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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
I don’t know what the publishers were thinking with this one.
As a fan of the original story, I was curious enough to see how this would work out. In my honest opinion, I think Ms. Austen would’ve stabbed Seth Graham-Smith with her hatpin if she were still alive.
I’ll give him 2 stars for trying but other than that, he should’ve left this one alone.
2 STARS **
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Dante Valentine, Necromancer and bounty hunter, just wants to be left alone. But the Devil has other ideas.
The Prince wants Dante. And he wants her now. And Dante and her lover, Japhrimel, have no choice but to answer the Prince’s summons. And to fulfill a seemingly simple task: become the Devil’s Right Hand, hunt down four demons that have escaped from Hell, and earn His gratitude.
It’s a shame that nothing is ever easy when it comes to the Devil. Because of course, he doesn’t tell Dante the whole truth: there is a rebellion brewing in Hell. And there is a good chance that Lucifer is about to be pushed off the throne.
But Dante is getting really tired of being pushed around. And this time, she might be angry enough to take on the Devil himself…
Dante and Japhrimel are doing the Devil’s bidding for the next seven years. Who said chasing demons would be fun?
My issue is with Dante Valentine.
She’s conflicted, childish and all over the place right now. Its either black or white with her, no shades of gray.
I think I would’ve given this more stars if Dante was a bit more likeable in this installment. Her incessant whining really worked my last nerve.
My apologies for not being very thorough with the review. It was very hard for me to get through this one. I’m going to finish the series just to see how it ends.
Hopefully the next one will be better.