Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After

by Steve Hockensmith

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Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.

When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable 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 being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594745027
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 161,733
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 5.28(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Steve Hockensmith is the author of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and several other novels, including the Edgar Award nominee Holmes on the Range. Critics have hailed his books as “hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly), “dazzling” (The Boston Globe), “uproarious” (Publishers Weekly), “wonderfully entertaining” (Booklist), and “quirky and original” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked that the story continued, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other two (Pride & Predjudice and Zombies, and Dawn of the Dreadfuls). I felt this one lost a little of the Jane Austen style. It was amusing at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book before the first and loved it. Some of it's kind of gory, but it's overall a fun read!
shayrp76 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's love has survived it seems. Dreadfully Ever After picks up after the nuptials and takes off fast onto new adventures for the couple. In the company of zomibies or dreadfuls, ninjas, and a crazy Aunt their relationship is challenged once again. The future looks horribly bleak for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth must battle through her antagonists to save his life. I was afraid that this installment would prove to be overkill, but I was pleasantly surprised. There seemed to be more action and I found myself eager to pick the book back up again. I highly recommend this series and especially this installment. via Library Thing shayrp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It may have been predictable but by the end if it I was for sure smiling. A definite must read after the first one.
wintersdoll More than 1 year ago
All trilogies should be this good. I bought this the day it came out. I wasn't going to b/c I just wanted to remember how the second book ended and pretend they lived happily ever after. I was afraid of how things might end b/c soo many series kind of lose their sizzle by the third book...but okay, yeah, like I wasn't going to want to read more about the Darcy's, Bennetts. This book more than does the first two books justice, beyond! From the first page it's nothing but excitement, zombie fighting, heartbreak, drama, fighting for the one you love...oh I could go on and on. Steve Hockensmith has a gift for creating characters you want to read about and never let go of!!!
Kimberly_Book_Addict More than 1 year ago
Dreadfully Ever After, written by Steve Hockensmith, is the final chapter in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy. Set in Regency England, Hockensmith continues the story of Lizzie and Darcy and their epic battle against the "dreadfuls".All love stories that end happily should go on being that way, right? Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth have been married for four years when Darcy begins noticing how depressed Elizabeth seems. Thinking she is unhappy with their life together he decides to bring it up to her during one of their walks throughout Pemberley. As the two are discussing the cause of Elizabeth's unhappiness a young child emerges from behind a tree. Recognizing the young boy as a servant's child, Darcy kneels down to ask the child why he is alone. Darcy realizes all too late that the young boy is a dreadful and is unable to block the attack, causing the young boy to take a huge chunk out of Darcy's neck! Elizabeth flings the boy against a tree, causing his head to explode and rushes back to Darcy's side, noting that he is losing a lot of blood. She knows that he is going to turn into a dreadful and that she must behead him before he turns. Elizabeth looks at Darcy's face and knows that she can't lose him. Unable to behead him she hoists him on her back, rushes to Pemberley, covers his wound, and rushes to write a letter to the only person who can help her, Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine. Lady Catherine comes to attend Darcy in person with a tonic that slows the turning process. Lady Catherine extracts from Elizabeth a promise that she will go to London to pursue news of a cure and leave Darcy to Lady Catherine and Anne. Elizabeth uneasy about leaving Darcy alone with Anne and Lady Catherine realizes she has no other choice, agrees and leaves for London. Why does Lady Catherine want full control over Darcy's health? What do she and Anne have up their sleeves? Will Elizabeth discover a cure? With this being the final chapter in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy, it was important in my eyes to see all three books tie together. Hockensmith definitely succeeds on this front. He takes the characters from the first two novels and infuses them with a whole new set of "ridiculous" characters. The characters that he's created both in the prequel and this novel are definitely worth taking notice of. He creates brilliantly multi-layered humorous characters that add humor and depth to the story. Most people would respond to this by thinking, "It's a book about zombies, how deep can it be?" Let me tell you: this book does get deep. It tackles very existential questions, chiefly what should you listen to more, your heart or your brain? It also begs the question: how far would you go to save the one you love? My biggest complaint about the book was its ending. It seemed so rushed compared to the rest of the book. The events unfold at a fairly even pace, but the last 20 pages just seemed like a compressed and hastily constructed ending. Georgiana's story was completely forgotten throughout the entire novel. She starts out as an active member of the story, but then is sent away on an errand for Lady Catherine. The next time we see her is at the very end of the novel and I sat there wondering what really happened to her. Where did she go? If you're new to the P&P&Z trilogy my advice would be to stick with the prequel and the sequel, as they are the shining stars here. Kimberly (Reflections of a Book Addict)
heterotopic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Still a fun read, though not as hilarious as the prequel, "Dawn of the Dead". If the prequel describes the back story of the sisters and their training in the martial arts, this sequel brings the readers in a post-apocalytic world where the sisters' training is once more needed--this time, to save Elizabeth's husband, who has been bitten by an unmentionable. The characters are more fleshed-out in this book, and I especially like the part about visiting the hospital and finding the ever-elusive cure. I wish the author went into that and described the hospital grounds more as it would have added to the over-all creepiness. The ending was also too abrupt. Also, the sisters may have been empowered, yet the sexism still shows through the description of the mother, who was silly and useless. A book such as this should probably not be seen in this light, but I'm afraid of the possible effects it may have on readers. All in all, a good read and a good end to the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series!
gofergrl84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After four years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy face new dangers after Darcy is bitten by a dreadful. Elizabeth must determine how far she is willing to go to save her husband. Elizabeth is joined in her search for a cure to the dreadful disease by her father and two younger sisters. This fast-paced book is full of zombie-killing goodness. While I liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the sequel is much better and makes me want to read Dawn of the Dreadfuls, too.
sentimental13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was very curious about this one since it did not have a direct literary match-up but was rather a continuation (like Dawn of the Dreadfuls that I have not read). I had trouble getting through it, although I have enjoyed other Quirk classics. I found myself quite tired of the ninjas and just wanted a good ol' zombie novel. If you like the idea of ninjas and zombies, you'll probably like this and the other two in the set, but for me it just didn't hold my interest. The language started to feel a bit hokey; it was trying too hard to be like Austen and just came off as ridiculous. The humor in it just wasn't for me.
Kadi1120 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Take Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, throw in a new plot and a new creature that's more vampire than zombie, and you've got Dreadfully Ever After. There's alot of ninjas fighting ninjas, ninjas fighting zombies, zombies terrorizing the general popular...basically what was in the first book. Honestly, I grew rather bored with it. There are definitely amusing parts interspersed throughout, but it's not a must-read.
willowsmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't love it. In fact, I couldn't even finish it...which is fairly unheard of for me and zombie-related fiction. Although I lived the original P&P&Z, this continuation just didn't hold my interest. I think in large part this was because what really tickled my fancy about the first was the intersection of one of my favorite pieces of classic literature and my favorite horror genre. It was tongue in cheek, but it was also an homage (albeit an unusual one) to some of the greatest literary sparring and verbal quips I've read. By venturing into completely untrodden territory as far as the original was concerned, this spoof lost my interest pretty quickly.
philae_02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I won this book from the Early Reviewers Program, and all I have to say is ¿Wow!¿ There was never a dull moment in this sequel. I had originally jumped on the bandwagon for the first quirk novel ¿ the PPZ, to which I absolutely loved. And in response to this one, the sequel is probably one of the best sequels I have ever read. The plot is entirely new ¿ the only thing PP-related are the same characters (along with some new ones, and even one from the Deadly Dreadfuls prequel, which I didn¿t read). The plot continues on with the same theme ¿ if the zombies bite you, you turn into a zombie. When someone Lizzie loves gets bitten, she and her sisters race against time (and zombies) to find the cure. Never a dull moment! Everyone who loved the original PPZ must read this one. It¿s a fun and quick read that will leave you completely satisfied.
aethercowboy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I wasn't expecting much from an in-house-written sequel to a so-called "literary mash-up" that incorporated Jane Austen with Zombies, but... wow! Dreadfully Ever After not only reencapsulates the dichotomous polite society plagued with hordes of the undead, but also manages to weave a fairly complex and interesting story.The book starts some four years after P&P&Z, in which Elizabeth, now Mrs. Darcy, has put away her warrior's ways in order to be a respectable English woman. However, once her husband is bitten by one of the "unmentionables," all bets are off as she seeks a cure to this terminal condition.Again, we get zombies, and ninjas, and all manner of strange things you would expect from such a book. Smaller characters from P&P&Z are fleshed out more fully, and while the writing voice is distinctly non-Austenian, the book's ending certainly is.I recommend this book to all those who dared P&P&Z, and preferably, liked it. Meanwhile, I'm tempted to pick up a copy of prequel: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.
honeybemelissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, the third installment of this Pride & Prejudice reimagining, takes us past Jane Austen¿s original story arc to find out what happened to the Bennet family once the majority of the sisters are happily settled in married life. The story begins with Elizabeth and Darcy trying to find a way to rekindle the happiness they felt while fighting the dreadfuls side-by-side. Now that she is married to a gentleman, Elizabeth can no longer take up the sword and fight which was the one thing that always gave her great happiness and meaning to her life. Without giving away too much of the plot, the story has three of the Bennet sisters and their father in London trying to acquire a cure for the dreadful curse in order to save an important person in their lives. This installment introduces some interesting new characters and brings back and illuminates some smaller characters from the first two books.This book was very enjoyable and I think it wraps up very well the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy.
DLester on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy, Dreadfully Ever After, picks up after Elizabeth and Darcy have been wed for some time. Author Steve Hockensmith takes the reader on another whirlwind adventure with Jane Austen's characters and a few zombies. Using Austen's book as the framework for this mash-up, Hockensmith shows his versatile writing style along with a knack for allowing the reader to see the humor in the living dead. Fans of the first two books in the series will be love the ending!Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy had a love story for the ages. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ended with their happy ending, but that wasn't the end of the story. Elizabeth and Darcy have been married for four years and living happily at Pemberley, when Darcy is unexpectedly bitten by a dreadful. Elizabeth knows what she has to do, behead him before he turns, but can she do that to the love of her life? Seeking the help of Darcy's Aunt, Lady Catherine, Elizabeth helps to slow Darcy's turning in order to go to London in search of an antidote that may save his life. Will she find the cure in time? What is Lady Catherine up to in her absence?Apparently I've been on a zombie roll lately! Though zombies are generally not my favorite paranormal or horror characters, I know they are very popular with several of my readers. That being said, I am a huge Jane Austen fan and could not turn down the opportunity to review a mash-up using Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice characters. Hockensmith has written both the prequel and the sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies written by Seth Grahame-Smith.The Pride and Prejudice and Zombie series has been a huge hit with readers from all walks of life and ages. The third book in the series, Dreadfully Ever After provides readers with an action packed ending to a great series. Author Steve Hockensmith once again uses wit and humor to diffuse some of the gory details that usually accompany books about zombies. Hockensmith's zombies are referred to in this series as 'dreadfuls', a name I thought was appropriate and meaningful. The dreadfuls are what most readers have come to expect from the undead. They are somewhat slow and shambling. Not too intelligent and definitely not a creature you would want to meet in a dark alley. Hockensmith does an excellent job of making these characters believable which is kind of scary if you think about it... LOL!One of the things that I found interesting was Hockensmith's ability to stay true to Jane Austen's vision for Elizabeth and Darcy while creating a totally different set of circumstances in which to place them. Elizabeth is still the same intelligent and headstrong character that readers love from Austen's version, yet she has definitely acquired some skills in this novel. But her love for Darcy has not changed. It is still as strong an abiding as ever. Darcy is still the loyal and stalwart man we met from Pride and Prejudice, but Hockensmith has instilled his character with more grit and determination. Darcy hangs on to his life with a tenuous grip, and fights the turning. I thought the author did a remarkable job of putting characters you certainly wouldn't expect into a series about the living dead.Though this is a book about zombies, it still posed some interesting questions. What would a person be willing to sacrifice or do for someone they loved? Could you take the life of the love of your life, if you knew they would become something horrific or dangerous to others? Can true love survive even death? Not your average fare for the typical zombie tale that's for sure. It just goes to show that a good writer can take any set of characters and still find a way to give the story a deeper meaning. I liked this book a lot, in spite of my zombie prejudice, LOL!I recommend this one for fans of Austen inspired fiction and fans of classic mash-ups. The Austen fiction fans should not pass up a chance to see Elizabeth and Darcy in a new and in
socalgirlie2121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i love any book based on pride and prejudice that is written well, and i loved this book. the continuing story of elizabeth and darcy had me hooked from page one. i liked this take on the tale because of the fact that elizabeth had to save darcy, and not fit the typical women norm of the time and play the damsil in destress. two thumbs up
m4marya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and loved how Lizzy gets to save the day, how we get to see how the other girls end up and we get a bit more of the story. Well, written, and engaging. Now, I am partial to zombies, and partial to Jane Austen, so this book makes perfect sense to me.
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute, funny, and a welcome addition to my bookshelf. Love the Jane Austen mash-ups even if zombie hordes are involved.
Sovranty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you loved Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, but were not satisfied with the implied "happily ever after" and wanted more, then Dreadfully Ever After is the book for you! Character continuation and style carryover were two of the things that helped the continuation of the story from one co-author to another.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After is the thrilling conclusion to the highly irrelevant parody/mash-up series Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Written as a direct sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dreadfully Ever After continues the adventure of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, even though the pair have wed and it is no longer considered "proper" for Elizabeth to continue her zombie-slaying warrior ways. The pair, however, are not yet fully settled into their new life when Mr. Darcy is bitten by a zombie. In order to keep him from turning into another one of those undesirable dreadfuls, Elizabeth must search for a rumored "antidote" to the dreadful condition. She uncovers unexpected truths (and stirs up old rivalries) about the "dreadful" condition that lead to all kinds of enjoyable mayhem, ninja violence, walking dead and other the silliness readers have come to expect from PPZ and Quirk Classics.As a big fan of the original Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, I've always been against sequels. Call me a purist, but I despise the seemingly never-ending pile of sequels/prequels/series out there that continue Darcy and Elizabeth's story. However, even as a somewhat self-convicted "purist," I found myself thoroughly enjoying the PPZ series (yes, both the original and prequel) because it's hilarious and doesn't take itself too seriously.Dreadfully Ever After was even better than the two previous novels, and it felt like author Steven Hockensmith (who did not pen the original PPZ) was able to really understand the characters and their cooky setting. Most importantly, Dreadfully Ever After doesn't take itself seriously at all, and just serves as another excuse for Elizabeth to take up her samurai sword and fight zombies -really, how can you not like that?This is a satisfying ending to the series and another great mash-up by Quirk Classics filled with action, violence and awesome. A must-read for PPZ fans.
titania86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One assumes that Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy lived happily ever after at the finish of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This is not quite true. After four years of marriage, Elizabeth feels unsatisfied and unhappy. Not with her husband of course, but with the fact that it's improper for her to remain the warrior she was in her unmarried days. After Darcy sees some of her old fervor when they defeat a horde of unmentionables together, Elizabeth confides in him, but their talk is interrupted. An unmentionable child bites Darcy on the neck, where amputation is impossible. Elizabeth dispatches the offending thing and takes him into their home. She calls upon her nemesis, Lady Catherine De Bourgh, who has a serum that will prevent Darcy from fully becoming one of the undead. Lady Catherine also enlists her to sacrifice her honor and her pride to seduce a doctor in London into giving her the experimental cure to save Darcy. Elizabeth has no choice but to agree and departs for London, meeting her father and her sister Kitty there to complete the facade and aid her in her quest. Can they obtain the cure before Darcy succumbs to this plague?This is the final chapter in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies saga and I am very happy with its conclusion. Steve Hockensmith really expands upon Jane Austen's world and characters and makes them his own, while adding in zombies and ninjas. Elizabeth is entirely taken completely out of her element when she is forced into the role of seductress. In addition, she is thrown into the height of English society, which exemplifies all the frivolity and shallowness that she despises. The rules of society in general are completely ridiculous. They not only hinder her progress at every turn in London, but are at the root of her unhappiness from the start of the novel.Other characters, such as Kitty, Mary, and Anne, actually develop personalities of their own. In the original Pride and Prejudice, Kitty and Lydia were practically interchangeable; Mary only stood out because she was more isolated and standoffish than her frivolous sisters; and I honestly don't recall if Anne was actually present or just mentioned. Lydia is completely absent, allowing Kitty to create her own identity. She retains some of her silliness, but she's also a very calculated and disciplined warrior. Her budding relationship with someone inappropriate to her social standing is a big part of her character development and one of the conflicts she faces. Mary is shown to be much more aware and sensible than I previously thought her to be. She faces problems head on, without much subtlety. Her direct approach sometimes gets her into trouble, but her intentions are always good. She is also shown to not be completely devoid of emotion like her exterior oftentimes portrays. Anne is an interesting character because I have no previous impression of her. At the beginning, she seems to be Darcy's creepy stalker that is constantly at his bedside. Later, her sweet, yet odd, nature made me like her and one of her actions in the end is the the height of awesome. The third person narrative that focused on the internal monologue of different characters in every chapter is absolutely instrumental to the fleshing out of these previously flat characters.I had a few grievances with the zombie rules and some of the plot points. Zombies do not run away. Even if they are being hacked to bits or witness other zombies being destroyed, they don't retreat. They don't feel fear or have thoughts or have any instincts of self preservation. Zombies try to run away at least a few times and it makes me shake the book in annoyance. Another zombie annoyance occurred when dogs ate zombie flesh. They would either be zombie dogs or very very sick and probably soon to be dead dogs. The plague would turn them or kill them or they would die from eating disgustingly rancid, rotting meat. The only other aspect that bothered me is the modern language frequently used t
ijustgetbored on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hockensmith's novel gets to do something that the (rightly) well-loved Pride and Predujudice and Zombies does not: instead of working directly from a classic novel and rewriting it, he takes the *idea* from a classic novel and goes from there: what DOES come after that happily-ever-after? Perhaps not exactly what fans of Austen were quite expecting, but what we get is quite delightful.Elizabeth finds herself smothered by the constraints of marriage, notably by the fact that zombie slaying is now a no-no. Kitty and Lizzy are stuck at home, teetering fearfully at the edge of spinsterhood (alas!). Lady Catherine looms at the edge of the picture, as forbidding a presence as ever. Jane is happily married to Bingly and producing offspring at an alarming rate. Lydia has (thankfully) exited, stage right.Into this situation, the worst happens: Darcy is bitten by a zombie, and Elizabeth's world spins out of her control. Without going into much plot summary, I will say that Hockensmith makes excellent use of all the sisters; Kitty in particular gets very good character development and has some very memorable scenes. Elizabeth, while a major character, is not what you'd call the central character; there are so many people playing so many roles in Hockensmith's busy world that it would be wrong to try to pin any one person or couple down as central, and the bustling character landscape makes for a varied, page-turning read that never loses its spark. Characters like the mysterious Mr. Quayle and the ninja Nezu, as well as the comical Bunny, add life and many dimensons to the novel, carrying it places-- zombies or no-- that the reader could have never imagined it going. Indeed, the zombies are almost secondary to the wonderful cast of characters; those hoping for many battles and blood-and-gore mayhem may be a little disappointed, in fact.The dialogue is spot-on. Elizabeth seems a little melancholoy, a little resigned to her fate, to drag her heels a little, but the actions of others make up for this. She's a bit frustrating at times, and we can't expect much out of Darcy in his condition, but even Mr. Bennett is a joy. Characters who grew tiresome in the orginal narrative, like Lydia and Mrs. Bennett, are simply absent in this to-be-continued.It's also a great deal of fun that a lot of the action takes place in London. It's a far cry from the countryside of the original parody novel, and I think that distance from the original mash-up helps this work stand out in its own right. It gives Hockensmith more room to play out his own ideas, create his own scenes, expand his own ideas.If you're looking for a simple part two of the original mash-up, you may be disappointed; Hockensmith has his own ideas, and he's off and running with them. But for the reader who's ready for a taste (no pun intended) of something different, full speed ahead!
ocgreg34 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After four years, Elizabeth has settled into being Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Yet even he can tell that something's not right. It's only in the quiet moments when the two are out on watch together hunting the Dreadfuls, instead of having to play the part of dutiful wife beholden to the the mores of polite society, that she seems to be happier, more her true self. When he diverts their ride back to Pemberly for a chance to walk and to talk, he is bitten by one of the Dreadfuls. Elizabeth knows the laws, knows that she must behead her beloved before he turns, but she hesitates. She has heard of a possible cure in London, but the only way she knows to procure it is through her nemesis, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. And the price Lady Catherine exacts could ruin Elizabeth's standing not only in society but in the eyes of her beloved Darcy forever."Dreadfully Ever After" is an entertaining mix of the zombie novel and the classic romance. Author Steve Hockensmith takes the beloved characters from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" -- and re-mixed into the original mash-up "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" -- and ponders an alternative take on the "happily ever after". The romance and heartbreak within the societal confines of English society are still ever-present, and all none of the characters veer from that, which creates much of the tension for Elizabeth. Though she may be one of the foremost zombie slayers of her time, being married to a gentleman of standing prohibits her from carrying weapons or joining in the battles against the undead -- much to her dismay. I think that's one thing I appreciated about this book: though what we consider modern-day monster creations run rampant, the structure and context in which they appear adhere to the original tale told by Austen. It would be so easy to veer from that, potentially turning the story from the good horror tale that it is into a parody of both zombie tales and classic literature.Thankfully, Hockensmith keeps the characters, whether undead or alive, in check, and what the reader gets is a wonderfully crafted zombie tale.
shayrp76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's love has survived it seems. Dreadfully Ever After picks up after the nuptials and takes off fast onto new adventures for the couple. In the company of zomibies or dreadfuls, ninjas, and a crazy Aunt their relationship is challenged once again. The future looks horribly bleak for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth must battle through her antagonists to save his life.I was afraid that this installment would prove to be overkill, but I was pleasantly surprised. There seemed to be more action and I found myself eager to pick the book back up again. I highly recommend this series and especially this installment.
aromagik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't help but be amused by the whole concept of this series. Taking a beloved romantic classic and giving it a fun new twist with zombies - what's not to love? The author's writing style kept me glued to the page, and the overall quirkiness was a hoot. I haven't read the previous books in the series yet, so I really want to go back and read them, and then I'll probably read this one again to put it in perspective. I can't wait to check out more 'Quirk Classics' from this publisher.