Day: August 13, 2012

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith

This is the sequel to Pride and Prejudice & Zombies, but the books have different authors.

I realized that while I said in the recent Booking Through Thursday that I avoid horror, this is actually horror. I don’t really think of as such because it’s more humor and weird Regency fused with fantasy. Unlike the other Regency fantasy book I read this month, this one is really different than Austen’s original works. Neither this nor the original are very Austen like, but this one is even farther away from conventional Austen.

I did not have a strong liking to the first book, but I decided to read the second for Austen in August. I was curious how they would continue it. Something I didn’t like about the first book is that I liked the adaptations of most of the characters except Elizabeth is very bloodthirsty and almost cold. She remains slightly more so in this book. These books aren’t big on character development don’t expect it. I do like the series for the idea of the Bennet girls being warriors

The novel was at times amusing, creepy, ridiculous, a bit offensive, and boring. I think the most interesting aspects of it were how the author adapted Kitty and Mary. I thought it was rather nice how Hockensmith really gave them page time development. Secondly, while I didn’t really like this book all that much, I think this author tried harder to than the first author of the zombie series. That doesn’t mean much though, but it was a quick read.

I would only recommend this book if you really liked the first zombie book, otherwise, this is a meh sort of reinterpretation of Austen’s works.

Read on my Kindle August 8-12th, 2012