Dearly, Departed review by MPark
Dearly, Departed: A Zombie Novel
by Lia Habel
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Northglenn, CO, United States
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It is 2195 and after an ice age and nuclear war, a new Victorian age has been born. New technology and manners are the basis of this world. It has been one year since Nora Dearly's father died, or so she thinks. Soon, after Nora gets home from boarding school, she is kidnapped by zombies of all people. But these zombies are cured zombies and don't want to hurt her. Somehow she manages to trust and eventually love one of the zombies, Bram. But they know that there is no way for them to be together forever because the cure only lasts five years. As the two come together more troubles come in front of both them. Will they be able to help the world they have come to know or will they lose what the pair values most?


This book was great. The alternating perspectives really helped the story. I loved how the relationship between Nora and Bram was portrayed. I loved the word choice in this book; it really made the book even better. This was defiantly the best zombie book I have ever read. I recommend this book to people who liked Rot and Ruin, Fallen, Beautiful Creatures, and Hunger Games.

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