Jane Erye meet Jane Eliot
my take: In this fae filled retelling of Jane Erye, Jane Eliot must wear an iron mask to conceal her fae scar and to hold the fae curse at bay. She is shunned by family and friends and takes a position as a governess where the charge has her own otherworldly issues. And as Jane discovers, so does the father.
I whole-heartily agree with the Leah Cypress blurb describing this book as “a gothic, eerie and pitch-perfect retelling of Jane Eyre…” Fans of the classic and the fae will enjoy this book rife with fae lore, foggy moors and a creepy, decrepit house that is full of secrets and a staff that will surly give you the creeps.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the fact the book was heavily steeped in fae magic, yet it’s not a book about fae. They are spoken of, referred to and we only see a glimpse of them a few times. I think this adds a mysterious and very eerie air to the story.
One of the things I wished there was more of, kissing. Yes, kissing. I wanted more interaction between Jane and Mr. Rochart and a bit more solid of an ending. Though I just read that this book will have a sequel in 2013, so I’m hoping my wish comes true.
Overall, a solid retelling and one that I highly enjoyed.