Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: Dearly, Departed By: Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think I could give this closer to 3 1/4 stars.
Written in first person under a slew of characters the picture of the future is painted, a future that involves a virus that re animates the dead - yes, zombies. Part steampunk, part sci fi, part horror, the storyline is original but at times getting lost within and between the chapters. I felt that I had to push myself to keep going, with a great storyline and somewhat developed characters (although some, were so underdeveloped I was questioning why they were given a first person voice and multiple chapters).
Nora Dearly has the ability to fight off the virus that causes people to become zombies, her father supposedly dead yet the doctor in a specialized unit looking for the vaccine. A zombie army developed to fight off other zombies, even as New Victoria is and has been at war with the Punks.
Maybe there was too much going on, details unneeded and some not given, too many voices - if you are interested in a "new" zombie story, look for this..anything else, look elsewhere.

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