Unmarriageable

Unmarriageable

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry?until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to ma...

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Title:Unmarriageable
Author:Soniah Kamal
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07CKG686Z
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Unmarriageable Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Dec 05, 2018
    This latest of the many, many cash-ins on Pride and Prejudice was, unlike most of them, pretty entertaining. The twist here is that the story is set in Pakistan circa 2000, which seems to map well over the confining atmosphere of gentry England circa 1800. Unlike the Curtis Sittenfe...
  • Kathleen Flynn
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was really delightful. I was often reminded of Curtis Sittenfeld's "Eligible" as I read this: another one-word title, another close and amusing retelling of "Pride and Prejudice." For me, Eligible's biggest problem lay in how hewing to the plot required the characters to do thi...
  • Laurel
    Jan 10, 2019
    Unmarriageable?s premise and opening chapters were immediately promising. Kamal had converted Austen?s Pride and Prejudice characters into clever doppelgangers of her Regency equivalents: the Bennet family became the Binats with sisters Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia becom...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 30, 2019
    4.5 stars I am a huge Jane Austen fan so as soon as I saw this book I knew I had to read it. Soniah Kamal has crafted a fabulous tale that is true to Jane Austen and infused with Pakistani culture and history, particularly the effects of British colonialism. The parallels to Pride...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 25, 2018
    Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen's famed Pride and Prejudice, only this time it's set in Pakistan during the years 2000 and 2001. The classic plot line is followed meticulously and each familiar character is effortless to identify. But the best thing about this retelling is...
  • Ellie
    Mar 16, 2019
    The subtitle of this book is "Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan" and that's exactly what it is. Following its model closely, this book is a retelling of Austen's classic modernized and set in a fictional small town in Pakistan. The book is interesting because of both its similarities...
  • Liz
    Dec 17, 2018
    ?It is a truth universally acknowledged that a girl can go from pauper to princess or princess to pauper in the mere seconds it takes for her to accept a proposal.? Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite book of all time. So, I am a sucker for all ?sequels?, takeoffs, e...
  • Milena
    Dec 04, 2018
    Unmarriageable is Pride and Prejudice retelling set in modern day Pakistan. I found the updated setting interesting but overall I was mostly bored while reading this book. I thought that beyond an interesting new setting, modern-day Pakistan instead of Regency England, there was nothin...
  • Susan Johnson
    Sep 02, 2018
    What a delightful version of Pride and Prejudice told in modern day Pakistan. The delightful Binat family had a change in fortunes and have had to relocate with their five daughters to Dilipibad, Pakistan. Because of their reduced circumstances the two oldest daughters, Jena and Alys, ...
  • Julie
    Sep 14, 2018
    Out-freaking-standing!!! READ THIS BOOK!! I'd love to share my review here, but it is an assigned book and the review will be copyrighted. However, I can not recommend this book highly enough. If you love Pride & Prejudice you will love this rendition set in modern day Pakistan....
  • Larry H
    Feb 11, 2019
    Between 3 and 3.5 stars. There's that classic line from the song "Beauty and the Beast" which goes, "Tale as old as time..." It signifies a story that's been heard so many times throughout the ages, although it may take on slightly (or drastically) different forms each time you hear...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    Jan 06, 2019
    ????? / 5 Yesss you guys! I love a good Pride and Prejudice retelling, and Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal is one of the best ones I have read yet. What it's about: Set in modern day Pakistan, the Binat family has lost their good reputation and none of their 5 daughter...
  • Christina
    Feb 23, 2019
    Seldom, very seldom, does a book resonate with me so personally that the story lingers, follows me for days. I have been thinking about ?Unmarriageable? for a few days now and believe it to be a formidable ?Pride and Prejudice? reimagining in the cornucopia that is present day ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Oct 10, 2018
    On sale now! A Pakistani retelling of Pride and Prejudice? And by an author born in Pakistan? Sign me up! 3.75 stars. It's not perfect, and often it follows the original P&P plot a little too closely, especially with the characters' names and some famous lines and scenes from P...
  • Anum Shaharyar
    Feb 07, 2019
    ?It is a truth universally acknowledged that hasty marriages are nightmares of bardasht karo, the gospel of tolerance and compromise, and that it?s always us females who are given this despicable advice. I despise it.? I was cautious before I could even properly decide how I f...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Feb 21, 2019
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Okay, maybe that?s a bit of an exaggeration, but I have read it a crapton, buy every copy I see at thrift stores and read every retelling/variation I can get my hands on. From general modernizations to gender flips...
  • Kate Olson
    Jan 20, 2019
    [@randomhouse #partner] ? ?.....it is a truth universally acknowledged, Alys suddenly thought with a smile, that people enter our lives to recommend reads.? Brava, Soniah Kamal ?? I will fully admit that Jane Austen?s P&P isn?t my very favorite book of all time,...
  • Book Worm
    Mar 27, 2019
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband. A riveting take on a cherished classic. Tuck in with a cup of tea and enjoy :) ...
  • Mónica BQ
    Mar 11, 2019
    3.5 stars rounded up It is a truth universally acknowledged that "Pride and Prejudice" holds a special place in the hearts of about a fourth of the world's population. Including mine. Unmarriageable is a fantastic book that sets the entire story of Elizabeth Bennet in modern da...
  • Mackey
    Jan 22, 2019
    Unmarriageable, as many no doubt know, is an entertaining re-telling of Jane Austen?s Pride and Prejudice ? with a twist. If you are familiar with the original Austen story, then the premise of Unmarriageable will be familiar to you; it is, in fact, the same. The difference, and...
  • Meredith
    Jan 13, 2019
    4.5 stars I absolutely ADORED this book! ?It was a truth, universally acknowledged, ? that people enter our lives in order to recommend reads.? Unmarriageable is a charming retelling of Pride and Prejudice that takes place in Pakistan the early 2000's. Soniah Kamal capt...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 19, 2018
    5 stars to Unmarriageable! Don?t miss it! ? ? ? ? ? I usually plan a special read around my birthday each year, and I hope to post the review on my birthday. Well, this year, the book I?m reading is fantastic, but I haven?t had enough time to finish it (the NC snowp...
  • Brandice
    Feb 15, 2019
    Set in early 2000s Pakistan, Unmarriageable is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Don?t shun me, but I?ve never read the classic original Pride and Prejudice. The premise here, however, is the same: A close family of 5 daughters (The Binats: Jena, Alys, Mari, Qitty and Lady) - Eac...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 02, 2019
    A beautifully told story full of character charm and culture! This was such a magical story, a modern retelling of ?Pride and Prejudice? set in modern day Pakistan... Full disclosure I have never read P&P ( don?t tell anybody) and this book still was pure magic! Soniah Kamal...
  • Tucker
    Jan 20, 2019
    There have been numerous novels written which echo the plots of Jane Austen?s books, and Sonia Kamal?s updated version of ?Pride and Prejudice?is a stand-out in that sub-genre. Set in Pakistan, the Binat family endeavors to make matches for their five daughters with wealthy, su...
  • abby
    Jan 17, 2019
    The Binat sisters are the talk of the town of Dilipabad, Pakistan. Swindled out of their inheritance by an unscrupulous relative and forced to live in reduced circumstances in a backwater. Five unmarried daughters. The eldest two-- lovely but timid Jena and independent minded Alys-- ha...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Mar 12, 2019
    Unmarriageable, a retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice, is a fun little rom-com set in Pakistan. Set against the modern culture of India, it still has the same themes and ideas surrounding a woman's "place." Where I struggled was trying to keep all the names straight, but that'...
  • peachygirl
    Feb 23, 2019
    I know this is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but Alys Binat and Darsee?? The writer could have at least tried to come up with a bunch of decent names instead of these weird variations. If I were being honest, this felt more like a tacky dubbing of a renowned foreign movie in t...
  • Yusra  ✨
    Sep 20, 2018
    you all know where I?m going to be january 15th, just chilling on my couch with some tim hortons sponsored french vanilla & jamming to atif aslam while reading this book!! ...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    Jan 17, 2019
    What an astounding beautiful novel by Soniah, a very splendid version of Pride and Prejudice told in modern day Pakistan! I really enjoyed every line of this amazing book it really is a page turner and it will amaze your mind with all these incredible dranas and twists within the book...