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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange... A Review

A legendary and immortal love story ...

for a legendary and immortal couple...

a test of love that will take them to hell and back...

Girl loves Boy... Boy loves girl... Boy has BIG secret... and FANGS! I know what your thinking, but I'm talking about... Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange! It is a wonderful gothic adventure! If you love Jane Austen, you will already feel right at home as the story opens on the morning of the wedding of Elizabeth Bennet and the brooding Mr. Darcy. It is to be a joint wedding, the sister she is closest with, Jane, is marrying her Mr. Bingley...

But things seem a bit off after the vows... Elizabeth writes to her sister, "...Tell me, Jane, is marriage what you thought it would be?" Elizabeth is perplexed by her new husbands "quirks"... First he doesn't seem happy, has he regrets so soon? Secondly, he doesn't seem to want to "consummate" the marriage, actually seeming to avoid her! (That certainly doesn't seem too normal!). And finally, there seems to be something on his mind... Something BIG! Hmmm, wonder if it has anything to do with those fangs? Mr. Darcy thus whisks his new wife off to unexpected places, visiting strange relations...

My dearest Jane,

My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognise me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future . . .

Jane, I am afraid. If anything happens to me, remember that I love you and that my spirit will always be with you, though we may never see each other again. The world is a cold and frightening place where nothing is as it seems. It was all so different a few short months ago. When I awoke on my wedding morning, I thought myself the happiest woman alive . . .

Unlike a lot of the Jane Austen "Vampire" inspired spin-offs, this book is not just written as a humorous take on Pride & Prejudice, although it was a fun book to read! It is a wonderfully written alternative take on Mr. Darcy and why he is such a dark, handsome, brooding character! Written in a style similar to Jane Austen's writing, it is a well written page turner that you will truly enjoy! The characters come alive and so does the scenery around them! Ms. Austen would definitely have a smile on her face as she read this book! I know I did! If you love Jane Austen and the occasional vampyre, pick up Mr. Darcy, Vampyre! You won't be sorry! Thank you to Danielle of Sourcebooks for sending me this wonderful book to review! Mr. Darcy was never a more interesting character!

*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready!

9 comments:

Ladybug said...

Great review, Suzanne!

I don't like the sound of the Jane Austen spin-offs with zoombies and seamonsters but this one I might enjoy. I have to read P&P(it's in my tbr pile) first though.

Michelle said...

This sounds so interesting. I've been wanting to read it for a little while now.

Connie said...

"a lot of the Jane Austen Vampire inspired spin-offs"

QUOI???

I just...don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand, AWESOME; on the other...vampires?

Great review, though!

Sharon said...

Great review, it makes me want to look into this book!

Amy said...

I enjoyed this one too. It was a lot of fun!

Suzanne said...

Hi Ladybug,
I stayed away from the sea monsters book too, but I don't mind vampires too much! And this one was fun! Enjoy Pride & Prejudice!

Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle!
This was an interesting take on Pride & Prejudice. A good book to add to your TBR list!

Suzanne said...

Hi Connie!
Yes, I couldn't believe how many Jane Austen books were vampire stories! Mr. Darcy could almost be in Twilight! :D Jane gets to be a Vampire herself in a book released later this month called Jane Bites Back!
Some Jane Austen lovers really don't like all these stories, but I don't take it all so seriously and enjoy these books for what they are. All I ask is that it's written well. Enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Hi Sharon!
Yes, put this on your TBR list. If you like a little vampire inspired story once in a while, this should be fun!

Hi Amy!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me know that you liked this one too! Any other suggestions?

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