It is a wonderful combination of historical details and paranormal elements, woven smoothly into a story that is, at turns, strange, fantastical and exciting. With characters that leapt off the page, and an engaging writing style, Dennard has gained a new fan in this particular reader with her debut novel. Initially, I feared that this novel would be typical of its genre.
It felt like they were people I had met in real life! Eleanor, our main character, is an example of the ideal young woman during her era. These things actually make her a perfect fit for the group of Spirit-Hunters. Daniel, Joseph and Jie are the three Spirit-Hunters, who are in town in order to stop the dead from rising and taking over the entire place. Joseph is a well-bred gentleman versed in a few unique ways of stopping the dead.
Jie, on the other hand, is basically a kick-ass fighter. I lost track of just how many times Jie fought off the dead with physical combat — but it was so darn cool. In spite of his attitude and posturing towards Eleanor when they first meet, he managed to find a spot in my heart and burrow down deep.
There are things he does or says that made me swoon, and my only complaint is that I wanted more of him. I might have been able to guess a major plot twist, but Something Strange and Deadly was still a delightful read! The characters became familiar friends, while the setting made me want to go and have high tea. Fact 1: I love Daniel and he is now one of my book boyfriends. In fact, I needed it like yesterday. But when it looks like the Sadie Queen might get taken off the river, Daniel and Cassidy have to do whatever they can to stop the ghosts that plague the ship.
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Readers get a glimpse of his intellect, kindness and his passion — and it will certainly make you want more! I finished the novella wanting to give Daniel a hug and possibly not letting him go…. Nicole June 14, at AM.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. A Dawn Most Wicked is the prequel novella to her. A Dawn Most Wicked (Something Strange and Deadly, #) .. The ending of Something Strange and Deadly, book one of the series, left me with a lot of.
The year is and 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.
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. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
The main character, Eleanor Fitt, is really just a great all-round character. Through those weaknesses, we get to watch her grow as a character and by the end of the series her transformation from the beginning of book one to the climax of book three feels very natural. Think about it. People fighting evil spirits.
Everything Paranormal. Dark themes. A little bit of romance and fashion tossed in there for good measure!
I mean, come on. Be real. Next year these books will be returning to bookstores with some brand new covers, the first of which was revealed last week! Fantastical fun. And when I say action I mean zombies, and escapes, and chases, and spirits, and scandals!
I at least want to give the first book a try, and see what I think of it.