This is probably one of the toughest books for me to read thus far. It's got steampunk elements, zombies, a mysterious government, and a human/zombie love interest. Sounds perfect, right? Unfortunately 'Dearly Departed' fails to really excite readers. The multiple viewpoints comes off as confusing, rather than bringing the readers more into the New Victorian world. All in all, it's a hit or miss. Readers will either love it or dislike it.