Something Strange & Deadly Part Two Discussion Questions

My fellow Waterwitch, Stephanie is conducting a readalong running from OCT 10 – JAN 4. We want people to come together to read or reread Susan Dennard series Something Strange and Deadly to celebrate her fabulous writing. Feel free to join up and there will be giveaways as well.


Q: Were you surprised at who was behind the sudden zombie uprising?

A: OMG yes, should have seen it coming when her brother left that letter in her bedroom or maybe I didn’t want to think it was him after all.

Q: What would you do if you were in the same situation as Elanora and her brother?

A: I don’t have any brothers, only a little sister. We believe there is dark and good magic out there although I wouldn’t go out there and try it because you don’t know what you could conjure up.

Q: What do you think about Daniel’s answer to Eleanor’s question? Do you think he was being honest?

A: Of course not, he is in love with her, their passion kiss told us all but looking at the high class Eleanor isn’t apposed to be with a man who is lower class or in fact a murderer. I hoping they will see each other again and who cares what people say or spread around, if two people love each other so be it. Get over it :).

Q: What was your first impression of Jie?

A: Jie is a woman, I did not see that but it was pretty funny to find out she wasn’t a man after all. I love the scene where she wiped Daniel ass in a card game or more or less she cheated. She a character I love to hang around with although people might get the wrong impression cause she not a man but a women. She fierce, hopeful that Eleanor will return one day, properly cause hanging around men each day and she needs a women to talk to about girlie things with.

Q: Which character were you the most sorry to meet their end?

A: I hate when writers come up with character that are obnoxious, annoying and they get under your skin. But Clarence didn’t deserve the ending he got although I just wished he left town and started a new life. Finding out Elijah was the necromancer and he needed to die for the cruel revenge he plotted on others and trying to make his father proud of him. I did shed a tear for him when he died but even through his body was taken over by Marcus, I am hoping that he still in there able to communicate. Love to learn more about his journey around the world and where he went crazy.

Q: What was the biggest twist in the story for you?

A: When I found out who was the necromancer. I always had in my mind that Clarence had something to do with the zombie uprise and he was being over the top, wanting more protection and wanted to save his sorry ass.

Q: Who is your favourite character in the first book and why?

A: Jie is my favourite character throughout the novel, we heard a little of her past, where she is from but I reckon there more about her. We know about Daniel’s and Joseph’s past but not much on her. I can’t wait till we met her again in future novels.

Q: How would you convince your friends to read this book?

A: Read this novel if you love suspense, surprises and twists and turns. It doesn’t have a lot of zombies if your not overly a fan of zombies. Give this book a try and who knows you may love it or hate it.


I didn’t get the book at the start but I gave this book a chance, it flowed beautifully and enjoyed it very much. I want to thank Stephanie for coming up with is readalong, you are amazing and can’t wait for book 2 question for A Darkness Strange and Lovely readalong. If you haven’t signed up, you can signed up here:

A Darkness Strange and Lovely Part One questions

coming soon


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