Monday, May 18, 2015

REVIEW: Pulse and Prejudice: The Confession of Mr Darcy, Vampire by Colette L. Saucier


Book One of the Mr Darcy, Vampire series. This is the second edition of this book. 

Book Blurb: In this thrilling and sensual adaptation of the classic love story, Elizabeth Bennet and the citizens of Hertfordshire know Fitzwilliam Darcy to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man, but they never suspect the dark secret of his true nature. He is not a man at all – but a vampire.
    When the haughty and wealthy Fitzwilliam Darcy arrives in the rural county of Hertfordshire, he finds he cannot control his attraction to Elizabeth Bennet – a horrifying thought because, as she is too far below his social standing to ignite his heart, he fears she must appeal to the dark impulses he struggles to suppress.
    Set against the vivid backdrop of historical Regency England, this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice follows the cursed Mr. Darcy as he endeavours to overcome both his love and his bloodlust for Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Although Pulse and Prejudice adheres to the original plot and style of the Jane Austen classic, it is not a “mash-up” but an imaginative, thrilling variation told primarily from Mr. Darcy’s point of view as he descends into the seedier side of London and introduces Elizabeth to a world of passion and the paranormal she never knew existed.

The Review: First off I don't know why I didn't read the first edition that I bought years ago. I feel so dumb for not doing so. That being said I loved this book. It sticks to the story of the original Pride and Prejudice very well. But it does add scenes of Darcy's daily life as the story mainly revolves around him. We do get to read some of the book from Lizzy's perspective but not a lot of it. Which is fine because this book is supposed to be mainly about Darcy anyways. Getting to see Darcy struggle with his vampire nature while still trying to be a gentleman is very engaging. I love how Ms. Saucier made it that vampires can produce children in this series. I love dhampirs, the most notable dhampirs that I know about are Blade (Blade series) and D (Vampire Hunter D). I love how Anne by the end of the book is a vampire. I sort of got the vibe that Anne was a lesbian because she lived at Rosings with a group of friends with one young lady being her particular 'favorite'. Though I could be wrong.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm eagerly looking forward to the release of book two.

Rating: ★★★★★

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