Snark and Circumstance by Stephanie Wardrop
Series: Snark and Circumstance #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Format: eARC, 45 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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 actually thinks she refuses to participate in lab dissections just to mess with his grade, he’s a little too sure that he’s the center of the universe. Could there be more to Michael Endicott than smirks and sarcasm? If Georgia can cut the snark long enough, she just might find out.
In Review: My Thoughts
“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 third book.
“As a vegan, I am committed to nonviolence, in all aspects of life. But I’d really like to kick Michael Endicott in the shins right now.”
At 45 pages, this is a very short novella. But, it was incredibly entertaining. I was sucked right into the story. Georgia was your typical teenage, vegan girl. She’s lab partners with Michael Endicott, who is rich, smart and good-looking. His family has a rich history in the town in which they live. He’s just recently returned to public school after being kicked out of the prep school he was attending. Everyone has their own take on why he was kicked out, but Georgia doesn’t care. She just wants to get through this class without dissecting anything that was once living. It’s a point of contention for them and it puts a strain on their partnership. Can they find a common ground and make this work? Only time will tell!
“Dealing with him is like chipping away at a brick wall with a plastic spoon. At the end of a day, you think you’ve made progress. But when you look at it later, the wall seems thicker than ever.”
While incredibly short, even by novella standards, I feel like this book did its job. I didn’t want to stop reading it. The characters were likable and I’m excited to get another dose of them – and hopefully some answers – in the next book. I was disappointed when I came to the end of this one – fortunately, I had the second novella, Charm and Consequence, all queued up and ready to go. You’ll want to do the same.