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Return to Book Page. Preview — Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel. Can the living coexist with the living dead? But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their rave Can the living coexist with the living dead? But while some of these zombies are mindless monsters, hungry for human flesh, others can still think, speak, reason, and control their ravenous new appetites.

Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man. Nora and her savior, the young zombie soldier Bram Griswold, fell hopelessly in love.

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But others feel deadly fear and loathing for the reanimated dead. Now, as tensions grow between pro- and anti-zombie factions, battle lines are being drawn in the streets. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace.

That means taking a dangerous stand between The Changed, a radical group of sentient zombies fighting for survival, and The Murder, a masked squad of urban guerrillas hellbent on destroying the living dead. But their efforts may be doomed when a mysterious zombie appears bearing an entirely new strain of the virus—and the nation of New Victoria braces for a new wave of the apocalypse.

Hardcoverpages. Gone With the Respiration 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dearly, Belovedplease sign up. Will pamela get enough exposure in this one? For me, she’s more interesting than nora. See 1 question about Dearly, Beloved…. Lists with This Book. Feb 07, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. The dead are now out to the living and it seemed like things were going rather well.

Until it came out that the Laz has mutated into a new strain that the vaccine does not protect against. The zombie infected with the new strain has been caught but that hasn’t eased any minds. New fights and riots break out including a secret society of masked killers. Nora and Bram continue to help zombies while Nora’s father continues with his research. There are several, six to be exact, POVs in this book whic The dead are now out to the living and it seemed like things were going rather well.


There are several, six to be exact, POVs in this book which seems to be the big thing that makes this a hit or miss with readers. I personally love multiple POVs. It’s true that I would probably be happier with just Bram and Nora because I love them so much, but I think all the POVs are an important part of the story.

Michael is obsessed with Nora and finding a way to get Bram out of the picture.

Clearly the villain POV but at the same beeloved I kind of had a la spot for him. An evil dad and no real understanding of how to express his love of Nora. Laura is a freaky new zombie who grows plants right into her body.

The story of her family is heartbreaking. Vespertine probably is the one that made the smallest impression on me. She mostly hangs out with Michael talking about his plans. Pam is having a difficult time adjusting but has found someone who is willing to take their family away for a fresh start. Bram you sweet, sexy, sexy, burning hunk of deadmeat. I like that Nora and Belloved relationship progresses very nicely. There have been so many series I read where in the second book all this unnecessary drama is always added to the relationship.

The couple usually starts questioning each other and if they should be together.

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Since we know Bram’s time is limited I was really afraid that would happen but happy to report it doesn’t. They address ddarly but realize that they should just appreciate the time they have together. Bram and Nora trust and love each other and they have become one of my favorite couples. I was majorly swooning! The new strain of Laz was an interesting development.

I am curious to see where it goes from here. The zombie infected with the strain was kind of heartbreaking and had some really shocking twists in what the strain means for the person infected.

It kept me turning the pages. I loved the action and plot developments.

Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2) by Lia Habel

I felt like I got to know each character more thoroughly. The ending was amazing! No dreaded second book cliffhanger. The ending is actually very sweet and left me wanting more but not hanging. Hxbel kudos to a well wrapped up second book. I’d yet to say the words, because I didn’t want to freak her out-it’d only been a few months, after all.

But I knew I loved her. I didn’t need food, dewrly water, or even oxygen, but Habbel needed her. I’d never me a more spirited, accepting, drop-dead-again beautiful girl in my life. And you know it. Don’t ever think I want you to change, to be something you’re not. Oh, and this is why you’ve lja me for all other boys. I will think you beautiful when I have no eyes left to see.


I will remember your voice when my ears go. You can’t hold onto me forever, but I will hold onto you until I am nothing but dirt. Here, because I like you all so much – the first 70 words of Dearly, Beloved. When I got to the top of the hill, the zombie caught me. I dropped my parasol and leather-bound digital diary in shock.

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I squealed with delight, even as I drummed my boot heel on his shin. Then he insulted her and her father. In a funny way, that offered me some reassurance. View all 11 comments. This summer has been full sequels that outshined their predecessors. Dearly, Beloved is one of them. Not only is it funnier, better thought-out and better written than Dearly, Departed, it also affected me more strongly. The plot is well-planned and well-executed and it finally gave this series a much needed direction it lacked in the first book.

Strangely enough, I originally gave Dearly, Beloved three starts, but, upon further consideration, I decided it deserved more. Lia Habel has enormous ta This summer has been full sequels that outshined their predecessors. Lia Habel has enormous talent for worldbuilding, and she is quite good at creating vivid imagery and leaving a strong impression on belofed readers.

As for the main characters, they all changed significantly, some for the better, and habbel like Pamma not. Some of the descriptions in Dearly, Beloved are utterly disgusting and infinitely thrilling, of course. It is through blood and rotten body parts that she breathed life into her world and made it stand apart.

There are even more this time: Dexrly and Bram of course, Pamela, but also Michael, Vespertine, Coalhouse and a newly introduced character, Laura the zombie flower girl. Romance, however, is what really brought me to my knees. Nora and Bram face everything together, they understand each other perfectly. Nothing can keep these two apart, they love each other as openly and honestly as they can, aware that time is quickly running out for Bram.

And yet, even with time in mind, they mostly uphold the rules of propriety, they are both bold and respectful at the same time and this balance they constantly maintain is quite beautiful. View all 6 comments. Jan 07, Giselle marked it as to-read Shelves: Found this on Amazon: View all 8 comments.