Friday, 22 April 2011

Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen

Falling in Love with English Boys
Melissa Jensen
[December 23, 2010]
Speak

Sixteen-year-old Catherine Vernon has been stranded in London for the summer—no friends, no ex-boyfriend Adam the Scum (good riddance!), and absolutely nothing to do but blog about her misery to her friends back home. Desperate for something—anything—to do in London while her (s)mother’s off researching boring historical things, Cat starts reading the 1815 diary of Katherine Percival her mom gives her—and finds the similarities between their lives to be oddly close. But where Katherine has the whirls of the society, the parties and the gossip over who is engaged to who, Cat’s only got some really excellent English chocolate. Then she meets William Percival—the uber-hot descendant of Katherine—and things start looking up . . .

This book was fabulous and funny and adorable.

I loved the mix of history and modern times. It kind of reminded me of Revolution in that aspect, but this was a lighter version. And it's England, not France. Both the Katherine and Cat had these fascinating stories and I wanted more of both as I read. I'd start reading Cat's and wanted Katherine's, then I'd get to Katherine's and want Cat's.

I loved the romances developing in both stories. They were both totally adorable, though somewhat predictable. William was so sweet and wonderful to Cat. I don't remember Katherine's as well because I read the book like a month ago, but I remember loving the story.

Cat can be a bit annoying and shallow at times, but there was always Katherine's story to balance it out. And Cat develops a lot as a character throughout the novel and becomes far more manageable. 

Overall, it's a cute, fun read. Not the best book I've ever read and not mind blowing, but as long as you take it as it is, it's really enjoyable.

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a really cute fun read. I've added it to my TBR list, thanks for sharing about it!

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  2. Thanks for your review .. This book has been in my wishlist for a long time .. your review is the first I read though =) So thank you very much !! It sounds very cute and I really like the cover so I'll probably buy this one soon !

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