Book Review

Review: My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton

My Plain Jane

Rating: 3.75/5
Audience: YA, no language, a kiss scene, minor violence
Length: 464 pages
Author: Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: June 26th, 2018
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads

BOOK SUMMARY:

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

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CUTE, BUT PLAIN.

This book was simple. A cute, quick read, but not as good as the first one in this “series”.

I liked the unique take on the story as a whole. It was a small plot twist for me that I didn’t put all together til the end. While it was interesting, I felt it took away from the fact that the story is about Jane. I want her full re-telling, not so much all of the other characters.

Also, Helen annoyed me to no end. I was bothered from the beginning and she never let up. Jane could’ve gotten by with Helen being there, sometimes, not every single time we went to her POV.

The adaptation of scenes from Jane Eyre, was clever. I noticed what scenes they were referencing, and the changes would make me chuckle. I kind of want to re-read the book to go over everything again!

Definitely a YA book. No language (pre-Victorian era, of course). A kiss scene happens, and some violence.

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