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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

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A married man in possession of a dark fortune must be in want of an eternal wife...

My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognize me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future...

I am afraid.

If anything happens to me, remember tha
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Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 17th 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published August 1st 2009)
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Wealhtheow
Jan 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Wealhtheow by: my own stupidity
This book has the most audacious title I have seen in years. In just two words, it conveys everything a reader may expect within. No mystery here: before even turning a page we know that this will be the most shameless attempt to cash in on the successes of Pride and Prejudice and Twilight yet. Yes! Let us dive into the depths of our id! Let us wallow in our love of costume dramas and supernatural romance! Let us splash around in the shallowest end of the literary pool!

Alas. This book is not so
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Ladiibbug
Jul 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
I was so looking forward to this book, but it totally missed the mark for me.

For starters, nothing even remotely vampire-related happens until around page 200, with the exception of a few veiled comments that Darcy & Elizabeth's marriage won't work out because they are "too different." Elizabeth takes this to mean the differences in their social statuses.

Elizabeth spends the first 200 pages wondering while on her honeymoon why her new husband has not consummated their marriage. The honeymoon
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Cassidy Niemeyer
Elizabeth Bennet couldn't be happier on the morning of her double wedding with her sister Jane: she's very much in love with Mr Darcy and excited about the life to come. Yet from the moment the ceremony is concluded she detects something troubling Darcy - a brief look of torment on his face, a hint of pensive abstraction, and a sudden change of plans with their honeymoon. But she also sees the look of love on his face, and if he isn't coming to her at night she's sure it must be due to some cons ...more
Victoria
Overall I enjoyed this book. I would not recommend it to someone looking for a "classic"story as it is not that. The story is best taken as a vampire novel not as a spin off of 'pride and prejudice'.

It's a good 'light hearted ' vampire novel, nothing gory or terrifying an easy book to read. I would give it 3.5 stars.
Vic
Jul 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
Inquiring readers: The following is the third of three reviews I placed on my blog. In this instance, one is enough. I probably should have simply stayed with this one. Here, then, is Mrs. Darcy's letter to her sister Jane about her strange marriage to Mr. Darcy:



My dearest Jane,

Well, what a crock, as they say in 21st century America! I’ve had to delve a full 250 pages into Mr. Darcy Vampyre to find out what was going to happen to us. And then the plot was so rushed and jumbled that I never did r
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Wendy
Nov 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one, or people who like books where nothing happens
wow...nothing at all really happens in this book. Oh, pg. 235, they finally start to talk about all the 'off' things that happened before. But still, nothing much happens.

Ok, wait, yeah, there is this really exciting part where Elizabeth is about to be kidnapped by this evil Ancient One...Oh wait, that was only about 3 pages long. Hold on (flipping pages towards the end...)Oh yeah, then there's this part where Darcy is about to FINALLY do what he was meant to do then....he stops.

Then they figu
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Farah
Jan 07, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dulu waktu masih SD, gue punya temen baik yang tinggal di deket rumah, namanya Devi. Setiap pulang sekolah, kami pasti main bareng. Gue seneng banget main ke rumah Devi. Soalnya papanya Devi selalu beliin Devi buku-buku cerita. Dari buku-buku yang gue baca di rumah Devi ini lah, gue jadi tahu kisah-kisah terkenal karangan Hans Christian Andersen.

Salah satu buku yang paling gue suka, adalah buku dimana kita bisa memilih sendiri akhir ceritanya. Kalau nggak salah inget sih, dulu buku yang gue baca
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Katrina
Oct 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Imagine you are walking through a crowded shopping mall. As you walk you catch brief scents of things like the newest perfume, cinnamon buns, coffee, rubber soled shoes and human sweat. With each scent is attached a memory. The cinnamon buns remind you of the time your best friend was pregnant and everything she ate had to come from Cinnabon. The coffee reminds you of sitting at your favorite book store when you read that book, remember the one I'm talking about. The rubber soled shoes remind yo ...more
Debbie
Aug 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
If you do not know already, Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and I have found it really hard to find any good related/sequel books. Since I love vampires and Pride & Prejudice I was really curious how this book would turn out. I’m glad to say I am pleasantly surprised by how well it was written.

The story picks up right before the wedding between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and Jane and Mr. Bingley. I felt Grange stayed true to Lizzie’s character even while she is dealing with all
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Vaarin
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Dark, gloomy and slow paced book. I thought it was rather tedious which compelled me to speed read a lot...

Enters at ODC's wedding day but the wedding night, did not unfold like one would have thought...
The wedding trip to the Lake District was cancelled and Darcy opted to go to the continent instead. They ventured to Paris, Switzerland, Venice and Italy which all were infested with beasts. Darcy did not tell Elizabeth he was inflicted but kept her at arms length.
Hurt by his rejection, Elizabeth
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Sia McKye
Jun 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW:

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre-Amanda Grange
Release: August 11, 2009
Publisher: Sourcebooks

~Sia McKye~


I’ve read Pride and Prejudice more than once as well as many of Jane Austen’s stories. I’ve also enjoyed the screen adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. I will confess, however, I’m not a big fan of Austen fan fiction.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, aroused my curiosity. It was certainly a different take on the characters of Pride and Prejudice. Beloved Darcy as a Vampire? I wondered how Amanda Grange would h
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lady victoriana
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This is such a goddamn weird book. It's almost like it exists outside of space and time. Does it deserve the dubious distinction of being one of the lowest rated books on my Goodreads TBR? Read on.

The problem with this book...well, there are many problems with this book, and it's a shame, because it had a lot of potential. Amanda Grange is a pretty good writer, excellent at creating atmosphere, and with some major changes this book might have been something entirely different and entirely bette
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Melissa Chung
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I purchased this book on a whim at Book Off for $1 :D I read the reviews here on Goodreads and they said it was going to be a Pride & Prejudice meets Twilight. I was expecting it to be a little campy and cheesy, but actually it's pretty dang good. The campiness would have still made a good read and I would have liked it in a different way, but this book was great in a nice sequel to Pride & Prejudice with a twist way. Definitely worth the 4 stars :D I'm totally keeping this one.

If you gu
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Josh
Aug 30, 2009 rated it did not like it
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Cassidy Savage
Aug 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
I haven't read Pride and Prejudice, but this picks up on the wedding day of Darcy and Elizabeth and follows them on their wedding tour through Europe. The majority of the book is lightly hinting at Darcy's secret, being a vampire, and Elizabeth's struggles with his odd behavior. I like how Amanda Grange didn't take classic characters and make them unrecognizable with a thick paranormal twist. It's kind of like Dracula, not outlandish or theatrical. It's like a good scary monster movie, sometimes ...more
Katie(babs)
Sep 24, 2009 rated it did not like it
When I heard Amanda Grange wrote a sequel to this classic novel and gave it a paranormal slant with Darcy possibly being a vampire, I was both wary and intrigued. I will also admit I’m not big on present day authors taking such novels from deceased authors and writing a sequel.

With that in mind, I decided to read Mr. Darcy, Vampyre and see what type of job Amanda has done with two of the most beloved literary couples of all time. I really wanted to see what happens between Darcy and his Lizzy of
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Anna
Jul 31, 2009 added it
Shelves: austenesque
Review originally posted on Diary of an Eccentric

In Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, Amanda Grange offers a supernatural take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, providing a different reason for Mr. Darcy’s moodiness.

The book opens just before the double wedding of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley. As she and Darcy are leaving for their honeymoon, Elizabeth learns they will not be traveling to the Lake District but to Europe. She’s excited about seeing new places, so she doesn’t compl
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Rachel Friend
Aug 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
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Bettie☯
Jul 23, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gift to Anna
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Wanda
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Mallory Kellogg
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Do not read this book. By the end, your eyes will bleed and your brain will melt. It is a carbon copy of Twilight up until the end, where it just becomes stupidly weird. Lizzie is an idiot, and Darcy is Edward to a tee. Again, avoid at all costs.
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Paranormal

TIME FRAME: Begins the morning of Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding in October 1802

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Darcy and Mr. Darcy

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:
- I’m much more into vampires and paranormal novels than I was in 2009 when this novel came out (never read any vampire novels until Dracula, My Love by Syrie James)
- It is the only Austenesque novel by Amanda Grange I haven’t read.
- It is October! I’m in the mood for something
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Alison
Sep 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
First of all, let me be clear, I LOVE Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I hate sounding so cliche', I could just gag, but it is one of my favorite novels of all time. Although, I am reluctant to admit, I had not read it until I was 30 years old. My education had previously led me through Persuasion, Emma and Sense and Sensibility, so I was not completely Austen illiterate before then. (Who said an English Major was a waste?) Still, the idea of fan fiction? Jane Austen fan fiction? Really? Shou ...more
Marisa
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Mell
0 stars.
The back of the book says "A married man in possession of a dark fortune must be in want of an eternal wife."

The cover turned out to be the most interesting part of this book. I'm not sure there are enough dull words to convey the story's lack of good elements, characters, or dialogue.

I found myself putting this novel aside several times because it just wasn't interesting. It wasn't agonizing to read, but it was blah. The vampyre parts of the story (very little) were bland, and the vamp
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Asha
Mar 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Reading this was a mistake.
Mere
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An good read. Well written. Not how I expected the book to end, but I did enjoy it
♥Nora♥ (Angel)
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it
No fue lo que yo esperaba, pero bueno nadie se puede comparar con Jane Austen
Lucy
If you are going to write a book about Mr Darcy being a vampire, then you need to make sure it's as fun and trashy as people expect it to be. While I did end up liking this book, the second half was much faster than the first half, this was a book which took its premise really seriously when the premise was not serious at all. At least if you're going to do something like this, make it like P&P&Zombies film where it was obvious they were having complete trashy fun with it.

The first half
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Plum-crazy
Well to be fair , a book featuring the classic character of Mr Darcy turning out to be a vampire was never going to wholly credible now was it? That said, however bizarre a storyline is, I do still need to "believe" in it while reading.

For me just didn't work, & for the second two-thirds of the book - if not more- I was aware in parts I was scanning rather than reading more & more often.

I was expecting that Elizabeth would make this scandalous discovery about Darcy on their wedding nigh
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Xanthi
Jul 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
I listened to this on audiobook. The narrator had an odd way of pronouncing some words. For example - satyr sounded like she was saying "satire" - something this book wasn't though I desperately wished it was! You see, I picked this book up thinking it was another of those classic literature pieces meets a monster type of book. Eg Jane Austen meets zombies. Now, those books I enjoyed because they were fun and funny. This book was neither of those things. Instead, it read like Jane Austen meets T ...more
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Amanda Grange was born in Yorkshire and spent her teenage years reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer whilst also finding time to study music at Nottingham University. She has had twenty-five novels published including six Jane Austen retellings, which look at events from the heroes' points of view. She has also had two books published under different names: Murder at Whitegates Manor (as Eleano ...more
“No", she wanted to say. " I don't want you to care for me, I want to be with my husband." But nothing came out. She turned beseeching her eyes to Darcy and she saw him as if from a great distance, through a distorting glass, but his words were firm and clear. “She has no taste for your company,” he said.

“No?” said the gentleman. “But I have a taste for her.”

Hers, thought Elizabeth. He should have said hers.

“Let her go,” said Darcy warningly.

“Why should I?” asked the gentleman.

“Because she is mine,” said Darcy.

The gentleman turned his full attention toward Darcy and Elizabeth followed his eyes.

And then she saw something that made her heart thump against her rib cage and her mind collapse as she witnessed something so shocking and so terrifying that the ground came up to meet her as everything went black.”
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