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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Thanks for always doing such thoughtful reviews, Angie! I'm really interested in what other retellings of Jane Eyre you've enjoyed in the past? I'm always up for a retelling of it too!

message 2: by Angie (new)

Angie I'm glad my thoughts come across clearly to someone! My favorite retelling of Jane Eyre is Jane by April Lindner. It's contemporary New Adult and I felt it was just pitch perfect.

I also enjoyed Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn. It's a scifi retelling and quite good.

message 3: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Thank you! :)

Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Oh good god, "new adult"?? I just googled it, and... really? At some point you just have to give people credit for figuring out for themselves what books will speak to them most--we don't need any more age ghettos.

message 5: by Angie (new)

Angie I see your point, Emma. I kind of find the emergence of sub-genres interesting, so I've sort of followed the term since it came to my attention.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) I put this on my wishlist instead of just pre-ordering it, because of that wariness you spoke of - I love Jane Eyre, but all these new YA novels are too often lacklustre and extremely disappointing. So thanks for this review, Angie; despite the great premise, I think I'll skip it. :)

Oh and I'm refusing to acknowledge this "New Adult" label that's started up (and I can be really stubborn!) - it's sounds so tacky and patronising and weird. Why this constant need to define a reader's age group?? Who keeps coming up with these things? It's almost as bad as "mummy porn" which I'm vetoing as well.

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