Saturday, November 9, 2013

{{Xpresso Boo Tours}} Blog Tour + Giveaway: ATTEMPTING ELIZABETH by JESSICA GREY

Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey
Publication date: January 24th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it. She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books. After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett.

One night at a party Kelsey meets handsome Australian bartender Mark Barnes. From then on, she always seems to run into him when she least expects it. No matter how Kelsey tries, she always seems to say the wrong thing.

After a particularly gaffe-filled evening around Mark, Kelsey is in desperate need of inspiration from Jane Austen. She falls asleep reading Darcy’s letter to Lizzy and awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place that looks and sounds suspiciously like her favorite book. Has she somehow been transported into Pride and Prejudice, or is it just a dream?

As Kelsey tries to discover what’s happening to her, she must also discover her own heart. Is Mark Barnes destined to be her Mr. Darcy? In the end, she must decide whether attempting to become Elizabeth is worth the risk or if being Kelsey Edmundson is enough.

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(* I received a ecopy of Attempting Elizabeth for this tour. I'm not a paid reviewer. These thoughts are my own.*)
*Few spoilers*

I give Attempting Elizabeth 3 stars. To me it just didn't seem to hit the right book spot for me.
 I did like it but not as much as I probably would have liked. Here are my reason:

What I liked:

The Story-line: Okay so the Story itself wasn't bad. It was actually fun Idea. It's about a girl name Kelsey who technically can jump into Pride and prejudice book and only that book. Once in the book the first few times she has to live the story or her day would start over ( kind of like the movie Groundhog Day)

The Characters: I did like the characters of the 'real' world when Kelsey wasn't in the P&P story.
The last book jump: I think by the end of the book it was starting to get good in the book world. I like when Kelsey and Matt are together in the book but
 I personally liked the story more before Kelsey jumped into the book.

What I didn't like

The first few book jumps:{Which is a big chunk of the book}

When Kelsey jumped into the book the first few times I found that I really wasn't connecting well with Kelsey or any of the other characters in the scene. It didn't seem to hold the right kind of attention with me. I found myself trying really hard to get through them. This is the main reason for the three stars. For me it was difficult to connect and read but for others it might not be.

If you do get the chance to read this book I would suggest you take a chance and try it out. It might be the book for you. For me it wasn't but I didn't hate it. My three stars are good three stars :) 


Jessica Grey is an author, fairytale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives in Montana with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing, perfecting the fine art of preschooler-wrangling, and drinking way too much caffeine.

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  1. Glad you liked it, Brenna! It sounds like a quick fun read. I haven't read P&P *gasp* I know I fail lol. But I still think I'd like this one :)

    1. I haven't actually read P&P but I love the movies. I have attempted to try and read it but can really get into the language. Maybe that is the reason why I couldn't be really captured by the jumping scene.Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thank you for the lovely review, Brenna.

    1. Welcome! Thanks for stopping by to read it! Means a lot to me. :)


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