Saturday, January 15, 2022

Austenland by Shannon Hale


DNF @ 18%

One thing I am coming to realize is that even though I like Jane Austen, I don't like Jane Austen enough to be a Jane Austen fan. Unlike Jane here, who would live, breathe, and probably snort Mr. Darcy, if the well-meaning people in her life would let her get away with it. I do like the premise of a Jane Austen-inspired romance set at a historical reenactment society that the heroine receives a ticket for as part of a quirky will. Unfortunately for this book, I've also read DEFINITELY NOT MR. DARCY, which has a similar premise done slightly better with the added benefit of some reality TV drama. The whole story is just so bland that even though I could probably force myself through this book, I just don't see the point.

1.5 to 2 out of 5 stars

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