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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review: Something Strange and Deadly

Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Series: Something Strange and Deadly # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Historical/Fantasy
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Book: ARC from Paragraphs Books

"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."

Where to start with this book? How about so freaking awesome! I loved it.

What I loved most about this book is the feel of it. 1800's. Big poofy dresses. Parasol. Gloves. Proper talking. AHHHH. It's make me all giddy cause I would have loved the lived in this time period. Not to mention is has kick butt heroine who kills the rising dead with her parasol. Double sweet!

The plot of this book race forward. I loved how easy it was for me to step into Eleanor shoes. She is feisty yet the coolest girl ever. I loved her attitude and her willingness to help others despite what it may to do her. She is strong yet witty.

There are minor characters in this book that bigger parts that what I thought. These parts made me love the book so much. The revenge that is being wielded is dangerous yet scary. I like that there is mystery for the reader. The reader is left out of the loop. I like getting each piece of the puzzle and putting it together.

The love interest is awesome. I like that they are from two different world brought together by the same hate and conspiracy. It's makes their love much more exciting to see. I'm not for the ending, but I am excited to see what else will happen between these two. I just know that fate is not done with them yet.

Something Strange and Deadly is an exciting and thrilling book. With blazing emotions and amazing descriptions of the 1800's, it really feels like you are really there. Something Strange and Deadly is awesome!

 I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! I have been impatiently waiting for this book to come out.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. So glad you enjoyed it! This seriously sounds AWESOME!
    Great review!


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