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Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
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Oct 31, 11

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Read from October 20 to 31, 2011

Dearly, Departed is a steampunk zombie apocalypse novel with a side of girl-power. That might sound like a lot, but it was very cohesive and drew me in right away. My favorite part of the book was Pamela - I loved her character! She stood up for what she believed in and was one step ahead of the general public. I loved that she was able to overcome her prejudices and help her enemy in a time of crisis.

I did think there were a few too many viewpoints in the novel and maybe limiting it to Pamela, Nora, and Nora's father would have been more effective. More importantly, though, I would have liked to have seen more steampunk-y goodness in the way of tech, gadgets, and transportation. Most of the steampunk genre was demonstrated though clothing choices and might give readers unaccustomed to genre the wrong idea.

Finally, I just want to add that I hope this human and zombie falling in love thing doesn't catch on. There really is nothing sexy about a zombie.

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