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Emma + Elsie Meet Fitzwilliam Darcy

Emma + Elsie Meet Fitzwilliam Darcy - Maddy Raven, Monica Leonelle Oh dear. What did I just read?
This novel comes in at about 120 pages and it has so many characters. I couldn't keep track of them all. I just couldn't.

I was confused right from the beginning because the first chapter had a lot of characters. They weren't introduced and unfortunately I never felt like I got to know them at all.

As far as the storyline goes, I can't help but laugh. This book ends with two of the main characters having sex and while I'm not against explicit language in my books, this just felt vague. It made me question the whole premise of this book.

Now, I've never read [b:Pride and Prejudice|1885|Pride and Prejudice|Jane Austen|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320399351s/1885.jpg|3060926] and [b:Emma|6969|Emma|Jane Austen|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1373627931s/6969.jpg|3360164], but I'm familiar with the storyline in P&P. It wasn't hard to see this was a retelling; I mean, the title alone kind of gives that away. A lot of the names are from those two novels as well. It was a bit too obvious imo.

The writing style was fine, it was a quick and easy read, however, I think that the gossiping was too forced; no-one talks like that in the 21st century!

Overall this story just wasn't for me.