Subtitle: The Classic Regency Romance-Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
“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—& 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 & arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—& even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism & thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
I really enjoyed this book! I was admittedly hesitant when it comes to revamping the classics but this was surprisingly amazing and added to the story. I mean, Zombies are great alone but added with the wit and charm of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, it makes it SO much and interesting.
Elizabeth is a force to be reckoned with in the classic story, but with the added zombies, she is just pure bad ass. I mean, her wit, individuality, humor, and sass is just twice as much with her added ninja skills to kill zombies.
I know some people are hesitant to read this book because again, it’s a classic, but it’s so great! You won’t be disappointed. I will say, that it may take a couple chapters to really get into it. It’s also written in the conversational type of that era so if you haven’t read the original P&P then the writing may be hard to follow and the flow may take some time to get used to.
4.5 stars out of 5! 1/2 star deducted because it took me a long time to read because of I don’t read a lot of books with the older speaking. BUT, it’s such a great read!