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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Book Review: The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer & Stephen Dyer

The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer & Stephen Dyer
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance/Retelling)
Date Published: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Viking Children's

She can score a goal, do sixty box jumps in a row, bench press a hundred and fifty pounds…but can she learn to curtsey?

Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, she’s got a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that’s before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl.

The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started. 

The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer & Stephen Dyer was such a fun and entertaining read. This is being marketed as a modern day Pride & Prejudice, and it's very obvious that the story follows Pride & Prejudice in many, many ways, but at the same time don't read this and expect an innocent Elizabeth Bennett type of a main character. Megan is fun, intelligent, independent, spunky, sarcastic, and many other entertaining and wonderful things, but an Elizabeth Bennett? She is not. That's okay though, because her character is amazing as she is. She'll definitely have you cringing one minute and in a fit of giggles the next. The things that she says, thinks, and does are hilarious. I loved her!  Andrew was closer to Mr. Darcy, but he wasn't even a total Darcy. He actually reminded me more of the Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary. Actually, Megan was more of a Bridget in many ways than an Elizabeth as well. The Season had some of the funniest quotes. Megan thinks the same way most of us do, except she says it out loud more often than not. She has no filter. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I read it way too fast, and was sad to see it end. I wanted it to keep going.

In a partnership exceeding twenty years, native Texans Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer have made lots of amazing things together: the films Hysteria and Away & Back; a cozy home in the mountains of Idaho; a pact to always look for the good in the world; two exceptional human beings who love reading, laughing and pie as much as they do; and a novel due for release this summer.  They hope to continue making things for as long as they can.

To learn more about Jonah Lisa Dyer & Stephen Dyer and their books, visit their website.You can also find them on Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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