So Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide has started a new weekly feature called The Deja Vu Review, where we can give mini reviews of books we’ve read before we started blogging (or books we never wrote reviews for). I think this is a great idea, and although it means I’m participating in five memes a week (I know that is crazy! But I will still post at least two book reviews a week) I wanted to support Brittany. Plus, it is fun!
Jane by April Lindner
Rating: 3/5 stars
Mini-Review: Fans of Jane Eyre should definitely take a look at this one. It is a modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre. And, get this, Mr. Rochester is a rock star! Another reason to pick this one up – Jane is 19 (I think) and has completed a year of college. It is never easy, I think, to write a modern-day retelling of a classic, especially one written during a time when there were such defined restrictions on what a person could do. Minor spoiler alert if you haven’t read Jane Eyre. I mean if some man locked his crazy wife in the attic today, he would be is SOOOOO much trouble. End Spoiler. Lindner does a pretty could job of handling this retelling. I don’t think it has quite the haunting feel that Jane Eyre had, but it is still very good. Definitely give this one a try.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rating: 5/5 stars
Mini-Review: Okay, guys, if you haven’t read this book, what are you waiting for? It is amazing!!! It has been quite some time since I’ve read this, so I can’t speak on a lot on details from this book. What I can talk about is how haunting this book is! From that famous first line “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again,” the reader is immediately drawn into this amazing, and kind of creepy (in a good way 🙂 ) world that Du Maurier created. There is so much to love about this book, it has a mystery of sorts, it’s set in England, there is some romance. Seriously guys, this is a classic to not skip!
Have you guys read these books before? What did you think of them?