Series: Something Strange and Deadly
Published by HarperTeen on july 23, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Magic, Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult, Zombie
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Also in this series: Something Strange and Deadly, Strange and Ever After
Also by this author: Something Strange and Deadly, Strange and Ever After
Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermath. But there’s more trouble ahead—the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.
I was worried about Eleanor’s choices throughout this book. She’s still struggling with the deaths of Elijah and Clarence. She also has to constantly watch over her shoulder for Marcus to show up. I absolutely love Oliver. We meet him pretty early on. He’s sarcastic, and doesn’t let Eleanor push him around.
I really enjoyed Eleanor’s time in Paris. She’s got things she’s trying to hide, and is also scared of losing her friends. The dynamics of all the relationships (friend/romantic) worked really well. I also feel like you can learn to overcome preconceived notions by reading Eleanor’s story. Not everything is black and white.
I really enjoyed this book. We learn about love, loss, and what friendship means.