Even before The Romance Diaries: Ruby hits the shops, there’s already some great reviews out there. Australian Bookseller and Publisher called it a ‘fun, fast-paced and modern read for lovers of the Clueless style of Jane Austen updates,’ and a Goodreads review said that:
‘Ruby, the narrator, was seriously awesome. The book is her diary, and it really sounds like the rambly, sometimes over-enthusiastic diary of a teenager. Zounds! The writing is easy and fast to read, full of (Aussie!) slang, there are lots of Capitals to Emphasise Important Things, and lots of hyperactive run-on sentences which suddenly end in ALL CAPS BECAUSE OM TO THE G.Ruby is a little match-maker, who likes sticking her nose into everyone else’s business, and who thinks some things through *really* thoroughly, while other things she doesn’t think through at all. She’s a lovely character, just so full of energy and sunshine! And she’s a huge reader too, yay!
Definitely worth a read if you want something light and fluffy that will make you giggle out loud a ton :)’
Ruby′s worried that her friends keep making the same mistakes when it comes to romance. Then she develops a theory: most girls go for either a ′Jane Austen′ guy (funny, sweet, caring) or a ′Jane Eyre′ guy (dark, brooding, serious) — when really they should be dating the exact opposite!
But when Ruby puts her theory into practice, the results don′t exactly go to plan … And if she′s so smart about love, how come she can′t figure out who′s been sending her all the flirty emails and flowers?
I’m Jenna Austen. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved reading and writing. Especially the kinds of stories that end with happily-ever-afters. And I adore a good romance – I’ve read EVERY Jane Austen novel ever written. In fact, as she’s One of the Greatest Writers To Have Ever Lived, I used to wish I was related to her. (I’m not – I’ve checked. Curses!) But I don’t mind at all if you want to call me ‘Jane Austen’s Little Sister’ 😉
So yeah, big news: I’m just so stoked that the first of my books, The Romance Diaries: Ruby, is going to be out soon! Yep–its official release date is New Year’s Day 2013, but you’re going to see it in the shops before Christmas! And it just looks so so cool..