Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Mr Darcy, Vampyre
by Amanda Grange

Published: August 2009
Genre: Romance, Vampires
Paperback: 308 pages
Rating: 4

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

My thoughts:
In-a-word: masquerade

I found this to be an extension of the Lizzie and Darcy courtship. Even though they were married. The difference being that they did not quibble so much. This was just right for me because I am not yet ready to see the married life between the two.

The wedding tour aka honeymoon encompasses most of the book. It is a great travelogue with sights and sounds of France and Italy of the times.

In the last third of the book Darcy's true history is revealed in regards to his Regency vampyrism. I love how his vampyre-ness is handled. It is not too graphic and is a subtle kind of horror tale.

At last, we find out what is behind Darcy's many absences in Pride and Prejudice. Makes perfect sense.

Favorite scene:

Paper faces on parade.
Hide your face, so the world will never find you!

-lyrics from Phantom of the Opera

*part of Pemberley Ball festivities
*check out my Book Fashion: Mr. Darcy Vampyre dress

*** Giveaway ***
Open to all.
Offer ends: November 29, 2009
Comment with your email and answer me this:

What Pride and Prejudice character could you envision as a werewolf?

Contest has ended - winner is here


  1. I already have this (though not this lovely cover :( ), but Mr. Collins, hands down.

  2. George Wickham, he bites and once he gets his claws/ paws on you your reputation is mauled if not destroyed.

  3. Mrs. Bennett. She scares me. :) Though Mr. Collins and Mr. Wickham are good choices!

    I really enjoyed this book too. I thought it had a few plotholes, but enjoyed the twist. I think I said something like, it explains a lot about Mr. Darcy...

    ~Jenn M.

  4. I've been meaning to read this one...for months. It's been sitting patiently in the TBR pile. MUST. FIND. TIME. Glad you enjoyed it - I know I will too. Good stuff!

  5. Haha, Mr Collins could be a werewolf!
    Or Bingley. Because that could be his biggest secret or something.

  6. I think Mary Bennett could be a werewolf. She has the appearance of a smart and boring girl, but I'm sure inside her lays a beast looking for revenge, especially against people who criticize her musical abilities.

  7. Hmmm... good question. I would have to go with Wickham as well. He is like an animal in that he is not bound by society or rules.

    Thank you for the opportunity,
    Miss Elizabeth

  8. I can definitely see Mr Darcy as a werewolf!
    Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

  9. I say Wickham! Cause well, he's totally untrustworthy - kind of like the big bad wolf.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. I did not put my email to the previous comment, so please count me in!

  11. ~~~~~~~~~~~~I don't want this one!~~~~~~~~~>



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