Thursday, July 12, 2012

ARC SPOT: Something Strange And Deadly


Something Strange And Deadly
Susan Dennard
ISBN: 0062083260 (ISBN13: 9780062083265)

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Blurb from The Publisher:

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.
Our Thoughts On:

    Love in the Time of Zombies.

Something Strange And Deadly is a hauntingly tragic tale of a family's past that is creating a troublesome future for everyone as the dead come rising from the ground. The once proud and fruitful Fitt family of Pittsburg reigned over their endeavors, but after an accident at her father's work and his untimely death, Eleanor Fitt is in trouble. Her brother Elijah is missing and with her Mother's spending all the meager funds, they are dwindling into ruin. Desperately trying to throw her daughter to suitors, Eleanor's mother is missing what matters most to Eleanor right now which is her intrigue, and her passion. Hunting down the truth about her brother Elijah and what the projects that he was working in truly entailed could ruin her family forever.

    This story will capture readers in the strength of Eleanor and her trials to overcome not only her place in Society but also the places within her heart. In her trials to keep her brother's activities to herself but also to try and save him, Eleanor's actions will pose dire consequences for others. As Something Strange And Deadly progresses the story ties into something heart wrenching and tragic, but also bittersweet. This is a book not to be missed this year, because through a captivating host of characters we see the true cost of power and also its destructive force.

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