Monday, August 3, 2009

[ARC Review] - Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Title: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Author: Amanda Grange
Genre: Historical Romance/Paranormal
Year: 2009

I received this book for review from Sourcebooks.

Summary: The wedding day is magical but when Elizabeth and Darcy embark on their wedding tour, Elizabeth discovers that Darcy has a secret....

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. (from Sourcebooks )

Thoughts: When I got this review request I actually squealed. Being a fan of both vampires and Pride and Prejudice, I couldn't wait to read this one.

This new story continues where Pride and Prejudice ended. Elizabeth & Darcy are off on their honeymoon. What Elizabeth thinks to be a trip to the Lake District turns into a trip across Europe. She senses right away that something isn't right, but she can't quite figure out what is wrong...

I felt that the beginning was a bit slow, but it soon picks up. Amanda Grange has done a wonderful job creating a new adventure for the much loved characters. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is a dark, captivating read. I think Austen fans and new readers alike will gobble this one up.

Score: 4 Stars

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Other books by Amanda Grange:
A Most Unusual Governess (2001)
Anything But a Gentleman (2001)
The Six-Month Marriage (2002)
Rebecca's Refusal (2002)
Marriage at the Manor (2002)
The Silverton Scandal (2003)
Carisbrooke Abbey (2003)
Titanic Affair (2004)
Harstairs House (2004)
Lord Deverill's Secret (2005)
Darcy's Diary (2005)
Mr Knightley's Diary (2006)
Stormcrow Castle (2007)
Mr. Darcy's Diary (2007)
Captain Wentworth's Diary (2007)
Edmund Bertram's Diary (2007)
Lord Devrill's Secret (2007)
Colonel Brandon's Diary (2008)
Mr Darcy, Vampyre (2009)


  1. This is just so weird...I have to read it. Just like I would love to get my hands on the P&P zombie book ;)

  2. This is the first review I have read for this book. Sounds like it might be worth reading!!

  3. Anna,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. :) There is nothing worse than happily anticipating a book for so long only to read it and be let down. I'm glad this one turned out so well.


  4. I love P&P and can't wait to read this.

    Have you read the P&P zombie book?

  5. Hi Ames,

    No I have yet to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

  6. I just finished this one today. I agree that it started slow, but there was plenty of action toward the end. Overall, I liked it.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  7. Hi Anna!

    I was wondering about this book, glad in the end you enjoyed it.

    Sounds like worth reading.

    Dottie :)

  8. The title of this book is interesting, I like it and the cover. I've seen Mr. Darcy, Vampyre around and was curious about. Might check it.

  9. Hi Anna, have I mentioned lately how much I love your header? :)

    Great review... I have been thinking about this book but not sure.... I kind of like the original Austen.

  10. I'm actually reading this one now. I agree it has started a bit slow but it's just starting to pick up. I can't wait to see what happens.


  11. I'm waiting for this book to arrive on my doorstep!! I'm looking foward to reading it! glad you liked the book. Great review!

  12. I love the cover =) I haven't read Pride & Prejudice yet (*gasp* I know shame on me!) So I think I'll have to catch up before picking this up. I definitely think I'd enjoy it better.



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