Friday, January 10, 2020

Down the TBR Hole 5


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

The New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.

I added this book YEARS ago. I read it at one point but I don't remember ANYTHING about it. I own it and would like to read it again at some point.

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.
So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthorpe, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.
A gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does man become the very thing he hunts?

This is another that has been on my TBR forever. I want to read it but I never seem to be in the mood for it. I think I'm going to go ahead and take this one off!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
In Mary's world there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? 

Another one I read forever ago but don't remember anything except how annoying I found Mary. I don't think I'm ever going to re-read this one. So bye bye it goes!


Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1)
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent... and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.

The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.

When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

This one was hard for me but it is on audio so I think I will still give it a try soon. Maybe on my next start and finish series. So I'm keeping it. 

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.
But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite authors. I can't believe I have not read this series yet. I am for sure keeping this one and really I need to get to this series soon. 

Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras (Mates, Dates, #1)
Mates and Dates series by Cathy Hopkins

Everything is changing around Lucy Loverling, and a turning point is exactly what she does NOT need. Suddenly she has to make all sorts of decisions including what she wants to be. And it seems that everyone else knows who and what she wants to be except her. Izzie has become friends with the glamorous Nesta, and Lucy isn't certain she likes a threesome. Nesta and Izzie look sixteen, but Lucy, at fourteen, can still pass for a twelve-year-old.
But then one day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, and things do start to change -- in all areas of her life...

I enjoyed this series once upon a time but never finished it. I would need to start it over at this point. So I am going to get rid of the entire series from my TBR. Just not my style anymore. 


  1. I don't remember anything about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies either! I know I read the book and saw the movie, though.

  2. The Rick Yancey one has been on my TBR for a while and I need to finally take a look at it. PPZ was ok but I donated it after I read it. I liked The Forest Of Hands And Teeth but I can understand your thoughts on Mary!

  3. I read Raised by Wolves yearsss ago. I remember enjoying it at the time. I haven't read P&P and Zombies but I loved the movie. :)


  4. It was interesting to read your thought on Forest of Hands and Teeth and not wanting a re-read. I haven't read that one, but I have been curious about it. It's not my normal genre, but I bought it for a giving tree present a couple of years ago and the title was just so weird!

  5. great post. couldn't help but laugh at pride and prejusice. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. Ah I loved Mates Dates when I was younger but it is definitely one written for the younger ages that I think should stick with them too. I didn't think about any other Yancey novels other than his Fifth Wave series! I did read pride and prejudice and zombies but I hated it... I wouldn't bother to be honest and much rather recommend you the film which is hilarious!


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