Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 24th July 2012
Genre: Young Adult (Historical + Zombies)
Source: Purchase (MPH Bookstore)
Pages: 388 pages
Summary: The year is 1876, and 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.
I read this book to have this Halloweeney feeling and to make me remember how Halloween was celebrated during my 3 years in the UK. I was so sure that this book would be a bore to read because of the setting but was I WRONG! I had fun reading the book and even read it during invigilating my students' exam.
Eleanor Fitt is my kind of heroine though there parts of the book that shows her as an annoying character but all in all she is strong and can be unladylike when it is needed. She loves her brother so much and the truth really shocked her.
Daniel is a swoooooooon. He treats Eleanor like an opponent and not like the gentlemen of that era. I could follow him everywhere he goes. Though it hurts me when I can't figure out his feelings for Eleanor but I am still hoping for the best.
The book is fast paced and full of action. That is why I can't put it down because I want to know what happens next. Zombies are awesome! That is all I can say. Anything that has zombies in it, excites me. (Warm Bodies and World War Z is my faves). I have to buy the second book to know what is going to happen next.