I'm hemming and hawing here (also, that is quite possibly the first time I've ever written that phrase). I am so torn about writing this review. I'm really disappointed....primarily in myself. See, I don't like Jane Austen's writing style. Not. At. All. In fact, to give you an idea, I don't even work with her novels with my English classes. There are at least four years of high school seniors who have not even read excerpts thanks to my inability to not go cross-eyed when reading her work. Anyway, I was hoping.....crazy hoping....that the additional story and stuff with the zombies would make this story infinitely more interesting to me. Unfortunately, I can't say it did. At times I was interested in where the parts with/about the zombies were going, and the idea of the girls having to be changed some due to circumstances. But the words just kept getting in the way. In the way, I say! I don't know why, I just can't get into it. Actually, I do know why. The smash-up author did a pretty good job (minus those couple lines that just made grown allowed and roll my eyes roll back in my head) keeping with Ms. Austen's style. It's pretty impressive actually. That's the downfall for me though. Sadly, it doesn't seem to matter that there are now zombies and the girls are phenomenal slayers. I couldn't even finish it. *insert massive pouty face here*
Worth a try if you are a zombie novel fan, even more worth it if you do like Jane Austen novels, to be avoided in Austen bores you to tears.
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