This book is interesting. Admittedly, I’m not a huge Jane Austen fan, but I have seen Pride and Prejudice in movie form. This, however, was a great “parody” if you will, of the original book. Elizabeth Bennett is the zombie-killing heroine, and Mr. Darcy is an expert killer as well. The love plotline is about the same as the original, but enhanced by the zombies. (It’s interesting to note that Lady Catherine is supposedly the best zombie killer in all of England. But of course is bested by the heroine in a sparring match. Isn’t that how it always works?)
Flaws: Probably my only peeve with the book was that it portrayed Elizabeth as a perfect zombie fighter, with almost no exceptions. Within the love plot, she had flaws, but within the zombie subplot, there were very few flaws in her character. This kind of annoyed me, since it made the book more mocking of the original and less “realistic” on it’s own. *cough* As if zombies are realistic… but still.
Highlights: The ending of the book made my life. It was well done. The entire book was written in the same style P&P was written in, so it maintained a high quality of elegance. The ending is almost worth the price of admission.
Lizzy and Mr. Darcy become engaged after their long revelations and professions of love to one another. They then go kill a horde of zombies, who are devouring califlower in the garden (because they look like brains). I loved that so so so much. It’s perfect, and fits with the book.
So yes. 9/10 stars for this book, because it’s kind of absolutely amazing. 😉