Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition
Author: Erin Butler
Genre: YA, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Rating: ★★★. 5
"The phone rang again and I immediately thought of Janie. My heart popped up through my throat and caught on a breath. She was here though, right next to me. Safe Her face still red and covered in dried, crusty tears."
I'm a huge Pride & Prejudice fan, actually I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice is my favourite novels by her! So when I caught sight of this blog tour I just HAD to sign up, a modern-day spin on her work? Genius! I think my overall take on Finding Mr. Darcy would have been different if I went into this realizing that it wouldn't be focused on just P&P. With the characters names, synopsis, and title I wasn't expecting it to pull different aspects from her other works. This added a unique take but I found it at times to be a little confusing to follow where the plot was going.
Finding Mr. Darcy is told through from a dual-narration from Liza and Janie. This was a great idea since it allows readers to see the overall story from two different perspectives. However, at times I felt there were too many different things happening that for me personally it took away from the romance. Janie's chapters seemed to of focused on a different plot which was really interesting but I felt was too short and slightly rushed. I would have liked to have seen her story really develop a bit more since I had a hard time trying to connect to her character.
Now the romance itself didn't really play out the way I thought it would. As in, once I realized this wouldn't turn out like P&P I was able to pick up on how this would end. I won't spoil it for anyone, but personally I'm not a huge fan of who Liza and Janie ended up with. I was rooting for certain characters to be together and it just didn't happen!!
Overall, Finding Mr. Darcy was well written, a rather cute and humorous read! Erin Butler has a great and descriptive writing style that really helped bring this story along. I look forward to reading more of her work.
About the Author
Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.