Bristly, sensitive, and meat-hungry Pip is a robust young whelp, an orphan born under a full moon. Between hunting escaped convicts alongside zombified soldiers, trying not to become one of the hunted himself, and hiding his hairy hands from the supernaturally beautiful and haughty Estella, whose devilish moods keep him chomping at the bit, Pip is sure he will die penniless or a convict like the rest of his commonly uncommon kind.
But then a mysterious benefactor sends him to London for the finest education money can buy. In the company of other furry young gentlemen, Pip werewolf tempers his violent transformations and devours the secrets of his dark world. When he discovers that his beloved Estella is a slayer of supernatural creatures, trained by the corpse-like vampire Miss Havisham, Pip’s desire for her grows stronger than his midnight hunger for rare fresh beef. But can he risk his hide for a truth that will make Estella his forever – or will she drive one last silver stake through his heart?
Unlike the first zombie/historic mash-up book that I read, I actually enjoyed this one. The narration of this book was flowing and easy to read. Sherri Browning Erwin took a book that many high school and college students have to read and made it more up-to-date and fun to read.
Who doesn’t like a good zombie or werewolf story. Throw in a sprinkling of non-sparkling vampires and you have an even better story.
The new character development was fun to watch. There was still a layer of the old characters that Dickens had created so many moons ago, but Sherri put a new spin on them and made them her own.
After my first mash-up book, I was worried about attempting another one. I am glad that I read this one though. It gave me a whole new outlook on them. I will definitely be seeking more out.
Grave Expectations (9781451617245): Charles Dickens, Sherri Browning Erwin: Books
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