I've been meaning to read The Scarlet Pimpernel for forever. I even put it on my 101 list. So I finally bit the bullet and reserved it from the library. Honestly, I was hoping for Count of Monte Cristo amazingness (because that book is fricking amazing).
Instead, the pimpernel provided a lot too much Romance and way too little adventure. And I love a good romanctic novel, but this was all pining and woe-is-me'ing and desperation and making me want to kick the heroine. At least I know now, and it's crossed off my list. Love crossing stuff off the list! 3/10.