Sunday, October 07, 2012

Review: Jane by April Lindner (Review and Giveaway) International

Title: Jane
Author: April Linder
Published:  October 11th 2010 by Poppy
Book Description:
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance. 

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rockstar?

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One of my favorite reads. I know, I’ am 2 years late. This book completely got me hooked.  If you’re a Charlotte Bronte fan, this book is for you.

The story is about Jane, a girl who has been through a lot. She was forced to drop out of school due to the abrupt death of her parents. She was running out of cash and completely homeless. Her siblings left her. Everything she has is slowly going down the drain. To bring herself off the brink, she applied to a nanny institution where she was assigned to Thornfield Park. There she met Nico Rathburn, a huge rockstar who is about to make a comeback. Thronfield Park is a mystery itself. Where did the noises came from during the night? Who is trying to burn down the house? What is Nico Rathburn’s fateful secret? You have to read this book to find out.

The world building is awesome. I love how April merged modern and the old times together. Thornfield park is very imposing. The way the author described the mansion gave back my old vintage and Victorian itch. I’ve read the original “Jane by Charlotte Bronte”. All I can say is that April’s version is a superb retelling. The story is believable and well made. I love how she kept the readers behind the curtains. I was surely curious about Nico’s secret! All I want are some answers. I was completely hooked.

The characters are believable. I get to know each of them well. Jane is of course, my favorite person in the book. I have this thing to broken girls who needs a prince charming –hihi-. I connected to her so easily, simply because she went through a lot.  I admire her determination and selflessness.  Her ability to change others made me like her more. As for the prince charming, Nico is not a personified prince. He drinks and used drugs. Well, because he’s a rockstar. We went through a lot as well and trying to change his bad boy image.  He is not the typical prince but his mysteriousness can make any girls jump for joy. There are more characters from the book that you would like. Bianca, Dennis, Yvonne, Lucia and many more made the story much interesting. All have you have to do is to pick up this book to find out more about them.

The love angle is impressive. There were times when “Oh no! They can’t be together” has crossed my mind loads of times. But Nico has impressed me; he is softer than I think. Their blossoming relationship made my heart flutter. There were some “awwww” moments. I enjoyed the romance and drama.

Overall, this book is to die for. I would recommend this book to 18 above readers due to the swearing and steamy scenes. I can’t wait to read another book from April. Catherine please.

I give this book 4.5 whales.


  1. thanks for the great review! It sounds fantastic! I loved the original :) Ummm... I don't usually have favorite books... usually the one that I just finished reading. Can't really think of one right off the top of my head that hasn't already been raved about all over...

  2. Ooo this book looks good. I've seen it at the library before but I wasn't too sure what it was about or if i would like it. But now that you've reviewed it, I think I'll give it a shot! And if I win (which I doubt) that would be awesome. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and wonderful review! Your journey of only 9months is pretty fantastic. :)

  3. Great review! My favorite book released in 2012 is Pushing the Limits, but of all the books I've read in 2012 it would be Beautiful Disaster.

  4. Thank you for great review and giveaway. I did not even know about this book. As a great lover of Bronte sisters & retelling, I gotta read this. :)

  5. My favorite book in 2012 so far are Good save the queen and Alice in Zombieland. :)

  6. Nation by Terry Pratchett. I loved the book and I've just found that he is my new favorite author:)

  7. My favorite is Easy by Tammara Webber. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. My favorite read this 2012 is What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I'll be sure to add this one to my to-read list!

  10. Jane sounds like a great "retelling". Thank you for the international giveaway!
    My favorite read so far is Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson!

  11. Wow. I just watched a movie Definitely Maybe which spoke about "Jane Eyre" and now I stumbled on your blog. Great! Well, my favorite book this 2012 (so far) is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Keep blogging!


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