Greetings my lovelies!
It’s time for another special edition of my Book Review segments. This time I review the classics. The rating system is still the same. I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating. 0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.
DISCLAIMER: No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would. Not really. These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.
Rating: 1 cup
I know I’m going to get a lot of flack for this, but I HATED this book. I struggled to get through it from day one all the way through to the end. This is also one of the rare incidents where I like the movie more than the book. I know shocking, but it does happen on occasion.
In this novel written by Jane Austen there’s the lovely Benette family with too many girls and one seriously hen pecked husband. The girls are all in a tizzy over some new rich hotties who move in down the way. They get invited to a party where Jane Benette falls for new hottie. However his friend, infamous Mr. Darcy, insults Liz (the sudo factor MC) and that sets the events of the rest of the book off. There’s some scandals and some deep soul searching, not to mention TWO extremely awkward proposals.
The pacing was fine and as a love story it’s pretty decent. I did like the way the characters evolved through the course of the book. The thing that ruined this book for me was the structure. I didn’t know who was talking half the time because the conversations jumped around. Another thing that got me was the multiple ways there were to reference a person. Now I understand that this book is a product of its time. I get that and this book just didn’t work for me.
This one is a no go for me. I re-read it after I watched the movie and it was a little easier since I had some good visuals to keep me on track. But don’t let my review dissuade you from reading this classic yourself. There are thousands of people who adore this novel in all its variations (check out Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies). However, I would recommend checking this book out instead of spending cold hard cash just in case.