Synopses & Reviews
Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners
and Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series, this spellbinding sequel to Something Strange and Deadly
delivers a mix of supernatural forces and intense romance, set against the enchanting backdrop of nineteenth-century Paris.
With her brother dead and her mother insane, Eleanor Fitt is alone. Even the Spirit-Hunters—Joseph, Jie, and the handsome Daniel—have fled to Paris. So when Eleanor hears the vicious barking of hounds and sees haunting yellow eyes, she fears that the Dead, and the necromancer Marcus, are after her.
To escape, Eleanor boards a steamer bound for France. There she meets Oliver, a young man who claims to have known her brother. But Oliver harbors a dangerous secret involving necromancy and black magic that entices Eleanor beyond words. If she can resist him, she'll be fine. But when she arrives in Paris, she finds that the Dead have taken over, and there's a whole new evil lurking. And she is forced to make a deadly decision that will go against everything the Spirit-Hunters stand for.
In Paris, there's a price for this darkness strange and lovely, and it may have Eleanor paying with her life.
“A dark, glittering world, full of unforgettable characters, swashbuckling action, and heart-stopping romance. Susan Dennards books now have a permanent place on my All-Time Favorites shelf!” Sarah J. Maas, author of The Throne of Glass series
Oh. My. God. IN LOVE! This book takes the walking dead to a whole new level! This whole book keeps you on the edge of your seat… chewing your nails waiting to see what is going to happen next…This book is a MUST read. Melissa, bookseller at Mysteries on Mainstreet
Mystery, romance, humor, action, a sure-fire setting: Dennard delivers. Kirkus Reviews
praise for SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY: “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 Clares the Infernal Devices series will be spellbound by Dennards macabre and impressive debut. Shelf Awareness
praise for Something Strange and Deadly: Debut author Dennard deftly weaves together a vast plot blending historical fiction, horror, romance, and mystery. A roaring-and addictive-gothic world. Publishers Weekly
praise for Something Strange and Deadly: 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)
praise for Something Strange and Deadly: 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 & #8217;s Books
Darkness has come to the City of Light. . . .
After helping the Spirit-Hunters save Philadelphia from the walking Dead, Eleanor Fitt must now face the things she couldn't stop: her brother's death, her mother's deteriorating health, and the sting of unrequited love. But when she encounters the necromancer Marcus again, she must seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the gorgeous Daniel—who have all fled to Paris.
On her way to France, Eleanor meets Oliver, who claims to have known her brother. Though friendly, Oliver harbors a secret involving black magic that entices Eleanor. Trying to resist it, she rejoins the Spirit-Hunters in hopes of stopping Marcus.
But the Dead have taken over Paris, and there's a whole new evil lurking. Eleanor is now forced to make a dangerous decision—and her choice could mean life or death for everyone.
About the Author
Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. The Something Strange and Deadly trilogy is her debut. Among the traits she shares with her heroine Eleanor are a weakness for Shakespeare quotes, a healthy appetite for baked goods, and an insatiable curiosity. Sadly, Susan does not get to wear a corset or wave a parasol on a daily basis.