Monday, 5 December 2011

Book Review (27).

Dearly Departed (Gone With the Respiration #1)

While at home Zombies break in and while Nora is trying to escape is kidnapped by another group of Zombies (who are the good guys) and take her to their base, the captain of the Zombies Bram is instantly attrcted to Nora although it takes her a while to warm up to him as well as his Zombie friends.
Meanwhile back at her home in Elysian Fields the disease has struck turning a lot of Nora's villagers into Zombies and Pamma is stuck in the middle.
There are alternating chapters in this book told from five people's pov's which I think definately adds to the story so you know what's happening to everybody.
I loved Nora and her sarcasm and the fact she loved watching war documentaries, not what a well bred Victorian girl should be interested in at all, and Bram well what can I say for a dead guy he seems pretty hot and the way he comes to care for Nora is so sweet.
This book is my first ever Zombie book and it definately won't be my last, I never thought the subject could keep me entertained let alone for over 400+ pages, that just goes to show the brilliance of Lia Habel's writing, bringing to life something that that's made me fall in in love with characters that are usually used in horror plots.
I highly reccomend this book.
I give this 4/5
A huge thanks to Dorothy @ Random House Australia.


  1. I am SO looking forward to reading this one! And the cover is SO different from the US one! Fab review. I have to get my hands on this.

  2. @ Sarah (saz101) I highly recommend it, so good.