Thursday, October 27, 2011

'Mr. Darcy's Bite' by Mary Lydon Simonsen

I don't really like this cover very well..Mr. Darcy looks creepy instead of HOT !

This fresh, original paranormal Jane Austen sequel by bestselling author Mary Lydon Simonson explores Mr. Darcy as the leader of a secret world of werewolves threatened with extinction. Elizabeth comes to realize that she loves him in both his incarnations, and all his servants protect his secret. But then Elizabeth must confront a shocking danger to her beloved with every full moon, when Darcy is alone and exposed to those who hate wolves...

First thoughts when I finished the last sentence: "That was a fun, different twist on P&P with a werewolf thrown in for good measure!"

It goes without saying that I'm a sucker for Mr. Darcy...well, I found out that I also like him when he's a werewolf too!!! This story was just fun and I'm glad that the author didn't take the "werewolf" thing too far, otherwise it would've felt very cliche. I thought it was just right and added that little twist to the story that made it enjoyable.
  "You are shivering. I am sorry it is not warmer in here."
  Lizzy stood up and put her arms around her husband's neck and pulled his face to hers. "Why don't you warm me up the same way you did last night?"

(from Mr. Darcy's Bite page 267 in the ARC; finished version may be different)

Recommend? Sure...especially to those that adore Darcy and Lizzy's story as much as I do. It's always fun to shake up Austen's world and to read about this couple in different settings and situations!!

Rating: 7.5/10

Mr. Darcy's Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen
Source: review copy from Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: P&P variation
Pages: 323
Published:  October, 2011 Sourcebooks
*Uncorrected ARC

Disclaimer:Thank you toSourcebooks Landmark for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.

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  1. Mr. Darcy as a werewolf. Wondering how Miss Bennett likes his bites?

  2. Sounds like a fun book, I read just about anything with Mr. Darcy in it!

  3. I have to agree about the cover. Glad you enjoyed the book though :)

  4. This sounds like a lot of fun! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. I have to confess when I saw the title the first thing I thought was "DENTIST parody?!!"

  6. Not into werewolves but I'm glad you liked it. You're right about the cover - definitely creepy!

  7. This sounds like such a fun read...I recently got my first Pride & Prejudice retelling and can't wait to pick it up!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. I think I'd prefer to read a regular Darcy romance before I'd tackle this one!

  9. Does werewolf Mr. Darcy wear your dream shirt? This book sounds like it was written for you.

  10. Wow, I don't think you will ever run out of Mr. Darcy books! This one sounds kinda hot! Awesome review!

  11. I liked how she did not take it far. Mr Darcy was a cute playful wolf and that was it :)

  12. I really loved this and the idea that they have to plan things around the lunar calendar was unique. I liked the cover too, but it does give away the fact that he's a werewolf. LOL

  13. I avoid anything with werewolves, zombies, etc. so, even though I love P&P, I'll give this a pass.

  14. Definitely a creepy Darcy! I watched the pilot of Grimm last night and think you'd like it :)

  15. Wonder what else they'll come up with for Mr Darcy lol. Glad it was a fun read, but I have to agree he looks kinda creepy in the cover :)

  16. I may like Mr. Darcy as a werewolf, it would make him sexier I think.

  17. Ok confession time, I have never read a Jane Austen book! But this sounds lots of fun so might check it out one day. Thanks for your review it was fun!

  18. I'm glad you enjoyed this, too! I think Simonsen perfectly balanced the fun and the seriousness.

  19. Hi Staci. Please forgive the late arrival. I didn't get a link from my publicist, but somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew you had written a review. So glad you enjoyed it, and thank you to all who commented. :)


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