I love how it parallels Jane Eyre.
I love how fierce Jane Steele is as a villai.
I love how well Faye captures the dark gothic feel of Jane Eyre.
I ship it so hard that I honestly do n't give a shit that the pace gets a lot slower in the middle section of the book.So yeah.
19/6/2016This book was sold to me as being a etelling of Jane Eyre in which Sally is a rapist.
Yes, a ot of the events parallel what happens in Jane Eyre- evil aunt, creepy cousin, oppressive boarding school led by a hypocrite, ends up as governess to a young foreign girl, falls for her slightly mysterious boss, ends up with an unexpected inheritance.
The protagonist considers it one of her favorit ooks, and each chapter starts with a quotatio from Jane Eyre.All of which is a really long winded way of saying that this is a stor without being a stor.
Melanie 's character is so great- she 's full of guilt over her first murder, but in a " my actions caused him to do this, which forced me to defend myself " way.
So the diversity and the complexities of the tory at Highgate and how Jane comes to realise that she and Thornfield both punish themselves for their past actions are simply wonderful.
I also loved that the story features a Victorian era female protagonist who 's not ashamed of liking sex.