Jane by April Lindner

Published March 3, 2013 by jamiesmilesforu

Beautiful book cover….not so great inside.

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Ok, basically this book is based on the story of the all well known Jane Eyre. The cover is magnificent and it has that old-page feeling to it.

Description

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. 

But there’s a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane’s much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

Characters

This book looked very promising to me, but then again do not judge a book by its cover. The characters were rally bad.

Jane-(a long painful sigh), she was horrible, the worst female character I have ever read about. The story of Jane was supposed to be intriguing and inspirational, I mean who is Jane Eyre? She is an independent, beautiful, strong young woman with a hard past, but this new Jane was dull, boring, insecure, annoying and weird. The main reason is the author instead of making Jane sound strong, she made her song insecure and small-who agrees with me here? That type of Jane will not inspire anyone, besides the author went very low indeed when she introduced lovemaking, Jane Eyre doesn’t do that, for Christ Sake!!!!!!!!!!

Niko-I don’t really know what his name is in the realistic story, but it is something similar I think. I didn’t mind Niko at all, I thought he was half ok. He actually made me feel loved, because he kept telling Jane how strong (a sigh) and beautiful she is.NOT- Sorry had to do that. Also we really got to know him, by his songs and the way he feels about life in general, which sometimes made me wonder about how he sees everything. I liked the fact that he had a troubled (meaning lacking her fathers attention) daughter who Jane was taking care of.

Plot

I thought the plot was ok, it wasn’t slow, nor was it very fast and I got a hang of it. The story itself has a huge potential, it would be better if the author developed the characters a bit more and made Jane look a bit more confident about herself. There wasn’t a lot of action going on although it had some beautiful descriptive writing. I loved the plot twist at the end though, it was disturbing, but if you have read Jane Eyre you will know what I’m talking about.

Romance

The romance as I said before was good and enjoyable, it had that bit of jealousy and nervousness to it, because Niko is a rockstar, which was totally fine by me. The one major issue I had with it was the sex they both had, I mean this was not the type of book that needed it 😦  .

Songs

As usual I listened to some songs:

Christina Perri- Sad Song, Max Ablitzer- Star Song (a violin peace) 

I give it ★★ stars out of 5, it was promising and has a great potential, but Jane was dull.

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