Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Prada and Prejudice

Prada & Prejudice

Prada and Prejudice

By Mandy Hubbard

Blurb:
Fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of real Prada pumps to impress the cool crowd on a school trip to London. Goodbye, Callie the clumsy geek-girl, hello popularity! But before she knows what’s hit her, Callie wobbles, trips, conks her head...and wakes up in the year 1815!
She stumbles about until she meets the kind-hearted Emily, who takes Callie in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. Sparks soon fly between Callie and Emily’s cousin, Alex, the maddeningly handsome - though totally arrogant - Duke of Harksbury. Too bad he seems to have something sinister up his ruffled sleeve...
From face-planting off velvet piano benches and hiding behind claw-foot couches to streaking through the estate halls wearing nothing but an itchy blanket, Callie’s curiosity about Alex creates all kinds of trouble.
But the grandfather clock is ticking on her 19th Century shenanigans. Can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, win a kiss from Alex, and prove to herself that she’s more than just a loud-mouth klutz before her time there is up?

 
Genres: YA, Chick-Lit, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humor, Retellings, Romance, Science Fiction
 
Published: June 11, 2009
 
Series: N/A
 
My Rating: 3 stars
 
 
I tried to like this one, I really did. And it was okay. But Callie was just such a twit!

I feel like what I am going to say has been said in a lot of other reviews already, but whatever. I'll write it anyway.

If Callie is a straight A student, and is supposed to be amazing in school, that would lead you to believe that she is great in history, right? And if you are great in history, you would know that it's nothing to get offended by if you aren't called a 'Lady', right? At least, in the 1800s it wasn't. But guess what Callie gets miffed about? Alex calling her a 'miss' and not a 'lady', that's what. It seems that throughout the book, Callie knows nothing about the 1800s. And it is completely annoying.

Also, she jumps to conclusions from snooping around where she isn't supposed to. I hate this kind of character. Like, "Oh, I found a letter. It's addressed to the Duke. I probably shouldn't open it...oops! OH MY GOSH HE HAS A SON WHAT THE HECK?! THAT SCUM" and then finds out...yeah, that was to his father, not him. -_-

The book was good for some light fluff reading. It wasn't terrible, though I'll admit this review may make Prada and Prejudice,/i> sound like it is. It's just a bit annoying at times, and I don't like annoying books. 

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