Happy Pub Day Tuesday! I have a new review for you today: Accomplished by Amanda Quain.
Thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for this free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. This book is out today, 7/26!
This is a book that I kept putting down not because it wasn’t good or I didn’t like it, but because I was regularly stressed for main character Georgie. I’m so happy that I pushed through and finished it though, because I really liked it and the ending made me swoon with all the cute, gooey, happy feels.
This is somewhat of a take on Pride and Prejudice, but with Georgiana Darcy in the lead role instead of Darcy and Elizabeth…but don’t worry, they are there too! This has coming-of-age vibes and the YA joy of starting to figure out your place in the world. Be aware–Georgie is dealing with a lot of emotional trauma in this story that can be hard to read at times. Other students are mean to her, her brother is intense, and not many seem to actually want to listen to her tell her story, which she accepts as what she thinks she deserves thanks to all of the emotional trauma. Oh, and there’s Wickham, who is very classically Wickham (cue eye roll).
It was lovely to read along while Georgie grows and finds herself. The warm and fuzzies at the end felt earned, but with the understanding that all of the characters still have some growing to do. If you are someone who needs to read anything remotely related to Jane Austen’s works, this is for you. If you are a fan of contemporary YA, you might enjoy this! Honestly, it’s kind of worth it to get a frat boy Bingley with a heart of gold.