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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Point
Pages: 288

From the much-buzzed-about author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB, a prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single guy in his spring semester at Pemberly Academy must be in want of a prom date. After winter break, the girls at very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberly school. Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn't exactly 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 Will Darcy, Charles's friend, who's as snobby and pretentious as his friend is nice. He doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. It doesn't help that Charles doesn't seem to be asking Jane to be his prom date, or that Lizzie meets George Wickham, who tells her that Will Darcy sabotaged his scholarship at Pemberly. Clearly Will Darcy is a pompous jerk who looks down on the middle class--so imagine Lizzie's surprise when he asks her to the prom! Will Lizzie's prejudice and Will's pride keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? From Elizabeth Eulberg comes a very funny, completely stylish prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.

My Thoughts: Okay we got - an academy, prom, boys and an awesome cover. Sounds pretty cool to me! Now, I don't know what it is but I do have a fascination with books that take place in boarding schools or academy's. Is that weird? And plus, I am a fan of Elizabeth, her first book The Lonely Hearts Club, was cute so I'm sure this one will be up there as well. Also, it's refreshing to see the Jane Austen hints throughout the summary. :)

What are your thoughts on Prom & Prejudice?


Savannah said...

Cover looks awesome!! Sounds like a great read

GABY said...

I'll definitely read it!
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The Bookish Type said...

I'm not a big fan of all the Austen adaptations, but this does sound really cute! Longbourn Academy, an all-girls school? Too true! Lol! Thanks for sharing!

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Tara said...

This sounds like a great book! Love the cover too.

Steph Su said...

Less like hints and more like an exact transcription of P&P to the modern day. She could've at least changed the names. I can't bear to think of Darcy and Elizabeth as anything other than those 19th-century characters. :(

Juju at Tales of said...

Sounds precious!

Anonymous said...

I loved The Lonely Hearts Club! I would most definitely read something else by this author.

Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I haven't seen this one until now, so I'm adding it on my wishlist :)

Meg said...

Anything Jane Austen definitely gets my attention, and this one sounds great! I wasn't too crazy about The Lonely Hearts Club -- just seemed a little bland and forgettable to me -- but would definitely give this one a chance. That cover is great, too.

Lale said...

Having been to boarding school for all of middle and high school, boarding schools in books kind of turn me off- they're usually handled in an inaccurate way! However, even though I really disliked Pride & Prejudice this does sound like a fun adaptation that I could get into.

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