Spoiler-Free Review: My Plain Jane


“Never in any Jane Austen novel did the love interest pretend to be a fortune-teller. Why would someone do that?”

Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Think you know the story of Jane Eyre? You know the story that Charlotte Brontë wrote. The fiction that she made up because she knew you’d never believe the adventures of the real Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre, has always been an orphan. She’s also always been able to see ghosts. Jane is recruited into a paranormal investigation at Thornfield Hall. Can they solve the case? But more importantly, will Jane ever find true love?

I didn’t think I would like this book. How can you mess with a classic? but this was fun! An alternate history where ghosts are real and so are Brontë’s characters. Jane is young Charlotte Brontë’s only friend at boarding school. and sickly Charlotte entertains Jane with her wild flights of fancy.

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Erye is absolutely required reading before pick up this book. If you don’t know the twists and turns of Brontë’s classic this will only confuse you. If you have read the book-or skimmed through it, because the big twist was ruined for you, thanks Ashley – this is a fun read.

I actually prefer this version of Rochester over the original Brontë character. I know that’s got to be a book sin, but I can’t help it! Brontë’s Rochester is a manipulative jerk! He’s not dreamy and romantic, he’s a manipulative lair! Seriously, am I the only one who wanted Jane to marry the minister? Yes? Okay I’ll shut up.

I like this version of Rochester because all his secrecy makes sense in the story. Rochester is a good man dealing with supernatural stuff he can’t comprehend.

If you like Gothic literature and a good laugh I highly recommend this book.

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