Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
Author: Steven Hockensmith
Publisher: Quirk Books 2011
Genre: Jane Austen; Zombies
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: April Read-a-Thon; Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.
The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating “unmentionables.” But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.
Great ending for an awesome zed filled trilogy. I love the first Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls. This was a satisfying conclusion to the story.
Within the first few pages, Mr. Darcy is bitten by a dreadful. The following story finds Elizabeth trying desperately to save him. Lady Catherine attempting to thwart her plans while pretending to help (not really a spoiler if you remember the character of Lady Catherine). Kitty taking a more prominent role in the family since Lydia's marriage to Wickham. Mary becoming a self-assured woman. Mr. Bennet trying to keep everyone focused. And a host of new colorful characters. Definitely my favorite character of the book had to be Bunny with his pet rabbit Brummell, comedic relief with in the presence of unmentionables.
The book is fast paced yet not too fast. The writing is less Jane Austen than the other two books, but still retains the essence of her style of writing. The illustrations are a joy to peruse. I loved every minute of reading it. I'm sad to see the series end, but it's a good ending.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- #1 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- #2 Dawn of the Dreadfuls
- #3 Dreadfully Ever After