Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (5)--Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I'm posting this somewhat early this week, because I really need to do some homework. Bah...homework. It's really getting in the way of my life. What can we do though?

So I am super-duper excited for this book. As soon as I heard about it, I knew that it had to be mine. And since there seems to be a whole zombie theme to my blog this week, what with the upcoming release of Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby; I decided that this was the perfect week for this title.

Here's the description:

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

Awesome right?! So my friend Jen from Australia actually sent me an e-mail last week about this book, which just goes to show how similar we are. Although we are thousands of miles apart we both stumbled upon this book and felt the need to share it with one another. Zombies cross many boundaries.

I have to admit that I've never read Pride and Prejudice and probably never would have had they not created a version with zombies, so lucky me. I can't wait...in fact, I so can't wait that I'm going to take this time to let any author or publicist out there know that I would love a copy of this to review for my blog. (Blatant begging)

So, that's all for now, and don't forget the awesome contests going on over at Amanda Ashby's blog for the release of Zombie Queen. It's quite the shindig. http://amandaashby.blogspot.com/

Also, don't forget my contest for 3 supernatural themed titles including the zombierific You Are So Undead To Me, and the wonderful Evermore. The contest ends the 28th, so check it out. Just scroll down to my archive and look for My First Contest.


  1. I think this book looks great! I just had a Jane Austen party at my library and I wish this book had been out. I guess I'll have to do another one now!:)

  2. I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan, and my bestest friend wrote a fanfic of Pride and Prejudice and Buffy the Vampire Slayer called Lizzie the Vampire Slayer.

    OMIGOD, I'm going to ask her if I can post it on my website, she wrote it 10 years ago! :)

  3. What in the world?! That sounds so bizarre. I don't know how much I'd like it, considering that P&P is one of my favorite books ever and I hate when books blatantly try to retell the original story. Also, the cover could give me nightmares!

  4. omg... this is too funny. i love the cover. definitely one of the most bizarre books I have seen come out recently...

  5. I just read about this in Shelf Awareness and posted about it too. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, and have read quite a few zombie novels recently so this seemed just too perfect.

  6. I'm so psyched for April when this comes out! Are you going to pre-order because Chronicle Books currently has a 25% book price coupon here if you are!

    I don't know how I feel if they made it into a movie though - that might be a little overboard!

  7. Sounds like another great book I want to read! Oh how I love zombie stories.

  8. I must say I never thought P&P would get zombiefied. Great!

  9. Julia Hoban just told me they are making it into a movie. Yes!!! Zombies, costumes, accents, what's not to love. I probably will preorder this, it cannot be missed. Then I'll have to buy one and ship it to my friend in OZ. I must spread the zombie love.

  10. LOL. Funny I just posted about this book on my blog the other day. I love P&P so I am a little leery about this book. That said I do also love zombie movies so it intrigues me.

  11. Dear Carrie,

    This is a nice post on "Zombies"! My name is Peter Ricci, and I am a college student and journalist. Currently, I am writing for 'Too Shy to Stop,' an online magazine that focuses on culture and the arts.

    My latest story, as chance would have it, is about "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and I stumbled across your post while doing research. Here is the link to the story: http://www.tooshytostop.com/index.php/2009/02/25/mr-darcy-wants-to-suck-your-blood/. I focus on the history behind the story, splashing on a little commentary and original sources.

    So check it out! I think you'll like it. Be sure to leave a comment, also. We love reader input!


    Peter Ricci