#8 Jane Bites Back

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford was quite refreshing!  It was slow but not boring, modern but classic, light but heavy, comical but serious and eerie but not scary.  I’m not sure about the whole Charlotte Brontë character in the novel (she’s quite jealous of Jane Austen, obsessive over Austen’s manuscript and attempts to take revenge by trying to kill Austen…yes, go figure) since I adore her novels but I was not offended at all and was able to laugh about it. 

I wonder what it is about the “existence” of vampires that people (including myself) are so drawn to these days….  Seems like every book, every movie and every TV show is about vampires and though sometimes it’s just too much, I must say there’s definitely something interesting and intriguing about this imaginary creature.  However, I think I am quite done with the whole vampire thing for now thankfully….believe it or not. :-) 

Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves—but now it’s because she’s the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers—116 times. Jane longs to let the world know who she is, but when a sudden twist of fate thrusts her back into the spotlight, she must hide her real identity—and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors. Will the inimitable Jane Austen be able to keep her cool in this comedy of manners, or will she show everyone what a woman with a sharp wit and an even sharper set of fangs can do? <From the Publisher> 

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