Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review - Pride Prejudice and Zombies 1-3

**All 3 copies provided by publisher for review**

Summary (short and sweet, in my own words):

Take the original Pride and Prejudice and mix that with a funny Dawn of the Dead. 


I found it a little difficult to review these books individually, so I have decided to do it as a whole.  This review will be short, as I am stepped WAY out of my comfort reading zone by agreeing to review these books for Quirk Books.  I've been told by friends that have read this series that you need to have read the orginal Pride and Prejudice before attempting these.  I have not.  Nor do I have any desire to.  I don't like zombie books and I haven't found a classic book that I have liked yet
so it's a wonder I agreed to this at all.  The first book stays true to the main storyline of Pride and Prejudice (from what I hear of those who have read the original) but with a few kick ass fight scenes with a mosh pit of classic characters, zombies and ninjas.  The second book is a prequel to the first, while the last is a sort of follow up of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's marriage while still dealing with the infiltration of said zombies. While these most certainly were not my favorite books of the year, I was pleasantly surprised by my enjoyment of them.  My favorite being the last one, Dreadfully Ever After.  These were a wonderful mash-up of ideas and plot that I would never have though would go together, and if you are a fan of zombies than I think you would love these!  Ditto to Pride and Prejudice fans that like a little satire and zombies to boot!

3 out of 5 stars

**Special thanks to Eric Smith from Quirk Books for providing me these in exchange for an honest review.  Also, if I reach 50-75 subscribers, I will be giving all 3 of these away to the winner!!!**

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