Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard

Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard

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Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard Book Club

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Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard.Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 24, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

There's something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia. . . .

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. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper:

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

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. If Eleanor is going to find him, she'll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.


Something Strange and Deadly Susan Dennard

Discussion Questions: Something Strange Deadly by Susan Dennard

  1. What do you think about the Dead? Are you glad it isn’t too Zombie-ish, or were you hoping for a more Zombie-esque theme?
  2. What was your favorite part of the first half of the book and why?
  3. Were you surprised at who was behind the sudden zombie uprising?
  4. Who is your favorite character in the first book and why? 

About Susan Dennard

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Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Witchlands as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. When not writing, she can be found slaying darkspawn on her Xbox or earning bruises at the dojo.


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9 thoughts on “Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard

  1. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy says:

    The seance scene was my fave too! And even though I’m not a big fan of zombies, I really liked how Sooz approached them in this – they focus was more on the beings that had some plan and drive instead of reanimated dead who just roam around.

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I love that there are some frightening aspects! It makes me want to read this book even more than I did before! The only thing is, I hope that the zombies are different than the normal zombie. I have read a whole lot of zombie!

  3. Hannah says:

    I’m not a huge zombie fan which was why I put this book off for so long – much to my book buddy’s disgust! Once I read the book though I fell completely in love with it. Historical combined with badass female characters was a win – and the Dead weren’t bad at all!

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