Phoenix Rising (A Ministry of Peculiar Occurences Novel) by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
"Evil is most assuredly afoot—and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade . . . and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray."
Why, why, why does my library system not have this book yet?? I WANT it so badly!!!!! I feel like a little kid saying "gimme, gimme" but I can't seem to help myself :)
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
"Love can never die.
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?
The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune, and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses."
Umm...I cannot tell you how badly I want to read this book after reading that summary. And the cover is just gorgeous!!
The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley
"The year is 1827. For Adam Quire, an officer of the recently formed City Police, Edinburgh is a terrifying place. It is a city populated by mad alchemists and a criminal underclass prepared to treat with the darkest of powers. But nothing can prepare him for the trail of undead hounds, emptied graves, brutal murders and mob violence that will take him into the darkest corners of the underworld and to the highest reaches of elegant Edinburgh society."
Doesn't this sound SOO good?? I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Deadline by Mira Grant
"Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.
But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.
Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun."
Do you know how much I loved Feed by this author?? Loved it and can guarantee that it will be one of my top ten reads this year! Now I want to read this one so bad it hurts!
Oh my...I don't even know how I'm supposed to wait for all of these to come out. Patience isn't my strongest quality...LOL! And look at all those covers...they are just stunning! It is a good thing I have a bunch of good books on my shelves right now or I don't think that I could wait for these to be released!