Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Review: A Darkness Strange and Lovely

TITLE: A Darkness Strange and Lovely
Book 2 in the Something Strange and Deadly series
AUTHOR: Susan Dennard
PUBLISHED: July 2013
GENRE: Steampunk, zombies, Historical Fantasy
PREMISE: Eleanor was left behind in Philadelphia after all the mayhem caused by the zombies. When she finally has a enough and goes searching for answers, she gets more then bargained for...
MY REVIEW: Something Strange and Deadly was one of the pleasant surprises of last year. I hadn't been expecting much from it beyond a fun zombie romp and it was a fun zombie romp but there were also some great characters and interesting stories going on. This sequel took those promising story elements and completely delivered on them taking this story in a direction I wasn't expecting and totally loved.
In other words, this was a good sequel. Characters were brought in directions I wasn't expecting (especially Eleanor) and it left on a good cliff hanger. Granted, it still has a case of monologue villains but it's minimal and it is zombies so what can you do?
This is another addition to the awesome sequel pack of 2013. Really, most of the sequels this year have been pretty good. Keep it up authors.
WHO SHOULD READ: Something Strange and Deadly fans, zombie fans, steampunk fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five corsets

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