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Friday, June 3, 2011

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After (Quirk Classics)

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.

The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating “unmentionables.” But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

My Thoughts:  I bought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:  Dawn of the Dreadfuls this last winter at our book fair and was thrilled when I was offered the chance to review Dreadfully Ever After a couple months ago! 

This book grabbed me from the beginning!  It starts with a bang and continues this way until the last page.  I was not bored at all with this story! 

It's been 4 years since Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have married and they are still childless.  As Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are returning to Pemberly after going to see Jane and her new baby, Mr. Darcy is bitten and Elizabeth has to try to find the cure.  She goes about this by contacting Lady Catherine de Bourgh.  Lady Catherine agrees to help Elizabeth but at a price!

I loved that there was more of some of the smaller characters like Mary and Kitty.  In fact, Kitty was probably my favorite character in this book.  She really developed throughout the story and her "role" of seducing the doctor's son was hilarious and fun!

I thought this book was full of action, some romance and was really funny!  It was a great mashup and an equally great ending to the trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I suppose I should start from the beginning of the trilogy, and you have me itching to get to the book store to do so!