Reviewed by: Book Addict

Dearly, Departed
by Lia Habel

Published October 18, 2011 by Ballantine

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune, and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

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Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins

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Published August 24, 2010 by Scholastic

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District 12 has been destroyed. Katniss Everdeen and her family have survived, along with Gale. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol, whereabouts unknown. The survivors are taken to District 13, which is not the myth they've all thought it was. There is a War coming, a Revolution to be fought.

When District 13's plans come to light, Katniss realizes she has been a pawn from the start. It seems everyone has had a hand in her fate. Now the rebels look to her to assume the Mockingjay persona, to be the visual symbol of their fight. Countless lives hang in the balance, awaiting her decision. Will Katniss become the Mockingjay, despite that it might cost her her very life?

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