The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Format: I bought a copy from Barnes and Noble with my own money.
You can purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016VRFTME/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
In this hilarious reboot of Pride and Prejudice, Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams. When her Southern belle mother secretly enters her as a debutante for the 2016 deb season in their hometown of Dallas, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for.
Megan’s attitude swiftly gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, and she’s given a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsy like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that’s before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl.
The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started. Find out for yourself why this pitch-perfect blend of scandal, romance, and humor is being hailed as the best Austen adaptation since Clueless.
I was looking forward to the book so much. I’m not sure what exactly pulled me in, I think it’s because I am a Texan girl myself, and I just wanted to see what all the hype was about. A couple months prior to the release of the book, I saw a bunch of reviews popping up on a bunch of other blogs and I actually didn’t realize what the book was about until it was too late to get a review copy, so I kept putting it off until I finally gave in and bought the book.
I actually meant to post this review a couple weeks ago, but I kept having other posts and so this one get pushed back further and further. I’m I’m so happy that I finally have a chance to poth this review! Funny story, the book is set in Dallas and I was actually in Dallas when I bought this book.
This book didn’t exactly go the way I expected it to be. Like, I knew that it was a rewrite/rendition of Pride and Prejudice, but I had not read the book by Austen yet so I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I expected Megan’s twin sister to be a total beotch, but instead she was actually quite nice and caring. The same goes with the lady setting everything up, Ann. She turned to be super sweet and ugh, I just wanted to know more about her and where she comes from.
There was a lot of talking about the separation between the rich and the poor. I didn't particularly enjoy it, but it wasn't that bad.
This book ended up in a tornado of bad events happening, one after another. Megan is to total badass. I mean, she shows up to the introduction meeting, riding a bike and a ripped dress. Talk about first impressions. And then, she punched a guy in the face. (Like, wayyyy after the start of the book). That’s just insane! Also she’s such a great role model to the younger girls. They all look up to her and think that she’s absolutely amazing.
Oh the feels at the end of the book.The ending really changed the way I thought about the book. It wa absolutely amazing to see some of the characters completely evolve from how they were at the beginning; and see some of their real colors. Hank, the guy she thought she had fallen in love with, turns out to be on the ‘bad’ side, and was making up all the lies about Andrew Gage, another uber-successful business man, also on the available list. Also Andrew’s sister turned out to be quite the influence, after being able to share her knowledge on certain aspects.
To be honest, I never really like Hank, I had the feeling that he was in for another motive, his eye on the bigger prize. Also the minute Tyler was introduced, it seemed like he was going to be the one that ended up giving them problems.
I know that this review is super vague, but I really don’t want to give away too much. It’s a fabulous book, and the writing is super unique. I recommend the book to older teens, as there are some underage drinking, sexual content, and other things that would not be suitable for younger audiences. It’s a fresh twist to other books out there and I really enjoyed it.
Overall, I give the book a 8/10 (4/5 stars). I recommend the book to people who want to read a modern version of Pride and Prejudice, set in modern day Dallas. I liked how the Texan tradition was incorporated into the writing. The writing is so amusing, and I never thought that I’d love it so much.
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