Reviews

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

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An interesting twist on a beloved classic. A story with love, family, and misunderstanding. All that was missing was the zombies. Seth Grahame-Smith is a talented individual when it comes to mixing the world of Jane Austen with a monster zombie plague. He is very good at missing these two ideas together especially when he uses time appropriate ways of describing the zombies and the disease that creates them. He also takes the characters and enhances them appropriately for this twist and maintains their original selves.Now I am not going to describe the book here anymore than this because it is honestly the same plot and characters and Jane Austen’s just some brain eating dead monsters thrown in. I hope my wording does not come across at belittling the work of Grahame-Smith because I honestly found it extremely well done.

As the ending neared I felt the same anticipation and eagerness as I did with the original work. I gave this book a 5/5 stars, currently on goodreads it is rated at a 3.27 stars. So many viewed this as an average or slightly above average read. I say if you enjoyed the original work this is well worth the read. Additionally, if you found the classic a bit dull I would try this out. This take definitely adds a bit more adventure!

Favorite Quote:”Your balls Mr. Darcy?…They Belong to you Miss Bennet” When Elizabeth is trying to return a musket she borrowed to kill some zombies.

*Note the movie that is currently out is very different from the book. I preferred the book between the two. If you see the movie it is best to think of it as something separate.

Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

February was a really great reading month, I averaged a 3.9 this month. I finished a total of 11 books in total most of which were 4 stars and up. I read a total of 3,924 not counting the pages I read of the book I DNF’ed. I found a few great reads like The Wolf Wilder and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Sadly, the last book I read this month put a little damper on my average, but that only leave room for a better reading experience next month.

  • War Letters by Andrew Carroll 3/5 stars
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 4/5 stars
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen 5/5 stars
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak 4/5 stars
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling 5/5 stars
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner  3/5 stars
  • Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs 4/5 stars
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Graham-Smith 5/5 stars
  • Captive Prince: Vol. One by C.S. Pact
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell 5/5 stars ONE DAY READ!
  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman 1/5 stars DID NOT FINISH