Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard

Summary: There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN here.

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 the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome 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 Review:   Yes I know ANOTHER zombie book, I am addicted.  I know.   That being said this one was a lot of fun.   It is during the time period where women couldn’t vote they married for status and to keep fortune and it is always fun to see how an author takes on those topics.

I was not disappointed.   Eleanor did whatever it took to find out what happened to her brother even if it ruined her reputation and I freaking loved that about her.   In a time, when most women would only do what is socially acceptable I was glad to see an author take chances.

I really loved this book.  In fact, it has been on my to be read shelf since 2013, this year I told myself I would focus on some older books that I have been wanting to read as well as find some new favorites.  This book made my blog because it is set in Pennsylvania which believe it or not I get asked for books set in all the time.

If you haven’t read this book already you should, it is a big hunk of zombie candy that feels so good reading.

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