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Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
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I like the U.S. cover, but I'm loving the U.K. cover!

Review: This book was good, but slow. I loved the plot. Seriously, dystopian world with Victorian zombies? Who wasn't drawn in by that? But the first 300 pages was just back story. There was little to no action at all. It was just the characters describing how the world got to where it was. It's not that I don't mind, I love seeing how a world can turn into one like in Dearly, Departed, but at times it was really slow. It took me a while to read it. It could be that the font was small and the book was huge. Dearly, Departed was slow in the beginning. But the last hundred some pages totally made up for the slowness in the beginning and middle. There was so much action. I was like, "Yes! Finally!".

Another thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the alternating perspectives. Some chapters were completely unnecessary. One chapter could end with someone asking a question and the next chapter starts with another character with a different story. Then the chapter after that the question gets answered. If it were just Bram and Nora I would understand.

Bram and Nora's relationship was really sweet and awesome. I loved it. Bram was my favorite character. :)
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Reading Progress

July 10, 2011 – Shelved
August 27, 2012 – Started Reading
August 27, 2012 –
page 36
August 28, 2012 –
page 129
27.45% "I like this book...But are the chapters from side characters's point of view really necessary?"
August 31, 2012 –
page 308
September 1, 2012 –
page 347
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: gasp-worthy-covers
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: series
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: got-from-the-library
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: i-couldn-t-put-it-down
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: amazing-2012-books
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-challenge
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: good-dystopian
September 2, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Britnie (new) - added it

Britnie I'm glad someone else does! I've read a lot of blogers bashing the UK cover for being campy and chessy and embarrsing to be read in public but I thought it was funny and adorable haha but the U.S cover is actually very beautiful in person.

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