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First Line and First Impression Friday (3)

First Lines Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words and First Impression Friday is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin.

Here are the first lines of the book I am currently reading:

A Taylor Swift cover of “Last Christmas,” originally recorded by Wham! in 1986, strummed from the stereo of the sleek, black town car, where Darcy was sitting in the backseat.  Over the driver’s seat she could see Edward’s head bobbing up and down as they drove over the bumpy terrain, and it was somewhat of a comfort.

Do you know what book this is? Scroll down to find out!!

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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

by Melissa de la Cruz

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Goodreads | Amazon*

*Disclaimer: All Amazon Links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything through one of my links I will get a small commission! All the thoughts and opinions in this post are mine and in no way influenced by Amazon

Guys! You will be sooooo proud of me!!! I actually wrote down my first impression on Wednesday so it is my true first impression!!

First Impression (Wednesday): I have read the first 4 chapters and I am doing a buddy read with Mary @ Sophril Reads.  We are about 12% of the way done with the book. Here is our reading schedule:

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(That is Mary’s pretty penmanship not mine haha I don’t have pretty handwriting!)

First off, you can’t have a Pride and Prejudice re-telling that doesn’t start with “It is a truth universally acknowledged … ” It is just blasphemy. The whole tone of the book is already wrong!

The author did throw that line in eventually, so I guess that is better than nothing, but there was no reason not to have it as the first line!

Other than that, I am super intrigued.  I’m curious to see if Darcy comes off as standoffish when she is the main POV.  It seems like the author is going to try and keep the character personalities similar ish to the original characters? I’m excited to keep reading and see where this goes!!

Update from today (Friday): Ahhh how nice it was when I was young and naïve! Now that I am about 45% of the way through, I can’t believe I was so optimistic!  This book is turning out to be a failure and I would never in a million years call this a Pride and Prejudice retelling!  Just because the main character’s name is Darcy doesn’t make it Pride and Prejudice!!!

My second impression is bad, but I am going to finish it and see how it goes.  Hopefully it will get better, but I don’t have high hopes!! Keep an eye out for my review which will probably be next week some time!

What are you reading this week? Are you liking it?

16 thoughts on “First Line and First Impression Friday (3)

  1. I did not like this book as much I hoped I would. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the title and the character names, I’m not sure I would’ve even be able to tell this was supposed to be a re-telling. It is going to be a Hallmark Christmas movie, though, and I’m excited for that.

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    1. I think this book would have had better luck if it hadn’t been marketed as P&P because retellings have to meet a certain bar and this one definitely fell way short! I didn’t know they were making a movie and even tho I was super disappointed by the book I am kind of exited for the movie now 😂

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    1. You’ve never read any P&P retelling?!?!?! I LOVE P&P retellings haha. Off the top of my head The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was good and it was fun to watch the podcasts. Heartstone was also good because it had Dragons ❤ I also like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The Season was just ok, and Pride And Prejudice and Mistletoe was bad.

      As long as you don't go in with too high of expectations (nothing is ever going to be as good as the original!) then they can be really fun to read!

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      1. I did watch LBD, loveeeeeeeed it! I saw P&P&Zombies but I didn’t like the guy that played Darcy. I didn’t knew Heartstone, I’m going to check it out! I’ve also seen this book called Pride going around but I heard some mixed reviews.

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      2. Glad you loved LBD! 🙂 I was really good!! Of course the P&P and Zombies book is better than the movie 😉 I didn’t like the actor they chose for him either haha. Pride is on my TBR but I have also heard mixed reviews so am not in any hurry to get to it!

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