Book Review

Book Review: Mary B.

Mary B.
By Katherine J. Chen

Not My Edition:
Library Paperback, 436 pages
2018, Random House
ISBN: 9780525631811 (Large print)

Told from the perspective of the oft-overlooked Mary, this novel covers the events before, during and after Pride and Prejudice.

That’s a pretty simple blurb, but it covers the basics without giving away any of the unique details of the story. (Perhaps I should aim for one sentence descriptions in the future!)

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Book Review

Book Review: Pride and Prometheus

Pride and Prometheus
By John Kessel

My Edition:
Paperback, 371 pages
2018, Saga Press
ISBN: 9781534411210
Expected Publication Date: February 20, 2018

I received this book for free from the publisher (thanks to Geek Girl Authority) in exchange for an honest review. Originally posted on Geek Girl.

Arriving in time for the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s Frankenstein, this mash-up of classics follows Mary Bennet (of Pride and Prejudice fame) as she meets the mysterious Victor Frankenstein at a party. After running into him a few times, she learns his dark secret and meets the monster he’s created. Giving man and monster the benefit of the doubt, Mary hopes the haunted doctor could become more than a casual friend. But the creation of the monster’s bride could test even the long-suffering Mary’s kindness.

I’m game for almost any Austen adaptation or spin-off and I was intrigued by the combination of classics. I went into this book with middling expectations and was rewarded accordingly.

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