Thursday, March 24, 2011

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.

Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend, Will Darcy, who’s snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it’s because her family doesn’t have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk — so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

I tend to not like books that are rewrites or inspired by Pride and Prejudice, but I have to say- Elizabeth Eulberg nailed it. I loved her first novel The Lonely Hearts Club, so I was highly anticipating Eulberg’s sophomore novel. It didn’t disappoint at all. Lizzie is one hell of a character. Her voice is incredibly strong and dignified, which I love in a female main character. Will Darcy was just so spectacular that despite the parts when he was being a complete idiot, I still loved him.
This novel flows perfectly, the timing is just write and the writing is flawless. Like it’s cover depicts- Prom and Prejudice is adorable. It makes you want to curl up in a ball and smile with joy. I can’t really compare this to the original Pride and Prejudice because I haven’t read it (I know, I’m a very bad bookworm- I just can’t get past all of the proper old-time speak). From what I’ve heard, it follows Pride and Prejudice pretty well.
Elizabeth Eulberg is a wonderful writer who will always be one of my favorite authors. I’m already on the edge of my seat waiting for her next book to come out. Her writing is lovely, her characters are amazing, and her stories are flawless.

FTC- Bought.

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