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The Something Strange & Deadly Series

Praise for Something Strange & Deadly

“Mystery, romance, humor, action, a sure-fire setting: Dennard delivers.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Thrilling, charming, and dark, Something Strange & Deadly is a delicious sandwich of harmonious flavors. I fell for Daniel, I soaked in the zombie mayhem with glee, I delighted in the steampunk fashion and gadgetry. If you enjoyed Clockwork Angel, you’ll love this. Fantastical fun.”

– Marie Lu, NYT Bestselling Author

“[A Darkness Strange & Lovely is] enjoyable as a stand-alone, but will especially thrill fans of Something Strange and Deadly.”

– School Library Journal

“From the first page, readers will be awakened to an 1876 Philadelphia replete with animated corpses, irresistible romance and a game of intrigue. Those who enjoy Cassandra Clare’s the Infernal Devices series will be spellbound by Dennard’s macabre and impressive debut.”

Shelf Awareness

“Give [Something Strange & Deadly] to anyone who likes a light zombie story with a pinch of romance.”

– School Library Journal

Something Strange and Deadly as a captivating and empowering thriller.”

Huffington Post

“[A Darkness Strange & Lovely is] fast paced and entertaining.”

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Realistic characters, compelling action sequences and an entertaining, twisty plot will delight.”

RT Book Reviews

“Blending historical fiction, horror, romance, and mystery, Dennard creates a roaring—and addictive—gothic world.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“A wonderfully brisk pace sweeps readers into an intriguing mystery. Eleanor serves as a highly entertaining guide and readers will find themselves settling in among the undead just fine.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“[In Strange & Ever After]…the author adds dimension to and deepens the characterization of several of the protagonists while exploring the nature of the soul and the human capacity for change…fans of the series will enjoy it immensely.”

– School Library Journal

“A spirited, period piece that ties together a woman’s place during the Victorian era with the adventures that only a zombie tale can bring. Dennard writes in an easy-to-read, conversational style with strong characters that leave you rooting for Eleanor and wishing that you could be there cracking zombie kneecaps right beside her.”

Children’s Literature

“Set against a backdrop of 19th-century Paris, the ambience [of A Darkness Strange & Lovely] is classic and romantic despite the walking dead roaming the streets. Their presence creates conflict and adds a perfect balance of action.”

– RT Book Reviews

“An emotionally honest, well-earned denouement, [Strange & Ever After] brings this lively historical zombie trilogy to an honorable end.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“This debut novel is quite compelling and features a plot that moves at breakneck speed. The plot is full of action, betrayal, and romance.”

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“[Something Strange & Deadly] flows immaculately pulling you in and turning pages for you.”

The Guardian

“[A Darkness Strange & Lovely has] a dark, glittering world, full of unforgettable characters, swashbuckling action, and heart-stopping romance. Susan Dennard’s books now have a permanent place on my All-Time Favorites shelf!”

– Sarah J. Maas, NYT Bestselling Author

“Dennard’s series finale [Strange & Ever After] is a fun and rollicking ride. She pairs a wonderful and immersive landscape with a highly twisty plot that will have fans gasping.”

– RT Book Reviews