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Dreadfully Ever After

(Pride and Prejudice and Zombies #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4,482 ratings  ·  413 reviews
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.

The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their vill
Paperback, 287 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Quirk Books (first published March 1st 2011)
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Sheila Majczan
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

While I didn't much care for the first two books in this trilogy and while I have to add the disclaimer that I was worried that this author was not aware of the HEA rule in JAFF, I did get a most satisfactory conclusion in this paranormal variation to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

We are told in the book description that while the marriage of our dear couple is still in its infancy Darcy is bitten by a Dreadful and reminding us that Elizabeth knows she is to behead him and then burn
I will read anything related to Pride and Prejudice.
You name it. I will have probably read it or it's on my TBR. But there can be that rare occasion that I never knew that book ever existed, well.. then I would add it to be my TBR.

Long story short: I love P&P guys.

So, Dreadfully Ever After picks up right where Pride and Prejudice and Zombies left off. Darcy and Elizabeth are still married; However, Darcy has also still been bitten from a Zombie. So of course Elizabeth's life sucks major balls ri
This is a P&P sequel. Set 4 years after her marriage Elizabeth Bennet Darcy is still childless and of two minds on the situation. Other than that she is happily married and comfortable in her role as the mistress of Pemberley. Their rift with Lady Catherine is still unresolved; but when Darcy falls ill Lizzy realizes that ONLY Lady Catherine can help cure him.

To save her husband she will do what ever it takes. Aided by her stalwart father and two strong sisters, Mary & Kitty, she will travel to
Ahmad Sharabiani
Dreadfully Ever After (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #2), Steve Hockensmith
Rich Stoehr
Jan 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-vine
The third (and hopefully final) book in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series commits an unfortunate sin - it takes itself just a little too seriously.

If Dawn of the Dreadfuls felt like someone explaining a joke that didn't need explaining (which it did), then Dreadfully Ever After feels like someone who doesn't know when to drop the punchline and let it lie.

I give this latest installment in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies phenomenon credit for this, at least: I didn't expect what happe
Kate Evangelista
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best book I read this year!
Actual review: 3.75

I saw this, I picked it up and I read it.

Then I laughed and laughed and laughed.

This is not great literature.

Taken from the perfect world of Jane Austen, we see what happens to Elizabeth and Darcy after they are married. They continue to fight zombies only for the unthinkable to happen.

I was actually surprised by the content of this novel. While the first book in this duology was practically word for word from the original, I found quite a refreshing and creative storyline
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
When we last left Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, they were strolling off to lead a life of happy matrimony spent being in love and slaying dreadfuls together—except for the slaying dreadful together part. Proper, married Victorian women just don’t do that sort of thing, a fact Lizzy detests. However, when Darcy is bitten by a zombie child, Lizzy forgoes propriety and is willing to do anything to save his life—which entails abiding by his cruel, cunning aunt Lady Catherine’s plan to seek ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, zombies
Surprisingly, the final Pride and Prejudice and Zombies book is actually pretty good. As with the prequel, the fact that Hockensmith doesn't have to hew to the plot of Pride and Prejudice gives him a great advantage, as it means he can make a more reasonable balance of Regency romance and ridiculous zombie action. And the zombie action definitely delivers, from Darcy getting chowed down on in the opening to the recoronation of George III that leads to the entire royal family and important govern ...more
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Lydia Rose
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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Justine D
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read and enjoyable. The Regency era/zombie combo just makes me laugh. Highly recommend the audio version because the narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is fantastic at bringing the characters to life. I would probably listen to any audiobook performed my her because she is fantastic.

The story trades Liz/Darcy scenes for more story development of Kitty and Mary and introduces a new group of entertaining characters to drive a different take on zombie lore and finding a cure. I thought this was a
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun and light. One thing I’ll say about this sequel is that the writing vastly improved and the book really comes into its own as an over-the-top, sarcastically ridiculous adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and I think it’s because the writer didn’t have to struggle with being under Jane Austen’s shadow anymore.
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After in which the warrior women of the Bennett line combat intrigues, scandals, dreadfuls, ninja and high society by utilizing their varied martial arts skills and the manners and etiquette of a gentleman's daughters.

I am going to start this by stating that I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice (Austen). I also enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
If anything, this latest installment may have been even more fun, probably because it didn't have the ori
Tammy Dahle
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
My thoughts:
This book promises romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and armies of shambling corpses. It deliveries! I have loved these books published by Quirk Classics. The first one that hooked me was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, next I read the prequel Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Now comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy Dreadfully Ever After. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith. It's the perfect recipe of genr
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading "Dawn of the Dreadfuls" I was kind of concerned about what I was getting myself into with this book.

Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised. Hockensmith cobbled together a pretty decent book in this installment. Naturally, nothing will really compare with PPZ, but at least there is enough of an interesting conflict that drives this book. The humor hit a little bit better, and, as happens in a trilogy, we finally get the payoff of a reasonable conclusion.

The characters are all pre
This book definitely has its own feel as compared to the Grahame-Smith book, and in some ways, it could almost be a stand-alone book. Overall, I enjoyed this addition to the P&P&Z world. Some of the satire (making fun of the rules and standards of the time) was (imho) the author trying too hard, but once I decided to just go with it, I ended up having a lot of fun. The ending was quite satisfying, perhaps a tad preachy, but I really did enjoy it. Could I say which zombie book was better? I think ...more
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a good and funny final book to the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies series. There is still plenty of "La!"s, plenty of silly babbling, and plenty of very proper sounding early 19th century-style descriptions of very improper things, such as zombies.

I'd recommend reading the books in the order they were written (the original Jane Austin book, the original mash-up, the prequel, and then the sequel -- this book). I think all are a lot of fun.

Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
The title of this book is appropriate, because it was ever so DREADFUL. I basically ended up skimming it. It had none of the livelihood and excitement of the prequel, and none of the rich and captivating chemistry between characters that the original P&P&Z had. This book was completely pointless in being written, was sloppily done so, and was a waste of my morning/afternoon. Moving on to better books!
Jan 14, 2011 marked it as will-never-read
Shelves: monster-mash
I see this is up for a giveaway at Librarything. That is if anyone is truly interested.
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book under the Goodreads first reads program.
I enjoy anything remotely connected to Jane Austen, but I find I tired of the zombie craze rather soon.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
The other books in the Trilogy were much better.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Well, the original and the sequel...
Melissa Cabbage
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it
An enjoyable read but it got a little too silly towards the end.
Ammy Belle
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Oh yeah!Guess what time it is? Time for a review of the sequel to 2009's smash hit Pride Prejudice and Zombies! Oh yeah, it is that time - welcome to my review of

Pride Prejudice and Zombies:
Dreadfully Ever After
by Steve Hockensmith

Are you as absurdly excited as I am? Thought so!

So, a couple of weeks ago this delightful little gem of a book landed in my mail box:

Lizzie definitely has some meat here ...
Vicki (The Wolf's Den)
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Elizabeth Darcy has everything a woman could ask for: a large estate, a steady income, a husband she loves and who loves her... Then why is it that lately she can't even bring herself to smile?

Not that there's much to smile about with the zombie menace still vexing England. But the lingering threat is made deadly personal when Darcy is bitten by one of the stricken! Despite knowing it is her duty to behead and burn any soul befallen the plague, Lizzy cannot bring h
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story takes place in 19th century England where a zombie plague has spread across the country. Those affected are called the "stricken", "sorry stricken", "un-dead", "unmentionables", or "zombies".This novel has all the favorite characters from Pride and Prejudice, with a twist. It’s the third and last of the series. Even though I didn’t read the first two books, I had no trouble falling into the author’s world. Everyone in the Bennet family is trained in martial arts, though a married woma ...more
The Caffeinated Lady
I've enjoyed all of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombie books but Dreadfully Ever After has to be my favorite out of the three. In the first installment, it focused on the girl's training; their beginning story and gave a good beginning to Jane and Lizzie's story.

While the actual Pride and Prejudice and Zombie novel wasn't as intriguing to me as the other stories (I admit I have never read the classic) and though it had it's humorous moments, left a lot of questions unanswered.

But behold! The s
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Steve Hockensmith is the author of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and several other novels, including the Edgar Award finalist Holmes on the Range. He lives in Alameda, California.

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