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Angie’s review of Ironskin (Ironskin, #1)
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Sep 04, 2012 09:06AM
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!
Sep 04, 2012 09:28AM
I'm glad my thoughts come across clearly to someone! My favorite retelling of Jane Eyre is
. It's contemporary New Adult and I felt it was just pitch perfect.
I also enjoyed
. It's a scifi retelling and quite good.
Sep 04, 2012 10:11AM
Thank you! :)
Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
Sep 04, 2012 07:52PM
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.
Sep 05, 2012 09:32AM
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)
Sep 06, 2012 07:11AM
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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