Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont

Synopsis (from goodreads.com):
Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre…

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…

Jillian’s Review:
I love-- LOVE Jane Eyre. I know parts of it by heart, which is why I didn't enjoy this novel as much as I would have if I'd never read J.E. It was a pretty fun story; a great romance (I wish these teens were more chaste though), even a great bit of fantasy, but when the main girl wakes up as Jane in the novel Jane Eyre, it gets monotonous because I’ve already read that story a dozen times and don't want to read a poor imitation of it.

Mont would have done better to just make up a whole new story instead of trying to copy a classic.


1 comment:

Rosenbalm Photography said...

Thanks for the review. It sounded good, at first. :)