Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jane Slayre - Review

I am a big Jane Eyre Fan! It is one of the books I remember reading in Middle School so I was so happy to participate in this book review courtesy of Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books

Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she’s meant to be. When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discover he’s hiding a violent werewolf in the attic—in the form of his first wife. Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating, savage creatures-of-the-night keep a swashbuckling nineteenth-century lady from the gentleman she intends to marry? Vampyres, zombies, and werewolves transform Charlotte Brontë’s unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify.

In A Nutshell:  This mash-up of Jane Eyre left me wanting to reach for my old copy. Jane Slayre, kept the integrity of the original while giving me a dose of my favorite genre right now. Vampires and werewolves.  Sometimes I found it hard to digest the drastic changes to a storyline that was so loved when I was a child. Jane Eyre is a Classic and some classic readers may find the not so subtle differences to their beloved story.

If you enjoy these mash-ups of the classics, this is a must read!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Pocketbooks for the opportunity to read Jane Slayre.

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  1. This is on my wanted list.... great review!

    I awarded you!!

  2. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Jane Eyre was my favorite book in HS. This book sounds hilarious. I love the whole Vampire and werewolf since is the "In Thing" right now.


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