Is there a particular author or book that you cannot get enough of? You are their biggest fan, have read the book a million times, and every time get something new out of it. My author/book is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and in the past 10 years or so there has been an influx of different spin offs and adaptions of this famous piece of work. The story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is all too familiar, and well-loved. So how can you make something classic and timeless into something new and exciting? Well, that is where books like Pulse and Prejudice come into play, and create a new twist to a famous, and dearly beloved classic. Pulse and Prejudice takes a classic love story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, but only this time instead Mr. Darcy being boding, moody, and judgmental (don’t worry he is still all those things), this time he is in fact a vampire.*cue dramatic music* Told though the eyes of Mr. Darcy, the reader catches a glimpse of the internal struggles he faces with his love for Elizabeth and his desire for her blood. Will he be able to refrain from his hunger to come into a love he has never known? Will he sacrifice the things his still heart desires or suffer a life of heart ache? It is seeing the other side of a love story that spans all length and time.
I have read A LOT of Jane Austen fictional spinoffs and adaptations, it is my hobby within a hobby. Some are terrible; poorly written and just ridiculous, and some are absolutely brilliant, and fun pieces of literature that pay homage to a brilliant author. Luckily, Pulse and Prejudice falls into the better spin-off category. I have read another vampire like book with Mr. Darcy, which was actually terrible, so my expectations were pretty low going into this novel but this version is actually really good. I can tell that Colette did her homework and brilliantly incorporated the vampire plot line right into the re-telling of Austen’s famous work. It is spin offs like this one that actually make it fun to explore different works of fiction in a particular genre. Her writing mirrors Austen’s but give a little bit of a modern flare with a little sex appeal. Side note: the last few chapters got a little steamy and it was incredible! Colette was able to add a touch of sexiness to Austen and pulled it off with class; it was an addition to the story and didn’t bring down the quality of the novel. Austen gets a little sexy and I kind of want some more of it! If you are a Jane Austen fan like I am, then this is book you need to add to your collection. A spinoff done right, what more could a bookworm ask for!?
What is your take on Spin offs of your favorite book or author? Is there a particular one you are a fan of? Let me know in the comments below!
BTW.. this cover is SUPER creepy! It’s kind of cool but kind of freaks me out at the same time, anyone else picking up what I am putting down?
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