“It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is still alive today… as a vampire.” – Cover text on Jane Bites Back
I opened this book and thought I was going to hate everything about it. But despite not being a twihard, nor the biggest Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fan… this was surprisingly good. If you’re looking for something that will accurately portray a modern Jane Austen, or that is close sticking to vampire mythology, don’t look here. But, on the other hand, if you’re looking for a book with a half-decent plot, some literary name dropping (Byron, Bronte etc) and a heavy dose of romanticism, then this is for you.
Twilight- Stephanie Meyer (2005)
(Confused? I sure as hell am)
Mr Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
This “What if?” sequel is a great addition to your bookshelf… just don’t take it too seriously. It is written neither with the flair, ability or wit of Austen, and the storyline itself is not only implausible, illogical for the era in which it was written and at odds with what is already known about the characters, but it pulls at straws often to keep the story going. However, with that being said, it’s a really new and interesting take on the P&P storyline and if you can read it without critiquing you may even enjoy it as a pithy beach read.