Snark and Circumstance (Snark and Circumstance #1)
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One superior smirk from Michael Endicott convinces sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett that the Devil wears Polo. His family may have founded the postcard-perfect New England town they live in, but Georgia’s not impressed. Even if he is smart, good looking, and can return Georgia’s barbs as deftly as he returns serves on his family’s tennis courts. After all, if Michael actua...more
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Published February 5th 2013 by Swoon Romance (first published February 4th 2013)
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Jessica Brooks
(This review first posted at Afterglow Book Reviews)

4.5 stars

Example: He shakes his head and his mouth is quirked at one corner. I can't tell if he thinks I am sort of amusing or truly pathetic. It's especially hard to tell because we are both looking resolutely at the teacher so she can't accuse us of not paying attention. We talk out of the sides of our mouths, like gangsters in those old movies my dad likes to watch.

I wasn't sure what to expect from Stephanie's Snark and Circumstance (ebook)...more
Valerie
I'm hoping that this is the first part of an ongoing story; a short 48 page novella, this story really only gives us a taste of these characters.

Georgia is a little pushy in her vegan believes and I had a hard time really liking her. She doesn't have a teenage voice to me. While I can really see the vegan teenager, I just felt like her struggle to make friends sounded more like an adult trying to relate to teens. We are told that she has struggled with making friends in the past to the point th...more
Mackenzie
It should have been one book but it was still pretty good. I'm a fan of Jane Austen and Jane Austen retellings so keep that in mind. However, aside from feeding my Jane Austen craving, I thought the characters were well developed, the story had enough happening that my interest was peaked throughout all 4 volumes, and the overall writing style was smooth and easy to read. Georgia, the Elizabeth-like character, was occasionally a bit over-zealous with her veganisms but that was kind of the point....more
Reeses
Originally posted: Snark & Circumstance Review

Georgia Barrnett doesn't fit in at school. On a promise to her mom before the first day of school she has to try this year to make some friends. Too bad in her first class she meets Michael Endicott a polo wearing new kid who insists he needs a specific seat or else. When she gets partnered up with him in bio and tells him that she can't do the dissection he becomes even more aggravating.

Now weeks into school and still finding Michael the bane of...more
Dani
Maybe it’s the 200th anniversary, my new-found addiction to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, or my long-standing crush on Colin Firth that was eternally cemented the first time I ever watched the BBC version (Episode four? Yeah, you get me.), but I have been borderline obsessed with Pride & Prejudice as of late. More than usual, anyway. So when I found out that Stephanie Wardrop’s Snark & Circumstance is the latest, greatest retelling of this ever-so-wonderful story, I pretty much leapt at the...more
Kate (VerbVixen)
I love Jane Austen. I had all of her works by the time I was 16 and have been a constant fan ever since. When the chance to read Snark and Circumstance popped up, I knew it would be a good fit for me. I love Wardrop’s fresh take on Austen and while I was frustrated that I will have to wait a bit for the next installment, I actually do appreciate the series aspect. To explain—-the book is being released as a serial ala Jane Austen style. I love this return to the way these books were originally r...more
Sarika Patkotwar
In 2012, I read a lot of short stories and novellas that ended up adding many books to my read shelf by means of which I overdid my reading goal. Then when the blog came up, these type of books took a backseat until I won author Stephanie Wardrop's books Snark and Circumstance and Charm and Consequence in a giveaway. The author and I had a fun time chatting till the time the books got to me.
So anyways, to the book. Unlike most readers, I do enjoy reading short stories but like most of them, I f...more
Kim
Find this review and more on my blog...



“Maybe that’s why he comes across as Mr. Glacier sometimes. He’s hard to take at times, but he’s not a bad person, even if Michael and I do come from different solar systems. Whole other galaxies. But sometimes, galaxies collide. Hard.”

The review for this novella is going to be short and sweet – just like it was. I read this one and the next two novellas in the series in a matter of a couple hours, in preparation for an upcoming blog tour for the thir...more
Rachael Woohoo
[3/5]

Check out a short character quiz for the novella here! ^__^

Usually, I love reading novellas, but at the same time, I don’t. This is because while I love the amount of excitement or entertainment I can get from the amount of reading I have to do, but I’m still hungering for more of the characters and storyline I experience from it. When I was reading SNARK AND CIRCUMSTANCE, it was about the same case – it was short and sweet, but I still felt like I wanted to read more about Georgia and Mich...more
Alisa
Cute short (emphasis on short) story... this is actually the first installment of this story. I think I would have enjoyed this version more if we had the whole story instead of an installment. I don't love the characters enough to continue the story in the next book, but if it had all been in one book then by the end of the book the characters may have grown on me more!

Georgia Barrett is a vegan who refuses to dissect a worm for Biology. She misses her best friend in Colorado, but is finally ma...more
Kimberly
It felt incomplete especially as it's advertised as a novella (five chapters.) I wouldn't even call this a novella, more of a 'chapter' that has become popular, as in those the story continues from one to the next.
Kathy Ann
3.5 stars. Cute but it left me feeling like there should have been a little bit more of a well rounded short story. This is more like part 1 of a serial.
Maggie
I've enjoyed the novellas in this series, but they really need to be combined into one book.
Sarah
This was a fun read and cute twist on Pride and Prejudice. I won it in a giveaway and read it the next day! Its perfect for when you want light entertainment. I plan on reading the rest of the novellas.
S.T. Bende
This Jane Austen-inspired Novella put a fun twist on the old classic. Georgia's awesomely snarky voice was reminiscent of Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries series, and it was neat to see Ms. Wardrop's characters go through the (high school) trials of the Bennett sisters. I'm excited for the second novella to come out soon!
Veronica Bartles
I love that everything isn't easily wrapped up in a neat bow by the end of this novella. Because real life is never neat and easy like that. But now, I'm anxious. I have to read the next installment!! :D
Madison
liked it, did have some PG-13 moments (Swearing, drugs, etc.), but other wise, cute.
Huong
Semi-cute of a read, but not sure if I'm riveted enough to continue...
Chris
Loved it. Awesome characters. Fast read, I want more!!
Labry
As only Georgiana could say it, she's the smartass.
Alice
Very short, but cute.
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“He shakes his head and his mouth is quirked at one corner. I can't tell if he thinks I am sort of amusing or truly pathetic. It's especially hard to tell because we are both looking resolutely at the teacher so she can't accuse us of not paying attention. We talk out of the sides of our mouths, like gangsters in those old movies my dad likes to watch.” 2 likes
“Your powers of observation are formidable," Michael says and Darien giggles behind one perfectly manicured hand, like some sort of preppie geisha.” 1 likes
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