Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel: Cover Revealed! Yay!

Gone With the Respiration, Book Two 
by Lia Habel.
Coming 09/25/12
ISBN-13: 978-034552334, 
Del Rey Books, 256 pages.

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Can the living coexist with the living dead?

That’s the question that has New Victorian society fiercely divided ever since the mysterious plague known as “The Laz” hit the city of New London and turned thousands into walking corpses. But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man . . . of the dead variety.

Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love. But others feel only fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace. That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But zombies aren’t the only ones in danger: Their living allies are also in The Murder’s crosshairs, and for one vengeful zealot, Nora Dearly is the number one target.

As paranoia, prejudice, and terrorist attacks threaten to plunge the city into full-scale war, Nora’s scientist father and his team continue their desperate race to unlock the secrets of “The Laz” and find a cure. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Lia Habel’s spellbinding, suspenseful sequel to Dearly, Departed takes her imaginative mash-up of period romance, futuristic thriller, and zombie drama to a whole new level of innovative and irresistible storytelling.

It's Sunday May 20, 12:30 am and I've just come across the cover for one of the books I have been anticipating the most for 2012. Since I didn't want to post this before Lia Habel had a chance to do a cover reveal, and I do not want to be stepping on any toes by posting this, I'm scheduling this to be posted on Monday. But you must forgive me, I found this on the Random House Catalog under upcoming books after spending hours on a grueling project for work. I was just checking my blog for my favorite upcoming books with no cover, checking for updates, and there it was! I am such a fan of this seiries, I was soo excited and wanted to post it tout de suite. But I didn't think it was right. I know that there is more to this cover than just what is on the front of the jacket. According to Lia Habel's Blog, there is someone who is not Nora on the back! I'm hoping it's Bram!

Update: Ok it's on Amazon, so the whole world is able to see it. I'm posting.


Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I am really liking the cover, It's so pretty! Can't wait to see the back:)

Lori T. said...

This cover is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVED Dearly, Departed, and I cannot wait to read the sequel!!!!!!!!!!! I hope we get to see the back of the book jacket soon. I'm also anxious to see who's on there (also hoping it's BRAM!!)

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

That is a GORGEOUS cover! I've not read Dearly Departed, so I guess I'll have to check that one out first. Thanks for sharing the cover!

The Ravenous Reader said...

I LOVED this book and cannot wait for the next one and yes the back cover is Bram. It was posted on Lia's blog the other day.