"Waiting on Wednesday" is brought to you by Jill from BreakingTheSpine. This weekly meme is meant to spotlight the books we are most looking forward to being released. Here is my pick for this week:
Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Release Day: July 24th, 2012
Summary: (goodreads) 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.
My Thoughts: This has a hint of Steampunk in the summary what with Daniel the Inventor! Something I am definitely into, and the cover only adds to the idea that it will be set in history, but also is paranormal because of the zombies. Mystery around the disappearance of Eleanor' brother is another element I am looking forward to.
There seems to be lots going on and I imagine it will be a fabulous read. I can't believe I hadn't done a "WoW" for it earlier, because I've been wanting to read it since...forever really. The premise is simply excellent.
What are you guys waiting for this week?