My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)Or does she?Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions...

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Title:My Plain Jane
Author:Cynthia Hand
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My Plain Jane Reviews

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    Very fun book! The authors took elements of the story of Jane Eyre and managed to turn it into a ghost hunting mystery adventure. It very much felt like a mix between a classic romance novel and Ghostbusters, and it was just a lot of fun to read. And I can safely say that even if you have never read Jane Eyre (as I haven’t), you can still wholeheartedly enjoy this book. Oddly enough, I think my favourite character was actually Charlotte (Charlotte Brontë), but the entire book is filled with a gr

    Very fun book! The authors took elements of the story of Jane Eyre and managed to turn it into a ghost hunting mystery adventure. It very much felt like a mix between a classic romance novel and Ghostbusters, and it was just a lot of fun to read. And I can safely say that even if you have never read Jane Eyre (as I haven’t), you can still wholeheartedly enjoy this book. Oddly enough, I think my favourite character was actually Charlotte (Charlotte Brontë), but the entire book is filled with a great cast of characters you’ll fall in love with.

    Another thing to note is that you also don’t have to read My Lady Jane before reading this one. This is not a sequel, it’s a completely separate story.

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    This was everything I had wanted and so much more. I’ll be devastated if this series doesn’t go on forever because the Lady Janies truly belong together! I loved “My Lady Jane” SO much that when I got an ARC of this I knew I had to read it asap! I’m so excited for you all to read it in June when it comes out. It’s a long wait, but believe me it’s worth it! I’m just sad I now have to wait until 2020 for the next one!

  • Regan

    4.5! So fun!

  • Emily May

    I

    wanted to love this. So badly.

    was so so much fun when I read it last year, but I just felt like both the humour and the story were pretty bland in this book. I felt like the previous book was a hilarious historical comedy;

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    I don't think it worked as well when the authors switched from a funny retelling of history to a not-so-funny retelling of a well-known book.

    is easily one of my favourite books of all time and

    I

    wanted to love this. So badly.

    was so so much fun when I read it last year, but I just felt like both the humour and the story were pretty bland in this book. I felt like the previous book was a hilarious historical comedy;

    .

    I don't think it worked as well when the authors switched from a funny retelling of history to a not-so-funny retelling of a well-known book.

    is easily one of my favourite books of all time and

    doesn't do much new with it. There's a supernatural subplot but most scenes happen exactly as they happen in the Bronte classic, and there are very few new characters.

    Maybe it is because I feel such strong emotional ties to the source material, but it really irked me how the authors turned Jane Eyre into someone obsessed with handsome boys (that's not Jane!) and Charlotte Bronte into someone obsessed with Jane Austen (that's not Charlotte!). It's a pretty well-documented fact that Charlotte Bronte really disliked Jane Austen's work, so her repeated declarations of love for Mr Darcy here were annoying.

    It started fairly entertaining but

    . I know the story so I saw pretty much everything coming. The real action doesn't kick off until more than halfway into the book, and the jokes fell a little flat instead of making me chuckle like they did in

    . Plus, I just felt a real disconnect with the story and characters-- they lacked some spark or emotion to keep me invested.

    Here are a few things/quotes I did like:

    ➽ How Bertha's character was handled.

    It's difficult to recommend because, on the one hand, having read

    spoils a lot of what happened, but you also kinda need to have read it to get a bunch of the jokes. Which is a problem. And also: I would never tell anyone not to read

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  • Jodi Meadows

    Some notes:

    1. You don't have to read MY LADY JANE first in order to enjoy this one. The books are connected only by the authors and the first and last words in the titles. And the look of the cover. And the amount of fun we had writing the books. And the amount of chocolate we ate. But other than that, totally different books!

    2. You also don't need to have read JANE EYRE to enjoy this book. As with MLJ and knowing Jane Grey's history, we've got you covered in the prologue.

    3. That said, I certai

    Some notes:

    1. You don't have to read MY LADY JANE first in order to enjoy this one. The books are connected only by the authors and the first and last words in the titles. And the look of the cover. And the amount of fun we had writing the books. And the amount of chocolate we ate. But other than that, totally different books!

    2. You also don't need to have read JANE EYRE to enjoy this book. As with MLJ and knowing Jane Grey's history, we've got you covered in the prologue.

    3. That said, I certainly do recommend reading both MLJ and JE! More books! Mooooreeee!

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