Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont Review

Name: A Breath of Eyre (Unbound #1)
Author: Eve Marie Mont
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Format: Purchased
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Emma Townsend has always believed in stories—the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it’s because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn’t come close to filling the void left by her mother’s death. And her only romantic prospect—apart from a crush on her English teacher—is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma’s confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre…

Reading of Jane’s isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane’s body and her nineteenth-century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she’s never known—and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane’s story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own…-Goodreads

My Review:
I definitely didn't know what to expect with this book when I started it..I was very intrigued by the main character being transported back into a book she is reading..who wouldn't want to be transported into their favorite book??

One of my favorite parts about this book was the plot..I really liked how Emma was transported back into Jane Eyre and having to deal with the consequences of being in Jane's place. I though Eve Marie Mont did a fabulous job of portraying Emma and making her grow throughout the book. At first, I wasn't sure how much I would like Emma, but as the book progressed she really grew as a character and found her way!

I will say that at first I was nervous about reading this because I haven't read Jane Eyre, but you definitely don't need to read it before reading this book! The author does a fantastic job of adding in a basic summary of Jane Eyre so that the reader isn't totally confused by not knowing anything about Jane Eyre. I also liked the romantic aspect to the book..while it doesn't overshadow the plot as a whole at all, it was still a nice addition to the book!

Once I started this book I could not put it down and as I continued through the book I was so engrossed in the story that I finished this one almost in a day! This is the perfect book for book lovers out there and people who want a great contemporary read with a literary twist!!

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars

1 comment:

  1. I actually really like the Transported into a Book premise. Jane Eyre has never been a favorite of mine, though. Not sure how I'd feel about this. :/


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