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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amandra Grange

August 1st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks for the chance to review this book!  Stop by on August 10th for an interview with Amanda Grange and a chance to win this wonderful book!

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Description: Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy’s Diary, gives us something completely new—a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love…

Amanda Grange’s style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen’s timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen’s beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

If you do not know already, Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and I have found it really hard to find any good related/sequel books.  Since I love vampires and Pride & Prejudice I was really curious how this book would turn out.  I’m glad to say I am pleasantly surprised by how well it was written.

The story picks up right before the wedding between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and Jane and Mr. Bingley.  I felt Grange stayed true to Lizzie’s character even while she is dealing with all the strangeness that occurs after her wedding day.  What I enjoyed was that this book was not all blood and gore with the secret revelation by Mr. Darcy coming early on and it being an action/horror book.  The main focus was still the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth.  The style of writing was fun and enjoyable (is that redundant?).  I enjoyed the little bits like when Elizabeth eats spaghetti for the first time.

If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice then you should definitely check this one out.  There are a lot of references to the original book but even so I think people who have not read Pride & Prejudice would still enjoy this book.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Romance

9 Responses

  1. Sarah Lim

    I’ve watched the movie so many times, but I haven’t got my hands on the book! I’ll have to find a friend that has a copy.

    But this book sounds great! Though I’m still a little apprehensive of it. It’ll be hard to create a good story from Austen’s great novel.

  2. Jenn M.

    I read the teaser for this book and I knew I wanted to read more. August 11th hs to hurry up and get here! My husband has taken to bribing me to do things with new books…hey, I can rub stinky feet if I get a new book! If I don’t win, this might be what I pick! Ha ha ha! That sounds so horrible that my husband bribes me!

  3. Stephanie

    I can’t WAIT to read this book!!

  4. Heather

    I can’t wait til this book comes out!!!

  5. Belle

    Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books, too. I like the action/horror angle of this one!

  6. Laura's Reviews

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  7. dsuzuki

    Keep an eye out for my interview with Amanda on the 10th. I’ll be doing a giveaway of the book too!

  8. Celia

    I’m definitely looking forward to this book – the paranormal twist on Austen sounds fabulous! Great review!

  9. dsuzuki

    Thanks Celia!

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