Title: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
ARC received through NetGalley.
Pride and Prejudice is such a classic novel, and one of my favorites, so I was really excited to read a gender-swapped modern day version of the story. However, there were a few things about this book that kept me from really enjoying it.
My biggest issue was the main character, Darcy Fitzwilliam. I appreciate the author’s attempt to create a character who was a self-reliant, successful, confident woman but she came across as insensitive and unlikable and my opinion never changed even after her “growth” as a character. I also though the story felt a bit rushed which made it lack the emotional depth I was hoping for in a Pride and Prejudice retelling.
There were a few minor continuity issues but I think those were due to the fact that I was reading an ARC and hopefully they were fixed for publication. Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe was a quick and easy read, but I found it a bit lacking in comparison to what I had been expecting.