Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: A Darkness Strange & Lovely, by Susan Dennard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for. My pick this week:

Expected release: July 23, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Goodreads description:
Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.

I adored Something Strange & Deadly!!! Read my review here, if you like.  At the end of it, Eleanor really was in a bad spot, and apparently she's left to her own devices. I can't wait to see how she masters that, and how the story will unfold in Paris! Oh, and there's of course Daniel, and their awesome banter. And Susan Dennard once posted a teaser involving an airship!! Plus, look at that stunning cover. Notice the subtle differences to the first one. If you'd read it, you know why she has her arm behind her back...

What do you think of my pick? Are you also impatient? What did you pick this week?


  1. I still haven't read Something Strange and Deadly and yes I know I should. Hopefully I'll! :) I like the cover of this one. i hope you'll get it soon.

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  2. I haven't read the first book yet either, but it has been on my TBR list for ages!! Nice pick!

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  3. I'm really iffy with steampunk and zombies so I've kind of strayed away from this series. I may have to try it sometime soon though :)New follower

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  4. I can't wait for this book either! I really enjoyed the first one, and the cover of this book is gorgeous!
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  5. The cover of this book is somply amazing! Love it! Great pick! Happy reading :D

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  6. I agree with the comment above. Cover is stunning indeed. Great WOW pick. Come visit me as well.


  7. I really enjoyed SS&D, too, and can't wait for this sequel! Great pick, Carmen! Ugh, but SUMMER?!? That's sooo far away! :P Thanks for sharing & stopping by my WoW post! Happy Wednesday! :D

  8. I should really get to reading Something Strange and Deadly soon. I love the covers on this series. Nice pick.

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  9. Totally super fab pick! I loved the first book and enjoyed hosting the blog tour for Susan so I definitely can't wait for this one.

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  10. I'm up and down on this one. I liked the first one, but the ending frustrated me. I'll still read this one, but probably not right when it comes out.

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  11. Something strange and deadly is on my reading list of this year. I can't wait to get started in this series, because the books sound great :)

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  12. My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  13. Great pick! Love the dress--it is just gorgeous. :) My WoW for your to view, if you like. Happy Reading!

  14. New follower! This one looks really good and I'm digging the cover! Great choice!

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  15. A book that takes place in Paris? I am sold! I haven't read the first book but I want to know! The cover is beautiful. It would be great if they gave it out as a poster :)
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    1. The first one takes place in Philadelphia, but don't let that deter you from getting into the series ;)
      Hell yeah I would totally hang a poster of that cover up in my room :D

  16. Hmm, I haven't read the first book, I guess I've missed on the story... *sigh* I can't read everything! Dang!