Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

by Steve Hockensmith | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1594744548 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggoldenwattlewing of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 10/12/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by winggoldenwattlewing from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Amazon Editorial Review:
Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls—a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.
Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!

Journal Entry 2 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The story starts off not as strongly as the two follow up books, but improves as the story goes on. I liked the last section of the book and would score that nine. However overall I rated it seven.

Journal Entry 3 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, December 30, 2011
BOOK SPIRAL:
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith
3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, by Steve Hockensmith

Bookray

LIST (order might be changed as people join)
emmmersss (USA)
biisbsw (USA)
carelaisa (Canada)
angelface46 (USA)
Appelsiini (Finland)
leamhliom (Ireland)
azuki (USA)
Billbooks (Australia)


Bookray finished. Billbooks can decide the book's future journey.

Rules: I will send the first book to the person on the top of the list, and then when that person has sent that book on and the following person on the list has journalled its safe arrival, I will send the next book on to the first person, and so on. If everyone does this, it should safeguard the books from any person hanging onto more than one book.

Journal Entry 4 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (1/4/2012 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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I posted this book today to emmmersss in the USA. The book is going seamail; having a sea cruise.
I hope you enjoy this read. The first part of this book I found the weakest of all the stories, but read on, it improves.

I couldn’t decide which of -
1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith
- to put first, so I sent one to emmmersss and the other to biisbsw. After you have read that book swap, and then send them onto the next person on the list.
I will send on the third in the series when these books have moved on.

This book is released:
In memory of Megi53’s mother
2012 The Ultimate Challenge

Journal Entry 5 by emmmersss at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, April 19, 2012
Finally received today! Can't wait to start on it!

Journal Entry 6 by emmmersss at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (7/12/2012 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA

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Finally sending this book off to biisbbw. Sorry I took so long! Life got very busy!!

Journal Entry 7 by biisbsw at Endicott, New York USA on Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This arrived a few days ago. Sorry for the delay in journalling. I have a couple other books ahead of it to read but should be able to get to it soon and get it moving again. I enjoyed the first in this series and look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

Journal Entry 8 by wingcarelaisawing at Québec, Québec Canada on Friday, September 14, 2012
rec'd the book today.

looking forward to read this one!!

Journal Entry 9 by wingcarelaisawing at Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, October 14, 2012
Here are my thoughts, taken from my blog...

The first thing here quite easy to notice is that it’s an entirely new story, as they was never one written about the Bennet sisters relating their lives while they were teenagers. So, it’s kind of interesting to see how their lives would have been and also, how they learn to be warriors. It was fun to read, filled with lots of dreadfuls and a splash of romance. But the main goal with the story was to create a background for their warriors’ knowledge. The author recreated the writing like it was done in the Victorian era though it was written only two years ago, which I liked quite a lot… and he was quite good at it. Now, I’m looking forward to read the other book in this series.

I have the address of angelface46, so I will mail the book to her on Friday.

Journal Entry 10 by wingcarelaisawing at Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, October 21, 2012
the book is now travelling to the next reader, since friday the 19th.

Journal Entry 11 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sorry, got here two weeks ago. I just had a chance to get to it and journal. I have a few before it but will get it back out soon.

Journal Entry 12 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sorry, I've had too long. I just finished the first one. I'm just gonna go buy a copy of this one. I'll contact the next person and should get out by 3/1.

Journal Entry 13 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (2/28/2013 UTC) at Montrose, Colorado USA

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sending to next person on list - appelsiini

Journal Entry 14 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This one arrived yesterday, but I forgot to make JE. I have few books to read before I can start this one, but I'll try to be quick! :)

Journal Entry 15 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, June 2, 2013
As the first part, this was also nicely written and I liked the story. First it was a bit difficult to remember that Mr. Darcy is not part of the story yet, as the original book is so strongly in my mind. But this was really entertaining and I liked it how things were sorted out in the end.

Thanks for sharing this one! :)

Journal Entry 16 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, June 2, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (6/5/2013 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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I'm not sure when I'm going to Post Office, this week anyway, so I'm making the release notes ready. The book will continue its journey to Ireland, we'll see how long does it take as I'm always using the economy mail. Have a safe journey!

Journal Entry 17 by leamhliom at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thank you so much for this book. It arrived safely in Ireland.

Journal Entry 18 by leamhliom at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, July 1, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (7/1/2013 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Please read, enjoy this book and pass it on. Share the love of reading!

Please let me know if you've found this book on www.bookcrossing.com

Released to it's final destination in Australia, to another Book Crosser, as part of a book spiral

Journal Entry 19 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, July 15, 2013
Book has arrived. I didn't realize this is a prequel to the first one. I wonder if that would make the romance part less interesting as we all know there will be a Mr. Darcy on the way. I enjoyed very much the first book so I look forward to this one, although with two rings ahead of this it may take a little bit more time before I can start on it. Sorry but work has been rather hectic lately so I didn't get as much reading time as I'd like.

8/22 ETA: I just started on the book and about 30 pages into it. I estimate I should be able to finish it in about 2 weeks.

Journal Entry 20 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, September 6, 2013
First off, sorry that it took longer than usual for me to read this, and thank you so much for your patience.

I enjoyed the story, a bit too gory towards the end, but it's interesting enough. It just doesn't feel as Austen-ish as the first one though, I guess because it's an original tale.

I have Billbooks' address already and should be able to send this out within a few days.

Thanks again for sharing this book, real glad I get to read it.

Journal Entry 21 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 30, 2013
Safely arrived here late last week and as I am the last on the list at the moment I shall put on my TBR as I have two books to read before the end of October for book group.

Journal Entry 22 by wingBillbookswing at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (9/3/2016 UTC) at Malvern East, Victoria Australia

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Have too many books so sending this one to a new home

Journal Entry 23 by appletreen at Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, September 12, 2016
Arrived safely along with a little Koala stowaway. Thank you!

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