Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After [Review]

Title: Dreadfully Ever After
Author: Steve Hockensmith
Genre: Horror & Zombies
Release: March 22, 2011
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594745021
ISBN-13: 978-1594745027
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex

4.5 out of 5 Robots!
 




About the Book: 
When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller 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.

Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion. 

My Review:
Dreadfully Ever After is hilarious, romantic and packed full of action... And it has a couple of my favorite things- historical fiction and zombies. I loved this book just like I loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Though this is the third in the trilogy, it will be very easy for anyone to pick up and read as a stand alone novel. The author gives you enough background that you won't feel lost and it won't feel redundant for those who have read the previous two books.

Hockensmith did a beautiful job writing this novel. I felt like I was in London hacking unmentionables with Elizabeth- everything was incredibly vivid. My favorite part of this story was the black and white illustrations. They're sporadically placed throughout the book and they made me giggle. It has been awhile since I've seen any pictures in my books and these were awesome. 

I feel guilty that this must be a short review because this book was wonderful and deserves a lengthy, wordy review spilling all sorts of brilliant. Hockensmith intricately weaved the original characters and zombies- I enjoyed this book more than the first two. Now, I have to be honest, I have not read Pride & Prejudice. I'm not sure if that makes a difference, it has been in the to be read pile- but now I'm not sure it will be as much fun without the alternate history. If you love zombies, alternate history or just want to see what it would be like for Elizabeth to wield a katana... read this!

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