Amazing! That’s the word I would use to describe Attempting Elizabeth! I truly loved this story! I felt it had a fun uniqueness about it. I loved the whole novel jumping aspect of the story, but there was much more to it than that...I don’t know if I can say anything about it without giving anything away. But I will give it a try!
Kelsey Edmundson is going through a rough spot in her life. She recently broke up her with boyfriend and would rather stay home and read her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, but her best friend Tori Mansfield has different ideas. Tori drags Kelsey to a club for the evening where she meets Mark Barnes, a hot Aussie with an amazing accent. Unfortunately, Kelsey is stand-offish, bordering on rude to Mark. After that night, they are thrown together a couple of times and Kelsey is always awkward, and the two cannot have a conversation that doesn’t end up badly. Kelsey is really attracted to Mark and wonders why she can’t just act normal around him!
Feeling like a total idiot, Kelsey retreats back home and to her favorite book where the strangest thing happens, she falls asleep reading and wakes up in Pride and Prejudice as Georgiana Darcy! She is there quite a bit before she learns how to get back out of the book. Soon, Kelsey begins jumping in and out of Pride and Prejudice hoping to become Elizabeth Bennet.
I could really identify with Kelsey. I loved her experiences while she’s in the book, and how she grows from them. I also liked how Mark questions her, and how he pushes her to think about herself; whom she is. And in the end she finds herself and maybe even love.
I found it so interesting that the roles were reversed here, Kelsey is more like Darcy with her awkwardness and stand-offish ways and Mark was more like Elizabeth, smart, fun and gorgeous! Ok, Elizabeth has fine eyes, but I couldn't resist saying gorgeous because that describes Mark.
Grey has a gift for storytelling! Attempting Elizabeth is a fun, cute modern Austenesque novel. This is the second book I have read of hers. In Awake, she put a unique spin on Sleeping Beauty (read my review here).
5 out of 5 stars.
I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
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Attempting Elizabeth completes my second selection on the P&P Bicentenary Challenge!
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