Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Book Review

Friday’s post has been moved to today…since I’m going to be out of town this weekend and will be unable to enter the blogosphere.  Enjoy and a happy Easter to all!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Elinor and Marianne are distressed.  Not only are they dealing with the unfortunate and gruesome hammerhead attack that left their father nothing but fish food, but they’re being kicked out of their house by a jealous sister-in-law who is also robbing them of their finances.  Scrapped for money and time, Elinor and Marianne’s mother, Mrs. Dashwood, decides to whisk them and their younger sister, Margaret, off to Pestilent Island…where they remain under the care of “pirate”, Sir John Middleton.  The four Dashwood women quickly become acquainted with the island and her mysterious secrets.  Death, romance, betrayal, mystery, and fear all await these women as they often find themselves fighting for their lives, their honor, and, by golly, a little self-respect!

Graphic Illustrations leave nothing to the imagination!

When I first saw Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters on the bookshelf at Borders, I simply couldn’t wait to start reading it.  For one, Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Jane Austen novel and anyone who knows me knows I’m all about the pirate scene.  Expecting nothing and hoping for everything, I found myself completely engrossed in this delightful story…well, maybe delightful is the wrong word…

Graphic illustrations leave nothing to the imagination!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters retains the same basic frame of the original Austen novel; but is seasoned with vicious sea monsters, huge flesh-eating lobsters, underwater worlds, and, yes, pirates.  Lovers of Pirates of the Carribean’s portrayal of Davy Jones will find Colonel Brandon especially entertaining…since he seems to be cursed with the same “octo-face” problem– but for a much different reason…

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is a great read to take to the beach.  It’s witty, fun, romantic, and often very humorous (I was laughing out loud at least once every chapter).  In this war of land and sea, it’s only the best swimmers who will find the heart’s true desire…

NEXT WEEK:  A love story like no other…a story that has been told and retold hundreds of times…a woman torn between two men, two duties, two titles, and two worlds.  Hers is an epic tale of love, fortune, destiny, and sacrifice.

Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.

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