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...
  • 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...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    May 09, 2019
    A charming and engaging retelling of Pride & Prejudice that takes place in contemporary Pakistan. If you enjoyed Jane Austen?s novel, then you will likely have a good time with this story. I felt the book captured its essence, it kept me interested and curious by being narrate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Jun 01, 2019
    I adore Jane Austen. And I mean ADORE! I'm also very precious about her novels and am not a fan of writers reworking them or reimagining them because I think the beauty with Jane was in her characters. Her characters were always so well written... So it was with some trepidation that I...
  • 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 ...
  • Gayathri
    Jul 04, 2019
    Read the full review at Elgee Writes My initial thoughts I picked Unmarriageable because I missed Jane Austen and wanted to get into her world, and Unmarriageable did exactly that. I could see the Austen?s characters in Soniah Kamal?s and it stayed true to the original. The sub...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Shikha Malaviya
    May 16, 2018
    I'm so fortunate to have been an early reader of this book. It's unputdownable! It has the same warmth as Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women', but also the astute social observations and acerbic bite as Jane Austen's novels. Soniah Kamal draws the reader quickly into the pandemonium of ...
  • 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...