Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After - Review & Giveaway

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
Author: Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 9781594745027
288 Pages
Price: $12.95

Synopsis (from publisher)

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:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After is the perfect ending to the P&P&Z trilogy. Once again we meet with our old friends, the Darcy's and the Bennets, as well as Lady Catherine and her daughter, Ann.

Written in the brilliant style that Hockensmith has perfected, Dreadfully Ever After is full of everything we've grown to expect from the previous novels in the P&P&Z trilogy, and much more. This has to be my favorite out of the trilogy, and I'm sad to see it end. Hockensmith has included the zombies and gore we all crave and is presented in a nicely told tale that has a bit of mystery and suspense that will keep you turning the pages wondering what is going to happen next. His humor (which I love the most) ranges from very subtle to causing one to laugh-out-loud and maybe even a snort or two.

When Seth Grahame-Smith started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, he used Jane Austen's novel as his baseline to the story. When Steve Hockensmith was asked to continue the trilogy, he stepped in and created his own stories with the same flavor of both Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen making a flawless transition - a huge undertaking which he did brilliantly!

This trilogy will be one that stays on my bookshelf and I'm sure will be passed down for generations. I know in my home my teens love them as much as I do. Make sure to add Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After to your must reads for this year. If you haven't read the others, I'd suggest starting with the first - not because it is necessary, (Dreadfully Ever After can be read as a stand alone) but there's so much fun and Zombie gore you'd be missing.

This comes highly recommend by our whole family!

About the Author:

STEVE HOCKENSMITH is the author of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and several other novels, including the Edgar Award nominee Holmes on the Range. He lives in Alameda, California.

Giveaway!!!

Quirk Books has commissioned Etsy artist SpecialMeat to create special Dreadful Antidote pendants. They will  be giving away eight of these at random to folks who give the Dreadfully Ever After page a 'like' on Facebook. Carol does amazing work, just check out these bottles!


A huge thank you to Quirk Books for supplying this book for me to honestly review.

2 comments:

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