Friday, July 8, 2011
Book Review #1215
Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Rating: two stars (out of four)
The first couple of chapters had me laughing out loud at the witty banter and I was excited to read what else was in store. Unfortunately, the story didn't live up to those first chapters. I liked that it was a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility, but sometimes the characters got on my nerves. I thought the interaction between the sisters was a little too dramatic, I wasn't sure how they functioned if there main relationship was Not Getting Along All The Time. I wanted the younger sister to grow up. I wanted the older sister to chill out. There was definitely some drama going on in this book.
S P O I L E R W A R N I N G
I was also surprised with the ending. I felt like it was a little rushed and I was a little weirded out with how the relationships played out. I didn't feel like there was enough development for things to end like that and I was disappointed.
E ND O F S P O I L E R
All in all, it was a fairly enjoyable read, there were some parts that I felt were unrealistic and forced, but it was interesting to see how the author interpreted this classic into a modern story. I might recommend if you were a big fan of Austen retellings, but if you're looking for a fun and light-hearted read, I'd pass on this novel.