Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Mashup/Humor

Release Date: 3/22/11

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About the Book: Four years after the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have settled into life at Pemberly. But on a walk Mr. Darcy is attacked by a dreadful and falls into the strange plague. Elizabeth knows that the correct response is to behead her husband, but she can't bring herself to do it. She enlists the help of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who claims there may be a cure and Elizabeth must go after it, using her womanly wiles to seduce Sir Angus MacFarquhar, who holds the key to the cure. Enlisting the help of her sisters, Elizabeth must go undercover to save her husband.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Dreadfully Ever After completes the story of Elizabeth and Darcy and their escapades with dreadfuls. This is a hilarious take on what happens next. I hadn't read any of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books until my mom told me they were hilarious and I needed to pick them up-and if Momma GreenBean tells you to read a book, you have to read it-especially since I didn't think my mom was a zombie fan at all! So I listened to Momma GreenBean and I'm so glad I did-this book was hilarious!!

The book maintains the feel of the original it's based on, but adds dreadfuls, ninjas, warriors and fighting into the story seamlessly. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments-the dialogue is prim and proper, yet funny, and it makes the book so much fun. Kitty and Mary join Elizabeth in this adventure and I was glad to see their characters a bit more fleshed out-they always seem to get overlooked.

This is a sequel and the end to the triology, but the book can stand on it's own. If the story has to wrap up, I think this is the way it should end! We get one last adventure with our favorite characters, they're spunky and sassy, and there's a bit of romance as well. Elizabeth's final battle with Lady Catherine is exactly what readers have been waiting for and doesn't disappoint.

A fantastic end to the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies story and very fun read!

Quirk Classics is giving away eight Dreadful Antidote Pendants to fans of the Dreadfully Ever After Facebook page-like the page and you're entered to win!


  1. ha ha...pride and prejudice and zombies...i've never read it but i need to. i currently have little women and werewolves waiting on my shelf.

  2. I absolutely loved the final battle! Excellent review! I liked Hockensmith's prequel a little bit more than the conclusion, but I think it was great overall!

  3. I hated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - I was so excited when I heard about it and thought it was a brilliant idea, but didn't think the author took the zombie thing far enough or funny enough. I wonder if I would like this better, seeing as it's completely original?

  4. I love all things Darcy, but I tried P&P&Z and was taken aback--I didn't realize it was the original text with zombies put into it. I had to put it down, but maybe now that I know, I'll go back to it. It's definitely a funny concept.


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