Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Publisher: Quirk Classics
Summary taken from Back of Book:
When we last saw Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy-at the end of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable 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 being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love-and for everyone to live happily ever after.
This book promises romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and armies of shambling corpses. It deliveries! I have loved these books published by Quirk Classics. The first one that hooked me was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, next I read the prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Now comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy Dreadfully Ever After. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith. It's the perfect recipe of genre mash up. Take a classic story(by Jane Austen) add a cup of gore, 3 tablespoons of humor, sprinkle in ninjas and an evil aunt(by genius Steven Hockensmith) and bake to 350 degrees for a yummy yet satisfying treat. The result is a perfect, magical blend of awesome story telling.
What I loved about this story:
I found myself easily caught up in the complicated relationship between the newly married Elizabeth Bennett who dearly misses the satisfaction of a good zombie kill. Alas, it is forbidden for a married woman to participate in such unladylike activities. When her husband is bitten by a dreadful she takes matters into her own hands and save him even if it includes doing unladylike things. Hilarious!
Would I recommend this book to friends:
Yes! And I would also strongly urge them to read other Quirk classics like Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Android Karenina and The Meowmorphosis.
A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN! Amber Terry has won a $25 gift card from Amazon. Winner was chosen by Random.org Thanks to everyone who ...
Book will allow readers to “star in N.P.H.'s life,” making decisions he made — or didn't — to see how his life turns out. In a...
Welcome to the SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP! This hop starts on October 15th and ends on October 30st This hop is hosted by Book...
Welcome to the GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY HOP! This hop starts on November 15th and ends on November 30th This hop is hosted by BookHou...