Monday, January 10, 2011

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg + Giveaway!

Summary/Cover Image from Author's Website:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious, very wealthy, girls-only Longbourn Academy are suddenly obsessed with the prom, which they share with the nearby, equally elitist, all-boys Pemberley School. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on scholarship, isn't exactly interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be-especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.

Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance, but less than impressed by Will Darcy, Charles's friend, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk—so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?

Will Lizzie’s pride and Will’s prejudice keep them apart? Or are they a prom couple in the making?

Ever since Elizabeth Eulberg's fun and girl-empowering debut The Lonely Hearts Club, I've been eager to read more books by her, including her newest release Prom and Prejudice. Luckily enough, Prom and Prejudice is no sophomore slump for Ms. Eulberg. Quite the opposite, in fact, because not only is Prom and Prejudice sweet, heart-warming, and witty fun, but it's even better than The Lonely Hearts Club!

After a horrible first semester, Lizzie Bennett has finally come to terms with the fact that she just can't fit into the prestigious, girls-only Longbourn Academy. Longbourn Academy is a school for wealthy, mostly pompous trust-fund babies, which is something Lizzie just isn't. But, yet again, that's okay because she has her best friend Jane and major talent with the piano. Though, everything changes when Darcy, the charming yet snobby and full-of-himself best friend of Jane's crush Charles, walks into her life. At first sight, Lizzie puts Darcy aside as yet anther jerk, but, as the novel progress, she begins to wonder if there's more to him then meets the eye. Will Darcy and Lizzie come to terms? Better yet, will they see how perfect they are for each other? And how about Jane, will she end with her crush as well? Only time will tell this enchanting read perfect for any snowy afternoon by the fire.

One of the big things I always love about Eulberg's books is that she creates strong and intelligent female protagonists, ones who don't instantly fall in love with a guy they barley know or do ridiculous stuff, because when it comes down to it, those kind of characters are ones I think teens, like myself, have an easier time relating to. Luckily, Lizzie and her friend Jane are the perfect examples of this. Both are smart, witty girls who I had a blast reading about, especially when the charming yet pompous Darcy was involved, as well as Jane's sweet Charles.

While the plot of this is predictable, it didn't detract from the overall story one bit, because sometimes a nice, breezy read is just what you need. I thought Elizabeth did a great job of incorporating aspects of Pride and Prejudice into this, as well as creating the perfect amount of believable tension between Lizzie and the typical snobby Longbourn girl. I also loved how she constantly had me torn over if one particular character was good or bad. Which character is it, you may ask? Well, you'll just have to find out, and it's not the predictable choice.

In all, Prom and Prejudice is yet another enchanting and adorable read by Ms. Eulberg, one I highly recommend to girls (or even boys) who enjoyed The Lonely Hearts Club, as well as Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen books.

Grade: A+

Prom and Prejudice is now out! To find out more about Prom and Prejudice, as well as Elizabeth, be sure to check out her website here, as well as her Facebook page here.
Source: Chelsy at Big Honcho Media/ Publisher

Book Trailer:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before making a career in the New York City book biz. She is also the author of The Lonely Hearts Club and lives outside of New York City. Learn more at

*You can also find her here on her Facebook page.*

Now the part you've been waiting for...the giveaway!

Thanks to Chelsy at Big Honcho Media and Scholastic, I have two copies of Prom and Prejudice up for grabs for two US readers.

Here are the official rules:

~ Must be 13 years or older to enter.
~ Open to US residents only.
~ Must fill out form to be entered.
~ This contest will close on January 31, 2011!


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like I'm the first to enter! :)

  2. Yes, this might be a predictable plot--but it sounds like it delivers exactly what I want it to! P&P is my favorite book of all time, so bring on more, I say! Can't wait to read--thanks for hosting the contest!

  3. Yay, I'll definitely pick up my copy soon!

  4. I thought The Lonely Hearts Club was really cute, so I'm excited to read this one too! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

  5. Can't wait to read this. I loved The Lonely Hearts Club and I'm sure this will be just as good :)

  6. I've heard only good things on this one and I am super excited to get my hands on it. Awesome review and thanks so much for a chance to win it :)

  7. I love the books that center on Pride and Prejudice! I am taking a Jane Austen Class this semester, and I already love her so i know it will be great. This book sounds fabulous! I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice and zombies so you know im in the laughing mindset!:)

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the title of this book :)


  9. I really love the look of the book trailer. It's really well done! And you seem to have really enjoyed the book - I can't wait to read it.


  10. I loved TLHC so I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the contest!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway. This one is on my TBR list.

  12. Lauren, I love your background for the form. Pretty....

  13. I really want to read this book! I love Austen's novels & have been looking for more modern versions of the stories.

  14. I'm a big fan of anything related to Jane Austen and this looks really cute. Can't wait to read it.

  15. I saw this book on the shelf just after Christmas and I've been wondering if it was any good. Yours is the 3rd good review of it.....I can't wait to read it.

  16. I loved The Lonely Hearts Club and this sounds just as good. Glad you liked it!

  17. Can't wait for this one. I love Pride and Prejudice and pretty much every rendition. This one looks awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway, great review too!

  18. Not only do I have to get my hands on a copy of The Lonely Hearts Club, but it looks like I'm going to have to read Prom and Prejudice too. Great review!

  19. Ooh, I do like romances that are slow building and not Romeo and Juliet ridiculousness

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    Loving the Reviews Challenge

  20. I really want to read this book

  21. Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance
    Bring romance on!

  22. I have always wanted to finish reading PRIDE &PREJUDICE and finish watching the movie with Kiera Knightly. This sounds like a fun contemporary adaptation.

  23. The book sounds great. It sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. I have really been wanting to read this and am glad to see how much you enjoyed it! Great review and thanks for the giveaway! :D



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...