I read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world...moreI read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world has read it or is still reading Twilight. I really enjoyed this book and yea Stephanie Meyer isn't the best writer out there but this story is catchy, and even though I think Bella Swan was a pathetic and annoying character I still liked reading about her relationship with Edward because I really liked him as a character because lets face though its embrassing to admit the Edward in the book sounds ten times hotter than the one who plays him in the movies. Before the hype surrounding this novel became to much to bear I really thought highly of this series but that has passed and twilight is just a memory of a book that i enjoyed once but probably won't ever read again but can't bear to take down from my shelves because 1. they look so pretty and 2. because I remember a time when I once was obsessed.(less)
I love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted t...moreI love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted to read it. I had read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 2 years before and I loved it but it was a difficult read and if I haven't been reading it in college at the time I probably wouldn't have been able to get through it.So when I picked up Jane Eyre, I was intimidated, but like always I was proven wrong. Charlotte's writing is eloquent and there's definitely a difference in her writing then what the authors are writing in this century. Despite this the novel wasn't hard to read at all.
Moving on to the heroine of this story, Jane Eyre. I don't think I've sympathized so much for a character before. I love Jane. She went through so much and was treated so poorly I wanted to reach into the book and wring the necks of everyone who had mistreated her. Despite all the hardships she had to endure she was a strong girl because she was so young only 19.
Jane Eyre has been deprived of a happy childhood after she was left orphaned when her parents died. She was raised by her step-aunt who just happen to be a real bitch who never showed her any love and who raised demon children, 3 to be exact. She was an inconvenience and another mouth to feed. So she grew up isolated with books has her only companion.
Fast forward a couple of years after graduating from an all girl school she becomes governess to this girl whose care taker Mr. Rochester is a mystery and ugly a harsh looking man, not handsome at all, yet Jane falls in love even though she doesn't tell us readers at first flat out but we figure it out for ourselves. I love Janes character though she was an independent girl and very strong. I don't want to give the story away but I really loved how Jane stood up for herself in this novel, she stood true to herself throughout this whole book. In the end she saved Mr. Rochester (not in a omg hes locked in a building thats on fire way) but she saved him from himself and thats all I'm going to say because this is a book you have to read to really understand.
I loved this book and it deserves more than 5 stars!(less)
This book was sitting on my shelf for over a year and I never picked it up because the beginning chapter was confusing at first and I didn't like it s...moreThis book was sitting on my shelf for over a year and I never picked it up because the beginning chapter was confusing at first and I didn't like it so I let it sit there collecting dust for over a year. When I finally decided to give it another try I was pretty pissed when I realized the time i wasted neglecting this book because it was so amazing!. Theres a lot of hype surrounding this book and its very well deserved because the writing and story line it just absolutely brilliant! i literally fell in love with Mikeal despite him being a bit of a womanizer (well its not his fault that hes so irresistible). As for Lisbeth I just loved loved loved (yea thats right used it three times) her character, and I love how the protagonist of this story isn't a cliche of your typical Barbie doll women that most writers tend to create. This book gives you everything you want in a novel crime,a love story, suspense...the list goes on.(less)