Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prada and Prejudice


To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips…conks her head…and wakes up in the year 1815!

There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily’s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.

But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex’s heart, before her time in the past is up?


That's right, you guess it, another book set in the era of Jane Austen. Just when you thought the whole Jane Austen craze had simmered down there comes along another book that has now become another favorite of mine. I am telling you, you can't go wrong when you give me a YA book with a historical setting, romance, and mystery all woven into it.

As far as the book goes, it definately capture my mind as soon as I began to read it. Did not want to put it down, let alone have the story end. Callie, the main character, is right after my own heart. Clumsy, awkward, talks before she thinks, and many other qualities that just kept me laughing and blushing! (In real life it doesn't take much to get me blushing but, when reading, it is a good sign that I am into a book when it evokes that kind of emotion.) Not only did Callie add so much to the story, but so did the other characters like Alex and Emily. Their story was underway long before Callie showed up, she just became another actor in their strict aristocrat lives.

Overall I think this one is worth picking up. Even if you don't enjoy books with historical settings, you will enjoy this one, I promise. Mandy Hubbard did a fantastic job creating Austen-era England, something that must of taken immense research on her part. Not only that, but she has creating chracters that you just fall in love with, whether or not you really want to. So go pick it up on your next trip to your local bookstore, it is being released June 11.


Khy said...

Oooh, I've been dying to read this one. Glad it's good. (:

Anonymous said...

It sounds great! I like the cover.

Bookworm said...

I'm so excited to begin! I love the whole sound of it. And that cover....TDF!

Mandy Hubbard said...

YAY!! Thank you so much for the review! It totally made a monday much more bearable... linking in my blog now! :-)

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Good Books To Read said...

Fantastic book, very good characters.