I am a huge fan of Jane Austen novels so when I saw this was coming out I knew I simply had to read it! It’s not a retelling exactly and Jane Austen and her novels are frequently talked about throughout the book as Lady Victoria Aston aspires to be strong-willed and witty like some of Austen’s heroines.
The backstories of the characters were well done and does much to explain how they are when we meet them. A lot of work was done to make this novel historically accurate when it comes to much of the plotline. Including things like arranged marriages, divorce, social standings, and gender roles.
If you’re a fan of Jane Austen and enjoy the YA genre, this definitely a book you should pick up! It’s easily become one of my top favorites of this month.