Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Review: Prada and Prejudice

Finally I have made it to Wednesday! I can now share with you the fabulous review of Prada and Prejudice! I know you have all been patiently waiting!

Summary:
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?

More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.


My Opinion:
Mandy Hubbard Rocks!!! This book was light hearted and fun! You will wish you could be in 1815 with her!! Callie who is Rebecca... Confusing I know but you'll understand it when you read it!! Poor Callie uncool in the real world is trying to fit in with the cool kids and decide that Prada is the best way to go, as she purchased a fancy pair she tries them on only to fall and hit her head landing her in 1815. Emily thinks she's Rebecca a friend who was planning to visit, in desperation Callie pretends to be Rebecca in hopes to get herself back home. Callie finds 1815 is a far different time in the 21st century where being a Duke means everything. Callie is an awesome girl who saves the day when Emily is trapped in an engagement she doesn't want and she stands up to the Duke who doesn't realize rank isn't most important. I would read it again and again! The only part I didn't like was that she had to go back to her world in the 21st century where the boys aren't near as charming. That's the only complaint, but hey there is still a happy ending!!

Rating:
5/5

MUST READ!!! Also a big thanks to all of your fantastic comments on Monday and Tuesdays snippets! I really appreciate the feedback and I'm proud to say that my current WIP is now at 40,000 words, which was my goal for the week! I also noticed that I had 283 followers! Holy Toledo you guys are amazing!!! I love you all, old & new! I think I might actually reach 300 by my birthday!!! In doing so I plan to host a 300/Birthday Bash Contest... so be on the look out, my birthday is the 29th so watch out for next weeks contest posting!!!

19 comments:

Bish Denham said...

This is a book on my to read list, which is at least a mile long....

Kittie Howard said...

Sounds like a fun book that moves along with characters that have life...perhaps the author got the idea for a bop on the head and an earlier time and situations there from The Little Book, one of the most interesting books I've ever read.

Christine Danek said...

Sounds like a great book! I must add that to my list:)
Thanks!

Kaitlin Ward said...

Cool review! I'd been wondering about this book :)

Lola Sharp said...

I'm here from E. Elle's blog. Hi.

Congrats on your awards!

HAPPY St. Patty's Day!

~Lola

Kimberly Franklin said...

The book sounds FAB! I've seen it in the store before, and thought about buying it, but never did. Now I will add it to my list. Thanks a lot, Jen! ; )

Congrats on the 40k. WOW. I'm so jealous!!!!

And YAY for contests! I can't wait!!! Even though I have no idea why I'm excited. I never win. : (

Jen said...

It's funny that you say that Kimberly as soon as I said that I won two gift cards and two books, so maybe you just gave yourself luck!

I'm still deciding what to do, I'm thinking a book and a gift card will be in order... oh the possibilities!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I loved the book, too. Looking forward to the next one.

I love contests. I'm officially a blogger contest addict.

Ann said...

Ohhh a contest! Fun!

Well I am off to the bookshop to pick up Prada and Prejudice! Great review. I look forward to reading it. Thank you

Robyn Campbell said...

Super great review Jen. It is a wonderful read. Lots of fun.

Mandy Hubbard does rock, especially to be a writer who wants to put out TWO books a year, plus an agent. YIKES. Her plate is overflowing.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit (Happy Saint Patrick's Day.)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Excellent review - you convinced me! :-)

Carolyn V. said...

Sweeeeet! It's on the list. Thanks for the awesome review Jen!

Summer said...

That sounds like a cute read! And congratulations on reaching 40k--you should be so proud of yourself!

Looking forward to the 300/Birthday Bash...will there be Spartans? ;-)

Jenn Johansson said...

Congrats on 40k! I really want to read Prada & Prejudice! Great review!

Jen said...

Yay to all of those who decided to add this book to your list! You won't regret it!!!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my Word Count!! I'm very proud of myself and still currently typing away on the keyboard (Hey it's break time get off my back!!!)

Shelley Sly said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for mentioning it -- I had never heard of Prada & Prejudice before. I enjoy books in similar style to Meg Cabot (which you mentioned) so I think I'll like this. :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for your thoughts about this. I had seen it and wondered about it. Have a great weekend!
Karen

Kristin Rae said...

great review! glad to see you liked it. i have it on my to-read list!

Kelly said...

Definitely lighthearted and fun. It was a quick, fun read! I also kept wondering, how is she going to get out of this!?