Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jane Austen-based: Prom and Prejudice, Epic Fail, Prada and Prejudice

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*Wrote this a while back, but just recently found it buried under other to-be edited posts lol. Minor edits on the time references ;)

A few months ago (actually, I think this is closer to a year LOL),  I fell totally in love with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Afterwards, to help ease my book hangover, I went on a Jane Austen spree- well, sort of. It was more like any-YA-books-that-was-based-on-Pride-and-Prejudice-with-a-modern-twist spree.  LOL ;)  I meant to actually go on a true Jane Austen spree (Emma was next on my list!), but I got distracted with other books (like these ones) and new releases, and I haven't quite been able to accomplish that yet (perhaps this summer?) ;)

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My favorite out of the three Pride and Prejudice-based books was Prom and Prejudice.  It was such a cute book that I could read over and over again ;).  As expected, the plot is much like Pride and Prejudice, but with a modern twist, and the characters themselves were similar to the characters of the original book.  I actually was warming up more to Epic Fail, but the ending messed that up for me. (It was one of those, "Wait, the book ended here?" endings.) But Prom and Prejudice had great closure, and I liked it a lot.

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As a whole, Epic Fail and Prom and Prejudice  were very similar. In fact, I thought one book had copied the other until I realized, duh (*face palm*), they were based on the same book. (LOL) Prada and Prejudice was a little different.  Instead of being a modern twist, "Elizabeth" bumps her head and goes back in time.  I thought this book was okay; it was a lot of fluff and not a lot of substance.  I mean the first two books were fluffy as well, but it had some substance that grounded it ( like the themes of Pride and Prejudice were much clearer in those two books).

Out of these three, I would recommend Prom and Prejudice first (better ending), and if you're like me and craving more Epic Fail.  :)

The next book I want to pick up is Spy and Prejudice, but I'll have to see LOL.  I might get sidetracked again ahaha.

Thanks for reading! :)

6 comments:

Em said...

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book! I have read some really great retellings (one of my favorites is Darcy's Story by Janet Alymer), Spy and Prejudice is also a pretty good one!

Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

Kyendwarrior said...

Ooooo!! Thanks for the recommendation!! :D And I can't wait to read Spy and Prejudice. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! :D

Christina said...

I haven't read but one retelling. I think it was something to do with vampires.

Henna Rinne said...

I love Pride and Prejudice, but unlike you, I just can't read retellings/modern twists of it because I hold it so dearly (and I don't believe anything can live up to it).

My favourite quotes from Jane Austen are both from Pride and Prejudice as well:

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

AND

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Petra said...

Oh, so I found were this was supposed to be. My favorite Jane Austen quote is; “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Azee M said...

I have a few Jane Austen quotes that I love but my favorite is these:
“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” I think it is so true! xD

Also, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” That is spot on! She clearly understand!