It’s time for yet another Blog Tour featuring Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler! I had the honor to review an early e-copy to read and review so don’t leave yet, stay tuned for my thoughts, author info and a GIVEAWAY, curtsey of the author herself (: Here is a quick synopsis of the book:
Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler
Release Date: 09/16/14
Summary from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen. With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy. Enter Will, the new kid and Liza’s Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF’s ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble. So, what’s a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother’s copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. It’s too bad Austen’s heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza’s determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can’t trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.
At first I had put this book aside because I was going through one of those book mourning periods and I just could not read anything other than the book I had just finished. Usually it takes me awhile before I move on to another read but I knew that I had to get this done and it was going to happen. Surprisingly I finished the whole book in one sitting!
Finding Mr. Darcy is the type of book that has just enough cute and tender compelling moments that you feel as if you have to finish right then and there. I will admit that I have yet to read any of Jane Austen’s books and I felt like a disgusting cheater while out main character Liza raved about Jane and I had no clue what was going on. Sure I heard of Pride & Prejudice (I even seen part of the newish movie) and the other books but never gave me own time to try and read any of them.
I adored going through Eliza’s head and enjoying her love for the Austen classics. Also her using all of Jane’s books/characters to help her throughout life lessons and her love life had me aching to read one of or any of Austen’s novels.
As we read on in the book, Liza’s best friend, Janie, usually is the one to get the attention from guys and Liza is hardly ever glanced at. However this year seems to be the year for Liza where she had not one, not two, but three guys pining for her attention and she doesn’t exactly follow her own instincts but Jane Austen’s. I was actually quite frustrated with Liza’s decisions with her love interests that I wanted to throw my Kindle out the window with a sickening passion. One moment I loved Will (Liza’s version of Mr. Darcy), then Ryan (her best friends ex boyfriend who is somewhat a bad boy and player) and then Will, Ryan, then Ben (guy in England you meet later on in the book) though I didn’t like Ben and missed Ryan.
I had a whirlwind of emotions but always seemed to come back to Ryan, I really, really liked him despite all the rumors of him going through girls like it was nothing. He had something about him that was better than Will could ever be.
Overall after Liza goes through boy problems, finding her Mr. Darcy I was pleased with the ending. I kinda saw it coming but whatever, it came out how I wanted it and I couldn’t have been happier! I gave this book a whopping 4/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who had been waiting for a cutesy novel with a cutesy HEA.
Thank you to Erin Butler and YA Bound Book Tours for letting me be apart of this tour, its always a blast and I can’t wait for the next one!
(Psst there is a giveaway! Keep scrolling!)
Meet the Author:
Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.
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.
$10 Amazon Gift Card and e-book of Finding Mr. Darcy (INT)
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