Netherfield Prep by Elizabeth Stevens
Published: April 6th 2017 by Sleeping Dragon Books
Read Date: April 29th 2017
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Netherfield Prep is modern reimagining of Pride & Prejudice.
Character Identification (If you have read Pride and Prejudice or already know the characters from the movie): Austin- Mr. Darcy; Lily- Elizabeth; Jackson (Jax)- Mr. Bingley; Anne- Jane; Kate and Gemma- Lydia and Kitty; Anders- Wickham
Blurb (in my words)–
Lily, after her mother’s death, joins Netherfield boarding school with her step-sisters, Gemma and Kate. On the first day of the school she meets ‘the famous’ Cooper twins- Austin (as everyone knows proud and conservative) and Jax (sweet and friendly). And as they say ‘first impression is last impression’, poor Austin gets the worst. Jax falls for Lily’s roommate Anne, while Lily and Austin are like — well you know how they were like in ‘Pride &Prejudice’- Austin tries to separate Jax and Anne, Lily very badly insults him all the time, Austin falls for her and tries to make everything right and then happily ever after. Ahh!! I just wrote almost whole story very boringly but trust me, you will like to read it in this book.
Though all characters, their nature and theme of the story were same to original one, this book was funny, light-hearted, and so lovely. I loved to read it more than pride & prejudice. Reading the story from the POV of both Lily and Austin was different and interesting. I liked the way name of places from the original one used in this book. Brotherly bond of Austin and Jax was awesome. Jax and Anne’s relationship was cute. Sarcastic and not-so=mannerly nature of Lily was all this book required to be liked. Exciting football match in the book was something new and refreshing, I loved that part. The way both boys proposed their girls was very romantic. End of the book was really sweet.
In short, this was lighter and funny version of the old, heavy, royal, mannerly, and serious pride & prejudice. This is ‘Pride & Prejudice’ story for younger generation.
Who should read it? As I said YA would love this version of Pride & Prejudice
(Note: I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to author. I am glad I got a chance to read this book.)
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