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Monday, March 15, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls 
Author: Steve Hockensmith
Source: FSB
Thank you Anna!
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Original edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744548
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744549

Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls -- a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands -- until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.

Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth -- and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave -- and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!


I admit that I am one of those few who have never read Pride and Prejudice. Nor have I read any of the other books that play into it.  I am one of those few that never could get into them.  So when I saw the cover for this book, and then the synopsis blurb, I thought I would give it a go.  

 Once I started reading this book,  I couldn't put the darn thing down!  I was hooked.  I love the flow of the book and everything inside the covers was well written!  The author did a wonderful job of humor, suspense, comedy and dead bodies! I was sucked into the plot and knew I just had to keep reading it. 

A great book that older teens would like as well as the adults.  I will definitely be checking out more of these books in the future!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading!



Blogger Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!! Love the creepy cover!

xoxo -- Hilary

March 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I have this book waiting for me on MY overstuffed bookshelf, lol!

I'm glad I read your review...now I'm more encouraged to read it =)


March 15, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger La Coccinelle said...

I still have Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in my TBR pile. I'm not sure when (or if) I'll get to this new one. But it does sound entertaining.

March 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger I Heart Book Gossip said...

I would love to review this book, is there a site or person I can contact?

March 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

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