Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Liam Darcy, I Loathe You by Heidi Jo Doxey

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Liam Darcy, I Loathe YouLiam Darcy, I Loathe You
(The Jane Journals of Pemberley Prep #1)
by Heidi Jo Doxey
YA Contemporary
Paperback, 192 Pages
May 12th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media


Lizzie, Nila, Alice, Cate, Vivian, and Fiona- six girls about to begin a writing assignment that changes everything. From cute crushes to dances and dresses, they're recording it all, and so is their teacher. This modern makeover of Jane Austen's beloved novels follows your favorite stories in a high school setting. Perfect for new fans and devoted Austenites alike!

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My Review

Liam Darcy, I Loathe You was a fun read! It took me a little bit to get all of the characters straight, but once I did it went really fast. In fact I'm a little disappointed that I have to wait for the next book even though I pretty much know the outcomes for the characters from reading the original books by Austen. The fun comes in the different setting and the way everything happens in this modern world. Plus, all the characters are together in the same two private high schools and so that gives everything some nice twists.

I liked these characters as teenagers and all together. It's interesting to see how they fit together and who end up being popular and sweet or popular and very not sweet and those who aren't in the popular group at all or are in the middle of the two. Could Darcy date someone other than Caroline or Lizzie? How about Henry with a different character from a different book? I'm glad things seem to be mostly consistent with the stories I know, but also fresh enough that it doesn't feel too close the originals. I mean Anne as a teacher along with Mr. Wentworth? That storyline has been very enjoyable. 

I wouldn't mind more than just the letters since I love banter, but it still works all in journal entries. I also would have liked the voices more distinct. I think for someone who isn't familiar with Austen that it might be tough to keep all the characters straight. It took some time in the beginning for me to keep them straight and I've read Austen and watched the theatrical adaptations multiple times. Having said that, it was a joy to read and to figure out who was who and how the relationships would form and develop. I'm still waiting to see what will happen...

If you're an Austen fan and/or enjoy books written through journal entries/letters than I'd definitely recommend grabbing Liam Darcy, I Loathe You. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Heidi Jo Doxey has written five books in the Tiny Talks series. She graduated from BYU with a BA in English and a minor in editing. When she’s not writing or reading, she loves riding her bike, going for walks, spending time with family and friends, and being outside. She currently lives in Utah, where she works in publishing, but she still calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. Heidi blogs at here and you can find more info about The Jane Journals here.


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