Book: Jane by April Lindner
Genre: Romance (it's shelved under YA but I think not)
From: The library
The idea behind this book is to take the story of Jane Eyre, give it a modern setting, and change Mr. Rochester into a rock star. Yes, it's quite the fun premise.
The interesting thing about this book is how close to the original it is. Actually, sometimes I wished it would have changed things up just a bit (besides the rock star thing), but still I totally enjoyed it.
Jane has been going to an art school when her parents are both killed in a car crash. So she finds herself needing money and so she goes looking for a nanny job. Because of her isolation from all things pop culture, she is chosen to be the nanny for long time rock icon Nico Rathburn.
And... if you've read Jane Eyre.... you pretty much know what happens from there!
This was fun quick read, and one that I was totally in the mood for. Mostly, it just made me want to read the original again and perhaps re-watch the Timothy Dalton version of the movie just so I can hear him say "Oh my cherished preserver!" one more time. (This is a long-ish clip but if you want to remember this particular intense scene it's from 1:40 to 4:00. I promise, you'll want to watch it!)
Yes, as fun as these re-tellings are, they just don't have the punch of the originals. Surprise surprise.
Bottom line: I enjoyed it a lot!
Janicu's Book Blog
Author April Lindner's website.