Something Strange and Deadly
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from... show more
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: Something Strange and Deadly (#1)
Steampunk and zombies! This may sound like an odd combination, but it is one that works! Petticoats and parasols mixed with steam-powered machines and pulse bombs that kill zombies? Yes, please! The story is set in the midst of Philadelphia's high society in 1876, the time of chaperoned dates, pet...
tl;dr - | ✭✭✭✭✩ | So, I really really enjoyed this book. The zombies, the steampunk, the characters... I loved it. It was such a fun read. I would definitely suggest others read it!Description - Miss Eleanor Fitt is eagerly awaiting the return of her brother when the dead rise swarm to the train sta...
She rubbed the bald half of her head. “In China we say, ‘The girl with the full hair is not as free as the girl with the bare head.’" “It means that as long as I still shave my hair, I’m free. See, in China, girls keep their heads bald like the boys, yeah? Then when we’re the age to become a woman,...
Something Strange and Deadly is an interesting take on the zombie genre. Instead of the zombies you'd find on The Walking Dead, the zombies in this novel are animated corpses controlled by a mysterious Necromancer. The combination of these unusual undead creatures and the petticoats, corsets and par...
I had REALLY high hopes for this book. It's steampunk, historical, and has zombies. That HAS to be a winning combination. Plus, the cover is super pretty and I feel like this cover won't lie to me. And I was right! This book was amazing and suspenseful and I got really emotional!! Eleanor's father...