknames! So once a character does something I remember, that’s when it clicks into place. Multiple viewpoints in this one just like the first one so I have to say I loved it. I [...]

    12. *Genre* Dystopian/Steampunk*Rating* 2.5-3.0*Full review shortly*Probably would have liked this story much much more had there not been 6 seperate POV's. Some of the points of view were unnecessary in my humble opinion. It's a good thing that Bram is one of the main character, otherwise, I would drop my rating even further for this book. Anyway. later.*ARC Rcvd 06/01/2012 via Netgalley * Expected publication: September 25th 2012 by Del Rey Books/Random House

    13. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Zombies fight for independence, while characters hash out revenge from Dearly, Departed. Opening Sentence: When I got to the top of the hill, the zombie caught me.The Review: Phew. This is such a busy book. There are so many character arcs and details that somehow blend together that it keeps your mind reeling (and it’s pretty ingenious how it all plays out).Dearly, Beloved picks up a few months after where Departed left us. As a refresher [...]

    14. Dearly, Beloved is set in the year 2195. The world has suffered disasters that have reduced the population, forcing the survivors to build settlements in South and Central America. The wealthy believe the Victorian time period is perfect and have adopted its etiquette. The Victorians have long despised the Punks, which are the poor, and have been at war with them. That is until the Laz disease begins to take hold of the surviving population. A disease that reanimates the dead turning them into z [...]

    15. I love paranormal, but I never really got into zombies as the lead love interest. That is, until I read Dearly, Departed. Lia Habel changed my mind and my heart toward zombies when she introduced me to Bram, a beautiful, tough guy zombie, who I definitely fell in love with! I also enjoyed reading a novel with multiple points of view. I love getting into the heads of all the charters, especially the guy who’s falling in love. Habel goes beyond just Nora and Bram's POV, though; she gives four mo [...]

    16. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for giving me this book to review.Since “The Laz” has hit New Victoria both the living and the dead have been co-existing, however, they are not at peace with each other. Some of the living believe that the dead are abominations which should be wiped out, and a group of the dead believe they have to fight the living for their survival and rights. Caught in-between these groups are [...]

    17. There were some awesome and adorable parts (especially that ending!) but this book didn't really live up to the first one, IMO.I hate, hate, HATED the multiple POVs. (Were there 6 POVs in book one? I don't remember.) It made it impossible to put the book down and pick it up again, because I couldn't remember which freaking narrator was talking. The plot also really felt like it dragged on in places, which is kind of weird because there was a lot happening, I think I just had a hard time followin [...]

    18. Too much that doesn't quite do enough.Dearly, Beloved simply didn't do it for me. A book that should have taken me no more than two days ended up dragging on for a week! It tried for too much and for me missed the mark on almost everything.To start, we have to read at least SIX different perspectives! Not necessarily a bad thing, but in this case it was. The flow of the story suffered because of it, and each new bit of information wasn't able to grab my interest. The only interesting part for me [...]

    19. I really, really hoped (& wanted) to love this one but the pacing was so slow and I didn't feel any of the wonder that I felt in the first book. The whimsical descriptions of New Victoria and exploration of the zombies was mostly absent.The multiple POV's are continued here and while I wasn't a huge fan of them in book #1, I felt that they at least overlapped and added to the overall story arc. In Dearly Beloved the characters all have such similar voices that I had problems telling them apa [...]

    20. *****FINAL RATING: 4.85 STARS*****CATCHALLIf I loved Dearly, Departed, Dearly, Beloved was really something else. It was completely unlike anything I've ever read and completely perfect. I fell in love with it from page one and never stopped. It's easily one of the most amazing books that I have ever read and one of my favorites of 2012 for sure. I almost couldn't believe how awesome it was. It literally and completely blew me away—I mean, it was honestly that amazing. It was totally a differe [...]

    21. ♥ Find my reviews on Blogger ~ Reviews by Bookish Sarah- - -*This review may contain spoilers for Dearly, Departed!*Dearly, Beloved picks up a few months after Dearly, Departed. Z-Comp has split up, the vaccine for The Laz didn't take, and Bram & Nora are happily in a relationship; a relationship that is frowned upon by most of New Victoria, including Nora's father. Many old characters return in this novel. Pamela is dealing with anxiety after everything that happened in book one. Michael [...]

    22. Exciting book 2 in a steampunk, dystopian trilogyThis book is the sequel to Dearly Departed (Gone with the Respiration #1) by Lia Habel. It is book 2 in a dystopian trilogy, pitched by the publisher as "steampunk romance meets zombie thriller." The publishers also bill this book as a story of "star-crossed lovers," which it certainly is. You don't get a much bigger romantic conflict than that the male lead is suffering from "the Laz," a disease that is slowly turning him into a zombie, one of th [...]

    23. Neste livro continuamos a seguir a vida de Nora e Bram após as revelações do livro anterior. Finalmente é possível vacinar os vivos de modo a que estes possam interagir com os mortos sem que possam ser afectados por estes. Assim sendo temos aqueles que são simpatizantes dos zombies e os que não o são. E como em qualquer sociedade quando temos este tipo de situação a única coisa que pode acontecer é desgraça. Ainda por cima vem-se a descobrir que o prião que causa Lázaro tem a capa [...]

    24. “You’re a zombie. If you’re not missing body parts, you’re doing it wrong.”Dearly, Beloved continues the story of our plucky heroine Nora Dearly. Nora lives in New London, Nicaragua, the capital of New Victoria. The book is set in the future, a future that embraced Victorian culture and societal standards. Oh - there are zombies in this book. Sentient, talking, tofu-eating zombies. You see, this world has been ravaged by the Lazarus virus and it causes the dead to reanimate. Not everyo [...]

    25. This is the second book in Habel’s YA series, Gone with Respiration. When I requested this book via NetGalley, I was not aware that it was a series; I had been intrigued by the idea of a futuristic Victorian society and of course, the zombies. I should therefore be clear that I am missing the set up and world building of the first novel, which may have affected my understanding of the zombie apocalypse in New London. Dearly, Beloved picks up after the main characters, Nora and Bram, have had s [...]

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