Saturday, August 18, 2012

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

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.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 388 
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Hannah, age 17
Bone-chillingly captivating Something Strange and Deadly melds the world of zombie horror and romance in the perfect combination of electrifying mysteries conjured from the deadly power of the supernatural world.  With a strong female lead, Dennard smoothly invokes Victorian society to the dangerously opposing world of corpses, murder, and spirits. Caught in a tangle of secrets, Eleanor’s journey to find answers is a constantly riveting experience bursting with the consequences of  unearthing the truth—be it strange or deadly.  Falling into a realm of reputation, desires, and a battle against the murderous walking dead creates a hypnotizing read that will continue to shock as the answers begin to unravel and trust becomes treacherously tainted. A mind provoking novel with undertones of right versus wrong, prompts swirls of moral conundrums that will put everyone to the test and prove that things are never what they seem!

This book is in stores now! 

Happy reading! 
Hannah, age 17

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