Today is the day SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by the wonderfully talented Susan Dennard hits shelves, and I am SO EXCITED! I’ve read this book (more than once), and let me tell you, it’s fantastic! It’s a fast-paced, hold-onto-your-hats read with mystery, intrigue and a generous dash of swoon-worthy romance. Or, as Goodreads puts it:
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.
In SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY, Eleanor is forced to fight off a band of angry zombies with the only thing she has on hand: her parasol. Quick, look around the room you’re in now and tell me what object you’d use to fend off a zombie attack!