Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Finding Mr. Darcy (High School Edition) Blog Tour & Book Review + Enter to Win a Copy of the Book & an Amazon Gift Card!

*Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via YA Bound Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the book-

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza's Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF's ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what's a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother's copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It's too bad Austen's heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza's determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can't trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

About the book-

I read this book in one setting after I put my kids to bed one night. It is not super long and it is quite engaging so it was an easy one to work my way through. As a Jane Austen fan, I was thrilled to see a book like this, aimed at high schoolers and about a high schooler who is an Austen super fan. I loved all of the references to Jane Austen books, which will hopefully lead  a new generation to Austen's beautiful, witty, romantic novels. This book is about Liza discovering the woes of dating and trying to figure out exactly what it is she wants in a guy. Using Mr. Darcy as the ultimate example, Liza has to decide who it is she wants to be with when she has several guys after her suddenly after feeling like she had never had any boys liking her before.  I really enjoyed going on Liza's journey with her whether she was at school or in England for a surprise trip. Any teenage girl (or woman who once was one of these creatures) will find herself relating to the inner dialogue in Liza's head about boys, what they want and what she wants. Finding Mr. Darcy is a fun, light read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a romantic story line or young adult novels. 

About the Author-

Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.

Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.
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