Monday, December 21, 2015

YA Recommendations based on Jane Austen’s Works

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Are you a fan of Jane Austen? Do you love re-tellings of her works? I DO. I am always on the lookout for them since her books feature some of my favorite romance tropes so I decided to put together a post featuring some re-tellings I’ve read and some that I hope to get around to reading!

YA Recommendations Based on Jane Austen Titles

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Have you read any of these? Do you have any recommendations of your own? Let us converse about the amazingness of  Mr. Darcy books.


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Rashika has been tired since 2013. There are very few things that spark joy for her besides a nice cup of tea, warm, baked goods, good books and good TV shows. She is here to pile onto your giant TBRs and to-watch lists. Offer her a cookie and she might be nice to you.

15 Responses to “YA Recommendations based on Jane Austen’s Works”

  1. Agnieszka

    Thank you so much Rashika. Since Persuasion is my most favorite of Austen’s books I love everything connected to this one and I never heard of the four books your mentioned so it feels like heaven 🙂

    The only one Austen re-teling I read this year was: Most Truly by Reina M. Williams. It’s not really YA but a P&P variation novella – Kitty and Colonel Fitzwilliam’s story 🙂

    • Rashika

      Pride and Prejudice is my fav but Persuasion has my favorite trope so I LOVE reading re-tellings of Persuasion! SO MUCH SWOON. I am so so happy I could help make your TBR pile bigger 😉

      Also gonna check out the book you mentioned!

  2. Morgan @ Gone with the Words

    I LOVED First & Then, it was such a great homage to Jane Austen and had fun P&P references! And I really loved For Darkness Shows The Stars, it was so cool to pick out the Persuasion parallels in a completely different setting.

    Retellings are my fave! There’s a book coming out in April that I want to read called Eligible: a modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice.

    • Rashika

      I still haven’t read First & Then BUT PLAN ON FIXING that since I’ve been eyeing the book since before it came out. It makes me so happy to hear about all the fun P&P references.

      RIGHT? For Darkness Shows Us Stars was such an amazing book. Most of the re-tellings I’ve read tend to be contemporary so to read a sci-fic re-telling was amazing. Also the way the author wrote the romance, SLAYED my feels. It’s been so long since I’ve read the book and thinking about it still makes me all gooey inside

      I haven’t heard of that one, but adding it to the TBR ASAP.

  3. Nori

    I love Jane Austen and all the retellings. I need to read First and Then. And I adored For Darkness Shows the Stars.

    So these aren’t re-tellings, but they make for great, fluffy read-a-likes: Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot and Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot. I believe they are the author’s only historical romances (at least under the name Meg Cabot). I re-read them like I do Pride and Prejudice.

    Also, there’s Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
    And The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su

    • Rashika

      I found out a while ago (while casually hanging around on Meg Cabot’s GR page) that she wrote a bunch of HRs in the late 90s early 20s under a different pen name! I haven’t read the ones you suggested but have wanted to read them FOREVER so gonna do that next year since Meg Cabot is one of my fav authors EVER. I ALSO added keeping the Castle to my tbr :DD (And The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennett has been there forever since I LOVED The Lizzie Bennett Diaries)