June 19, 2021

#BookReview: Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan






Synopsis: In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero—perfect for fans of My Lady Jane.

The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday.

Donning a mask, Prim escapes to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens for one wild night. When her cover is nearly blown, a mysterious stranger intercedes, and Prim finds an unexpected partner in mischief . . . and romance. But when it’s revealed her new ally isn’t who he says he is, her one night of fun may last past dawn.

In this frothy regency romp perfect for fans of Austen-esque flirtation and Shakespearean hijinks, sometimes a little scandal can be a good thing.



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Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: I love Sophie Jordan's stories but this one just didn't make the cut.  I want to say that I fell hard for it but sadly that just didn't happen. This story that was supposed to be a take on My Lady Jane did not have the humor, drive, or plot to make me love it.  I have to say that if you are looking for an amazing story about My Lady Jane check out the story with the title My Lady Jane from Hand, Brodi, and Meadows.  Those ladies did a wonderful job! 





From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-Entering into London society at the age of 16 is a rite of passage for every young woman of a certain social standing. However, for Prim, the youngest daughter in the Ainsworth family, her 16th birthday is ignored by her family so she takes the celebrations into her own hands. Accompanied by her best friend Olympia, the daughter of a popular songstress, Prim sets out for an evening of adventure at the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall. Prim gets more than she bargained for and is immediately plunged into an evening of adventure and mayhem. Losing sight of Olympia, Prim meets and quickly rescues the incredibly handsome and mysterious Jacob whom she suspects of being more than he appears. This romp through Regency London is a whimsical and turbulent roller-coaster of mishaps and misfortunes with an all-white cast, except Olympia who is described as having "light brown skin." VERDICT This is a must-purchase for any YA collection where historical fiction and romance is popular. Hand this to teens who binge-watched Bridgerton and need more from the ton.-Maryjean Riou, Hunterdon County Lib., Flemington, NJα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

"Exciting chases and near misses abound as Prim is dramatically rescued from several scrapes by a mysterious and exceedingly handsome stranger. Prim’s feminist spirit and determination to rise above her station will resonate with modern readers who feel trapped in difficult family situations. 'Cinderella' meets Pride and Prejudice, and the result is a delight." –Kirkus

"This romp through Regency London is a whimsical and turbulent roller-coaster of mishaps and misfortunes....This is a must-purchase for any YA collection where historical fiction and romance is popular. Hand this to teens who binge-watched Bridgerton and need more from the ton." –School Library Journal 

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s a New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling author of over thirty novels, including The Me I Meant to Be and Kissing Lessons. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality TV shows.
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