Emma and the Vampires
is full of wonderful little witty remarks that have you chuckling to yourself if not outright laughing out loud at Emma's 'cluelessness', Harriet's sweet trusting nature and the ridiculousness of fighting off hoards of vampires that seem to follow the upper set around town on their outings.
Emma's best and most heart fluttering scenes are still intact if not slightly blood enhanced for the horror thirsty. I would recommend giving this to your teen as an introduction to Austen if she wouldn't give her the time of day otherwise.
The language, settings, and plot of the original Emma are all preserved well, although the language is made much easier to read by Mr. Josephson, who originally rewrote this title for his daughter, who suggested that he add the vampires. (Mrs. Yingling Read
By reading this book, people may be more willing to give the original version of Emma a try and and anything that gets readers excited about the classics is definitely worthwhile. (Reading with Tequila
Over all, this book was an excellent read. It pulls you in from the beginning and holds you tightly in it's grip. Characters are alive and wrought with scandal. It's difficult to put down and easy to pick back up. The lightheartedness with which it's written allows the reader to hold fast to the original feel of Jane's writing, while keeping it upbeat for today's reader. (Literary Litter
With a nod to Steve Hockensmith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and a wink at Jane Austen, Wayne Josephson converts Emma into a vampire thriller with stakes and tea. Although everyone knows vampires exist, Emma is terrific as she goes from totally clueless to Regency Buffy like slayer. (Merry Genre Go Round Reviews
More vampires in our Austen coming our way. This time, its Austen's handsome, clever, and rich Emma Woodhouse, with a comfortable home and happy disposition with very little to distress or vex her except her vampire neighbors. (Austen Prose
Throwing vampires into the life of no-it-all Emma makes for a fun read. (Michelle's Book Blog
I think that fans of the Jane Austen Mash Ups will love this book, and I love that there is still so much interest in Jane Austens books. (A Buckeye Girl Reads
I did like the new depth it gave Mr. Knightley, making him a vampire. It added a layer of understanding that you always felt was missing in the original character. As well, with Mr. Elton and Mrs. Elton being of the undead variety, their natural rudeness came across more appealing then ever their original characters did. (Pencil-Pusher and Ink-Splotches
20100810)Emma and the Vampires
adds some knew witty dialogue to the original Emma that will keep readers smiling and entertained. Well worth the read,Emma and the Vampires
is sure to be well liked by young adults. (Suite101.com
A great read and I loved the author's note about how he wanted young adult readers to like this book--as a teacher, I think this is a great way to get students to read some of the classics that they otherwise might be hesitant to read. I enjoyed this book greatly. (Palmer's Picks for Reading
Mindbogglingly awesome...Overall, this book surprised me on a level that I was not expecting. I was giggling throughout and found myself really engrossed. (Books Like Breathing
Mr Josephson put a definite spin and freshness to an old story and made it really pop for me. (Seriously Reviewed
Vampires works so well here because he keeps it witty and a comedy of manners. The book is hilarious...For readers who love mash-ups, don't forget this one, and for those that haven't try one, just plunge in, and don't be horrified that Austen's works are being turned into something else. I am pretty sure she would have gotten a few laughs from it too.
(Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
Since the original is much unchanged here, maybe new readers unwilling to try the Austen classic would get a chance to read the story here. (In The Hammock
It had me laughing at a lot of sections where Emma says and does the oddest things. She has this unique ability to stay completely clueless yet manages to get things done. (IndiePride
I loved readingEmma and the Vampires
because Mr. Josephson used the paranormal twist in a humorous way. A fun read and a great excuse to revisit Emma, my new favorite Austen character. (Bookfoolery and Babble
20100831)Emma and the Vampires
might be the perfect book to use to introduce your teenage daughters to Jane Austen...a great book for mothers and daughters to share and connect over.
(Connect With Your Teens
If you put it up next to Jane Austen's work, you can easily see the parallels and Emma still has her most memorable moments in Josephson's adaptation. I was happy to see that the spirit of the novel is intact, however changed (Debbie's Book Bag
EMMA AND THE VAMPIRES is Wayne Josephson's first novel and an engaging froth of a read. It never takes itself too seriously and is entertaining in the same way as a good long gossip with a clever and cutting maiden aunt. It's the perfect book to pair with hot tea and biscuits on a rainy afternoon. I hope there are plenty more of Josephson's books to come! (Fresh Fiction
A highly enjoyable romp (BookLoons
I was smitten withEmma and the Vampires
. Mr. Knightley as a vampire is most swoon-worthy and the heart of the story remains intact. The writing is also quite good, and stays true to form of the work. (Long and Short Reviews