By Susan Dennard
HarperTeen, 388 pages
24th July, 2012
The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—
The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
- Goodreads.com description
Honestly? Walking, smelly, dirty and undead corpse does not sound so cute to me. That’s why I tend to avoid zombie books. But I requested this on Edelweiss blindly and when my request got accepted, I have no choice but to read it. And I’m SO GLAD I requested it. I mean, this is like my 1st full thrown zombie book! And gruesome does not suit me. But Something Strange and Deadly was just AMAZING!
The fact that a zombie book just captured my attention is just other worldly. But I do love historical fiction. And the fact that this one was set in London was definitely a bonus plus on this book for me.
So, the dead were awakened by some necromancer on Laurel Hill and zombies are scattered around everywhere. Nobody knew why that many corpses were awakened on Laurel Hill and the Spirit Hunters were working on it.
Something Strange and Deadly have everything that you can find in a zombie book. Gruesome ugly zombies, betrayal, suspense, romance, etc. Seriously, I wouldn’t continue this book at all of there weren’t any romance in it. I’m a YA Contemporary girl. What can I say? :P
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