Thursday, April 11, 2013 books

Snark and Circumstance
by Stephanie Wardrop

First sentence:
I’m not one to judge, but the new kid is a stuck-up asswaffle.

One superior smirk from Michael Endicott convinces sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett that the Devil wears Polo. His family may have founded the postcard-perfect New England town they live in, but Georgia’s not impressed. Even if he is smart, good looking, and can return Georgia’s barbs as deftly as he returns serves on his family’s tennis courts. After all, if Michael actually thinks she refuses to participate in lab dissections just to mess with his grade, he’s a little too sure that he’s the center of the universe. Could there be more to Michael Endicott than smirks and sarcasm? If Georgia can cut the snark long enough, she just might find out.
source: Goodreads

My opinion:
Snark and Circumstance is a novella picking up the ever present Pride and Prejudice themes in subtle ways. It is not a full-on retelling of Jane Austen’s famous book but borrows names and places from it. With 48 pages it is really short and only gives a glimpse into the characters lives and we can only speculate what is going to happen to them.

Georgia, the main character, is a vegan and her family doesn’t accept her believes. So she is rather forceful when somebody asks her if she’s is a vegan and tries to rub it in everyone’s face. I was not a really big fan of Georgia and I cannot exactly tell you why. It just didn’t click. Maybe it was because the novella was so short that I didn’t have enough time to connect with the characters. I usually don’t like short stories and novellas because I miss getting friends with characters. Maybe that’s what happened here as well.

I liked the storyline and Stephanie’s writing a lot. She told a story that drew inspiration from a well known and loved classic and did that so well that I never had the feeling like she told me Pride and Prejudice. She made her own story out of it. I will definitely check out the other books in the Snark and Circumstance series too.

Snark and Circumstance is the first novella in the Snark and Circumstance Series.

For more information about Stephanie Wardrop visit her Twitter page.

You can visit my post for the Snark and Circumstance blog tour here.

Thanks to the publisher Swoon Romance for sending me this review copy

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