When handsome Mark Knightly arrives at Sunrise High School, Phoebe and Mouche (Best Friends Forever), invent a dating game to impress him with surprising results. Mix a modern version of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with a dash of ‘Emma’ and the result is ‘Pride & Princesses’.
(Excerpt from GoodRead)
This book, to the kindness of the author, was free.
I’m not going to lie, I adore Summer Day. She’s been a dear friend of mine on Twitter for quite sometime, but in no way does that affect my review of her novel, Pride & Princesses.
Pheobe, and her best friend, Mouche (pronounced Mooshe) are like any other teenage girl. They like clothes, dancing and boys… one boy in particular–Mark Knightly.
I liked the concept of the book. The whole dating rule book idea was hilarious! The drama it caused, the laughs and the tears were so much like any teen’s life. I wasn’t taken by Mouche. I thought Phoebe was much to nice for a friend like her. Mark was interesting as a male lead; cool, confident. The fact that he was handsome, popular and rich only upped the interest for our heroine.
As YA novels go, this is the kind of book you want on a long plane ride or on a warm summer day at the park. It’s light and fun and it flows nicely. I didn’t see a whole lot of Jane Austin in there, but then again, I can’t say I’m an overly huge fan (although, I do love the movies).
So, in conclusion:
Will I read the next book? Yes.
Will I tell my friends about this book? Yes.
Did I enjoy it? Yes.