Title: Jane Steele
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Rating: 4/5 stars
Release date: 22nd March 2016
Woah. This was so much better than I’ve expected. To be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Jane Eyre, so when I was emailed a chance to receive a copy, I was quite hesitant. But the cover *not gonna lie* was a complete steal. Also the blurb ‘Reader, I murdered him.” got me a whole lot intrigued.
There are lots to say about the book. Firstly, Faye’s writing is absolutely flawless. This woman has the ability to present a story that contrasts both the modern and antiquated times. The story allows the reader to visualize the perspective of a strong-willed lady who is very much like the character Jane Eyre but takes the reader to a whole lot of suspense and ridicule moments that makes Jane Steele real to the flesh. Whereas Jane Eyre may be soft spoken and tolerant, Steele’s dark and awfully witty.
Another thing I like about Jane is how she works and sharpens her knife without actually smearing her dress. Not literally speaking of course, I adore the way the author is able to mold Jane into a ruthless character but at the same time a passionate and loving governess who wants nothing but to help other people. A true heroine, I say. Jane Steele’s a true delight. I hope to read more of Faye’s work in the future. I simply cannot get enough! xx
Thank you to the people over at Putnam books & Penguin Random House for sending over a copy in exchange for an honest review!