Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (77): The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser comes from The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick. It's a companion novel to the YouTube series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. If you haven't watched that, it's awesome and you should! But also, this book was pretty adorable. If you're a lover of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this is a must read!

He frowned at us from beneath this ridiculously hipster newsboy cap. Although I can't even be sure it was a frown now. From what I saw of him that evening, his face just stays that way.

{The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, 6%}

It's not that heavy."

"Which is why I offered," Darcy said, with what might have actually been a smile. "If it weighed a ton, you'd have been on your own.

{The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, 78%}

Synopsis of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet:

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie—who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman—was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet provides more character introspection as only a book can, with revelatory details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie’s special relationship with her father, untold stories from Netherfield, Lizzie’s thoughts and fears about life after grad school and becoming an instant web celebrity.

Written by Bernie Su, the series’ executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, the novel features a journal-entry format and design, complementing the existing web series, while including plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like it’s never been done before.

For more about The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet check out these sites!


Watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries HERE!

*All quotes are taken from an uncorrected ARC. Quotes may not match the finished copy.*

1 comment:

  1. I watched the first few videos once but it didn't suck me in. Maybe I'd like the book better. I like the second quote :)


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