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review 2016-11-05 01:28
DARCY SWIPES LEFT by Jane Austen and Courtney Carbone
Darcy Swipes Left (OMG Classics) - Jane Austen,Courtney Carbone
  Pride and Prejudice in emojis. I enjoyed this book. If emojis were around when Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice this is the book we'd get. It's modern but tells the story very succinctly. It's fun and good for teens and up.
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review 2016-02-06 02:50
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Movie Tie-in Edition) - Jane Austen,Seth Grahame-Smith

Tongue-in-cheek retelling of Pride and Prejudice with the same characters and lines but changes. I chuckled. I was not expecting some of it but a fun read.                 

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review 2016-01-24 01:15
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HIDDEN LUSTS by Mitzi Szereto
Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts - Mitzi Szereto
  Uses the main scenes from Pride and Prejudice and adds sex or drugs to them. It's a romp but will never take the place of the classic. Makes you see them as 21st century people. Lighthearted fun.
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review 2014-08-06 08:00
Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman | Book Review
Boneseeker - Brynn Chapman

 Young Adult Historical

 Month9Books, LLC

 6/17/2014

 ebook ARC | free in exchange for an honest review

 Night Owl Review

Posted on my blog I Heart Romance.

 

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman is a Young Adult retelling of Sherlock Holmes which centers around his daughter, Arabella Holmes and Dr. Watson's son, Henry Watson.  Arabella and Henry have grown up together and are best friends, at least until they kissed each other.  Both didn't see each other for a number of years owing to the fact that they had to go to school - Henry to Paris and Bella to some finishing school.

 

Boneseeker is thoroughly entertaining and it feels Gothic-like but full of adventure.  It is written in first person by each character alternating every few chapters.  I love this twist in the first person character because it gives me a glimpse of each character's thoughts.  I also love that we get to see glimpses of Sherlock and Watson throughout the book even though they are not the main characters.

 

The only downside to this book is the mystery.  I felt that there was more relationship building between Henry and Arabella that the mystery kind of took a backseat.  Unfortunately, I would have wanted the author to focus more on the mystery, with the romance in the background.

 

Boneseeker is a fast paced, romance, adventure story perfect for reading in one sitting.  I hope the author plans to write sequels because I really want to read more about Arabella and Henry!

 

Read the full review on Night Owl Reviews.

 

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review 2014-08-01 02:30
JEKEL LOVES HYDE by Beth Fantaskey
Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey
  Retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, set in a small Pennsylvania town with two teen-agers and their families as descendants of the famed literary characters. Jill Jekel's father has been murdered and her mother has a breakdown. She has to take care of herself and her mom. The chance for a scholarship comes up and her science teacher thinks she and Tristen Hyde should work together and prove the formula that Jekyll and Hyde had exists and works. Tristen knows the curse that follows the Hyde line but can he and Jill find a cure for it?

I liked this telling. It is imaginative and up-to-date. I like the connection Tristen feels towards Jill. They are typical teens, oblivious to what is happening within their families. There is a gothic feel to the story. I like the path Tristen and Jill take. They learn about each other and about themselves during their research. It is nothing they or the reader will expect.

 

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