Book: My Plain Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
My Rating: 3 Gothic Stars
I jumped into this head first after blazing through My Lady Jane (which I LOVED and reviewed earlier this year)! Once again these authors did a fantastic job! It’s got the gothic romance of Jayne Eyre – but with ghosts and a society of ghost hunters! I loved it! BUT I didn’t love it as much as My Lady Jane. I think it might be because My Lady Jane was a retelling of a lesser known historical event, but this is a retelling of a widely known and well-loved classic. It was insanely creative, and there were some A+ Jane Eyre jokes though!
I think I ended up loving Charlotte Brontë’s character way more than Jane. Charlotte was just so perfect! And her partnered with Alexander Blackwood, supernatural investigator was *chef’s kiss* perfection! Here’s the deal, if you haven’t read Jane Eyre, there might be some humor that goes over your head. However, if you have read Jane Eyre, then you basically know the majority of the plot twists. Still, as I read, I had to tip my hat to the authors for their hilarious style and also for making a classic work of literature relevant and interesting. Honestly, reading this might help you comprehend the original a little better (if you take out all the ghosts and secret society of paranormal detectives, of course).
I recommend this if you’re a fan of retellings like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or snarky narrators. Also, this would be great for Jr. High or High School students who need motivation to read the original work. This series could go on forever and I wouldn’t mind at all.
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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