YA Bound Book Tours Presents: Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler. This tour will run from September 16th to September 26th.  Check out the blog tour schedule below:
Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition
Release Date: 09/16/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.
With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.
Enter Will, the new kid and Liza's Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF's ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what's a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother's copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It's too bad Austen's heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza's determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can't trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

My Thoughts
This teen themed trip through Austenland might best be described as Austen-lite.
While there are several Autenesque nods. (Names, references, quotes.)
This tale does a pretty good job of maintaining its very current, very present day, and very teenaged angst drama persona.
That being said...
The the waffling back and forth between Will and Ryan can be a bit grating on the old nerves after a moment.

All in all, this is a very fun and light not to Miss Austen, and a good reader for the younger teen.
Though female lead Liza's back story is one that lends itself to establishing an emotional connection between herself and the reader; there is not enough true grit there to stand against the frivolity of later situations.

This is easily a one sitting read, at a modest 200+ pages. Making it the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening.

About the Author
Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.
Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.
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Blog Tour Schedule:
September 16:
The Golden Mantle – Review
Books and Swoons - Review
Bad Bird Reads - Excerpt
September 17:
Rampant Readers – Excerpt
Mom With A Kindle - Spotlight
Scarlett's Book Blog - Promo Post
September 18:
September 19:
The Shadow Realm – Review
Crazy for YA - Excerpt
September 22:
Paperrdolls - Review
LibriAmoriMiei - Review
YA, YA, and More YA – Review
September 23:
The Cover Contessa - Excerpt
Cristi's Reviews - Review
Reading and Things - Review
September 24:
Wonderous Reviews  - Review
Pretty in Fiction - Review
Bitches n Prose  - Excerpt
September 25:
Refracted Light Reviews - http://refractedlightreviews.com - Review
Book Angel Booktopia - http://www.bookangelbooktopia.com - Review
WTF Are You Reading? - http://wtfareyoureading.com - Review
The Phantom Paragrapher -www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com – Review
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club -http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com – Review
Undercover Book Reviews -http://undercoverbookreviews.blogspot.com/ - Review
Books, books, and more books -http://deerereadergirl.wordpress.com - Review
Sizzling Hot YA Books - http://sizzlinghotyabooks.com - Promo Post
Book Briefs - http://bookbriefs.net - Review
My Not So Vacant Shelf - http://www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com - Review*
To Taste Life Twice - http://jamieadamswriting.wordpress.com - Review*
The Book Belles - http://www.thebookbelles.blogspot.com- Review*
My Devotional Thoughts - http://mydevotionalthoughts.net - Review*
ITIO Book Reviews - http://itiobookreviews.com – Promo Post*
The Bookworm Insider - www.thebookworminsider.blogspot.com - Review*
The Society - http://www.the-society.net – Review*
September 26:
Little Whimsy Books - http://littlewhimsybooks.tk - Review
Curling Up With A Good Book - http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com/ - Review
The Library Mistress - www.librarymistress.com - Review
My Crazy Corner - http://mycrazzycorner.blogspot.com/ - Review
The Book Tower - http://www.the-book-tower.blogspot.co.uk - Review
sweet treat reading reviews - http://strreviews.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post

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