App of the Week: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook

Title:‘  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook

Platform: iPhone (3GS, 4, or 4S), iPod touch (3rd & 4th generations), iPad (iOS 4.0 and later)

Cost: $4.99

Released in time for Halloween 2011, this interactive eBook brings to life the Regency-era undead of Seth Grahame-Smith’s cult-classic novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.’  The app includes’  400 “brain eating pages” of text, graphics, interactive features, music, and animation.

PadWorx Digital Media and Quirk Productions have successfully produced a game-like reading experience that will appeal to teens.’  The promotional video illustrates how the text comes to life as the reader taps through the pages.

Atmospheric music and sound effects will further draw the reader into the story, and the interactive features are a true example of the media’s potential.’  Dripping blood, brain splatter, and feasting undead–all excellently rendered! Moreover, the developers corrected a minor lag between page turns with version 1.0.1.

The eBook is a creepy, fun find for Halloween, but it also a great way to turn teens on to Jane Austen’s novels. Flip your iPad upside down and read Jane Austen’s original Pride and Prejudice, or turn 90 degrees to view the classic and Seth Grahame-Smith’s zombie remake side-by-side.’  Librarians can use this app as a way to introduce young adults to the other mash-ups in their collections.

For more YALSA App of the Week posts, visit the App of the Week Archive.

About Rebekah Kamp

Rebekah works as the Youth Services Librarian at the Belgrade Community Library. She enjoys designing innovative programming for children and teens. When not at the library, Rebekah is an outdoor enthusiast who loves spending time with her children camping, hiking, and exploring in Montana.
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