I received this e-ARC for free through Netgalley courtesy of Southern Girl Press. I was not paid to do this review and all opinions are my own.
Alrighty, now that we are passed the legal stuff lets get into the review. When I was browsing Netgalley for the first time two days ago I saw this book and it intrigued me. I love vampires and I love Pride and Prejudice so I had to put in a request for it because this was either going to be a trainwreck or the best book ever. I can 100% say I am enchanted with this book. Miss Saucier was able to take the story we all know and flip it to Darcy’s story as a vampire and still make it modern and charming. There obviously was some care taken into the book because there were exact quotes used from the novel. The quotes didn’t feel clunky or oddly placed, they blended seamlessly with the rest of the story. The characters still felt like Jane Austen’s originals which is why I loved it. The only difference in plot is Part 4 which has a bit of sex. That was also tastefully done and I had no opposition to the addition. However if you are of a delicate constitution or a parent giving this to a teen reader, skip part 4 and go to the Epilogue.
I did have a few problems with the book that I will list but they did not deter me from reading. I felt the passages from Shakespeare and various poems at the top of some chapters was unnecessary. No matter what book it is (minus Inkheart) the passages seem silly to me. The one other problem I had was the use of accent. Darcy would get angry and there would be something along the lines of “an edge entered his accent.” I just personally didn’t like the word choice. Overall I would give this 4 out of 5 stars. I would definitely read it again and will recommend others to read it.
I know for a fact the book can be purchased on Amazon in Kindle, Hardback, and Paperback. I know the Kindle is $4.99 which is not bad at all for a 360 page book. I am really looking forward to the sequel and will most definitely purchase it.