Tuesday, August 24

Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Waiting on Wednesday is so graciously hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!
This week's pick is...
Prom and Prejudice
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Release date: Janurary 1st, 2011
After winter break, the girls at very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberly school. Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn't exactly interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance, but less than impressed by Will Darcy, Charles's friend, who's as snobby and pretentious as his friend is nice. He doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. It doesn't help that Charles doesn't seem to be asking Jane to be his prom date, or that Lizzie meets George Wickham, who tells her that Will Darcy sabotaged his scholarship at Pemberly. Clearly Will Darcy is a pompous jerk who looks down on the middle class--so imagine Lizzie's surprise when he asks her to the prom!
Will Lizzie's prejudice and Will's pride keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making? From Elizabeth Eulberg comes a very funny, completely stylish prom-season delight of Jane Austen proportions.
My Thoughts:
In honor of this upcoming read gaining a cover (which I'm loving, by the way), I'm highlighting Elizabeth Eulberg's sophomore effort Prom and Prejudice. As you already know, I absolutely loved The Lonely Hearts Club. Based on that alone, I knew this was going to be a must read for me. But my love of LHC isn't the only thing that has me craving this book. I'm really interested to see how Eulberg puts a modern twist on such a classic novel- how she puts her spin on the characters, how she makes it her own.  On top of that, who wouldn't love to read about a modern day Mr. Darcy? With such fantastic writing in LHC, I have no doubt that this will be another hit for Elizabeth Eulberg!
So that's what I'm waiting for this week! It's Wednesday, what are you 'waiting' for?

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