Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Pages: 432
Source: by the publisher in exchange for honest review
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Darcy's as hot as he is talented...Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy's band into rock's newest bad boys. But they've lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match...
But she's about to rock his world...Enter Elizabeth Bennet, fiercely independent star of girl-band Long Borne Suffering. Elizabeth, her sister Jane, and friend Charlotte Lucas have talent to spare and jump at the opening band slot. Elizabeth is sure she's seen the worst the music industry has to offer. But as the days and nights heat up, it becomes clear that everyone is in for a summer to remember. --Goodreads
A modern-day Pride and Prejudice, where all the characters you know and love are rock stars.  When the band, Surly, need an opening act, their last chance turns them to the band, Long-Bourne Suffering.  Surly has a history of fame, drugs, and sex.  Rumors fly that they might bring their new opening act down with them.  Surly consisting of Richard and Darcy Fitzwilliam, and Charles Bingley, may be more than they seem that meets the public eye.  Long-Bourne Suffering seems to be able to take care of themselves, when led by Elizabeth Bennett, followed by Jane Bennett and Charlotte Lucas.  But when the girls get caught up in the other band’s life, they get a taste of more than just rising fame.  It is definitely correct that true love can always make great music.

I’ve read spin-offs of Pride and Prejudice before, but never quite like this and this one, by far, has to be one of the best.  Rigaud certainly puts a new story on things, which does not make it so predictable.  This is not the same story you know of Elizabeth Bennett and characters.  This story is so modernized, do you think Elizabeth is going to stand down when she hears people talking about her?  Of course not.  But, of course, fans of the classic will definitely not want to miss this one.  (Just look at that cover for details that you are going to miss if you miss out on this one.)

I loved the storyline.  Making the entire cast of characters all rock stars was such a clever idea.  It worked with every aspect of Jane Austen’s classic.  In comparison to Pride and Prejudice, it is an impressive new edition of the story that will rock your socks off.  But Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star works both ways.  You could spend the entire reading and comparing the classic or go into the novel blindly without any recognition of Pride and Prejudice and still love the book all the same.

Rigaud’s writing style kept me wanting more.  I felt like I was living the lives of Elizabeth and Darcy; it was so descriptive and breathtaking.  I loved how she took the reader to the world of two modernized-classic characters. 

I don’t want to give too much away, but I definitely do not have anything negative to say about this novel.  Go get a copy of this one, because you will devour Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star and love every minute.  This book will give you a reason to rock out with classic characters that have been transformed from prim and proper to zombie slayers to the most recent, rock stars. 

Rated R for adult content.

Cover: 5
Characters: 5
Writing Style: 5
Plot: 5
Ending: 4


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  1. When I saw the cover I was shocked. When I read the summery I was stuck between curiosity and horror. After reading your review I've come to the conclusion that this is a book that I HAVE to read :D