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Dashed

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This was a cute YA modern retelling of characters from Sense and Sensibility. I thought it was a lot of fun to have it all take place on a cruise ship (I absolutely love cruises). It wasn’t overly deep; most of it revolved around Margaret trying to decide which sister she wanted to be like. However, it was a sweet read and now I want to watch the movie version of Sense and Sensibility again and swoon over the love stories.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy.

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I'm a sucker for a Jane Austen retelling, especially since I think Sense and Sensibility might be my favorite.

This one is told from Margaret's perspective, the youngest Dashwood sister. She doesn't get a huge role in the book, so that made things interesting. After the year where their father died, Marianne got her heart broken and that lead to a car crash that almost killed both Margaret and Marianne, she's sworn off love. No more being nonsensical.

Elinor and Edward are married, and he's the chaplain on a cruise ship. As a graduation present, Margaret gets to join them before she starts college. Then Marianne comes in announcing she's broken up with Brandon, the man who saved both Margaret and Marianne. Knowing she will need to take care of her sister, Margaret goes to create a summer of distraction for Marianne, only to find herself distracted.

Cute. I love Quain's Austen retellings and I'm here for them. Thanks, NetGalley!

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I received this young adult novel on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a cute and light summer read. Took a bit of time to get into it and the plot was far fetched but the main characters were likeable. Would recommend for teenage girls.

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This novel is a retelling of Jane Austin's Sense & Sensibility and it is incredibly relatable and fun to read. The protagonist is on a vacation and is constantly wondering if going through life with more sense is better or if feelings and sensibility should lead the way. The premise of the novel is very interesting and I found the novel to be incredibly relatable. Overall this was a super fun and intriguing read.

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Thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for an arc of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This was a fun contemporary take on Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. S&S, along with Emma, are my least favorite Austen works but when I heard the authors take on it … I knew I had to give it a try. This was cute, captivating, and a fresh new twist on the plot. I actually liked the main characters - I usually don’t - and loved Mags and Gabe. The setting was fun, the cruise ship crew were a delight, and I just had a blast reading this one. Even if you aren’t a sense fan like me, I think you should give it a try. It won’t disappoint!

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The contemporary spin on Sense and Sensibility was not what I was expecting to this about. I recognized the similarities, however, I am not super familiar with that. So differences aside, it's a very cute novel with underlying messages that a lot of people can take from. I don't think this is something I enjoyed personally but I can see the appeal for others.

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The writing itself is heavy on the internal monologue, which just isn’t for me. I’d see this solidly at 3-4 stars for the target audience.

Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for the ARC.

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Dashed, by Amanda Quain, is a modern spin on an Austen classic. The story is an easy YA, summer romance that will be a great addition to your beach read pile! Thanks, NetGalley and the publisher, for providing me with the ARC ebook I read and reviewed. All opinions are my own.

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This book was giving Suite Life on Deck realness. I loved the explorations the characters have on the cruise and the island but I wish we got a little more peak into the cruise ship. It felt like so much of the day to day was glossed over and days jumped around quickly. I like the tone that Margaret narrates in. Very colloquial and funny. Love her finding herself by acknowledging that she doesn’t have to take parts of personalities from those around her. She has such amazing connections with her brother in laws and strengthens her bonds with her sisters. I think it’s important to emphasize that family doesn’t have to only be blood to be loved. I liked the sweetness of her relationship with Gabe and how it’s a spin on the typical grumpy/sunshine. Overall it was a very cute summer romance but nothing that super wow’ed or surprised me.

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Very strong attempt at a modern spin on an Austen classic. Sometime I get annoyed by these types of books, but Quain really add a nice, YA spin to it. Def recommend to my local library.

Thank you to St. Martin's Press, Wednesday Books, and NetGalley for providing an eARC for an honest review.

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Very cute and quirky romance re-telling. I enjoyed this book as it made me laugh a few times. However, the pacing struggled a bit and I felt bored at times. I recommend for a quick read or something easy!

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When you need a great story with laughs and "awww" moments; look no further and blindly pick this up because this was so good! I devoured it.

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Dashed by Amanda Quinn is a story about family, sisterhood, and finding yourself. This Jane Austen "Sense & Sensibility" inspired novel was the perfect read to satiate my desire for summer! I enjoyed the dynamic between the three sisters and how Quinn wrote the quirks that often come from a sibling relationship. As a younger sibling myself, I found the main character Margret was relatable in her pursuit to find where she stood in her family dynamic as well as her goal of finding herself once she went to college.

If you're looking for a wholesome summer read, this is perfect!

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i had such a great time reading this book!! it was so fun. the characters were amazing and sweet and wonderful. it was just such a pure joy and i'm so very thankful to netgalley for letting me read this one early!!!

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Thank you @netgalley and @wednesdaybooks for the eARC of Dashed by @quainiac in exchange for an honest review!

📖📖 Book Review 📖📖 Dashed is an utterly adorable and fun read! This contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility is the gentle and frequent reminder to myself that I really do need to pick up that classic and read it. However, this seems like a wonderful homage and the perfect read for young adults or geriatric millennials like myself. Margaret is so excited for an amazing cruise with her laid back family members, the seas get rocky when her dramatic sister, Marianne crashes the vacation. Tropical adventure, family drama, the chance for love…and a storm on the horizon almost as threatening as Marianne’s presence- sign me up!

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I enjoyed the "living on a cruise" aspect of this. And I thought the writing was good. I just felt like I was missing something. Maybe it's because I've never read "Sense and Sensibility"?

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I went into this book looking forward to how it played off of Sense and Sensibility but the story was dragged out and caused me to lose interest several times during the read. It was a struggle to finish. I don’t know if a middle or high schooler would catch the Jane Austen connection or stay interested long enough to see how it ends. I did like how this is a “clean” book and isn’t overly sexualized.

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If you’re looking for a light version of sense and sensibility, look no further. Margaret Dashwood is intent on finding herself before she goes to college. Instead, her sister shows up unannounced to wreck havoc. The story required the reader to suspend the leaf on several fronts. It’s not like people can just show up and stay in the same room as you. As comedies, a little communication would go along way. But the story is OK and relatable.

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this was such a fun adaptation and anyone who knows me knows i love a good adaptation. the grief and loss and figuring out who you are in the aftermath was so beautifully done. and margaret and gabe were so cute from the get go.

though i must say edward might just be my favorite character in the whole book.

some places it felt like it took ages to get the story moving and the dynamic between the sisters felt extra stilted but overall the story was wonderful and i’d absolutely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a cute fun read.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC!

This was a fun retelling, and a fun romcom in its own right. I’m not sure it added much to the Austen-universe, but I have a hard time with most Austen Retellings because I love the originals so much. But this book stands on its own pretty well and was an enjoyable read.

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