Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

Jane Austen + The Undead = New Fad

Trend # 1 — Paranormal beings

Trend # 2 — Jane Austen

It seems that a recent batch of concoctions made up primarily of these two factors are infiltrating bookstores around the world. First, we were introduced to the various Pride and Prejudice spin-offs (Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, and also, Mr. Darcy’s Diary) to name a few. Add a few paranormal beings into the mix and you get Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which has revolutionized Jane Austen for the newest generation of teens and tweens. Not to be outdone, Amanda Grange (author of the Mr. Darcy spin-offs) has thrown her hat into the ring with Mr. Darcy Vampyre.

I haven’t read the book yet, but I am incredibly fascinated with the fascination of Jane Austen. If its not a spin-off or movie based on a book of her’s, then its another story or reverie of her life. With the way Twilight and P&P&Z dominated the best-seller charts for so long, I’m not surprised to P&P + Vampires novel. But Mr. Darcy as the vampire?? That seems pretty cool. Maybe its my old age of 25, but I’d choose Mr. Darcy over Edward Cullen any day.

The Guardian had an awesome article up about a month ago about the emergence and validity of all these newfound Jane Austen monster books.

These two are now at the tops of my TBR pile….

Mr. Darcy Vampyre by Amanda Grange: Book CoverSense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Teaser Tuesday (8/18)

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
# Grab your current read.
# Let the book fall open to a random page.
# Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

# You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! # Please avoid spoilers!

My Two Teasers:

Vigil by Cecilia Samartin

But then, perhaps behind closed doors he wasn’t as I saw him. Perhaps I had invented a person who didn’t really exist and I had deluded myself into believing that he could rescue my dreams and correct all the wrongs I had endured.