Review: Jane Slayre

15 Apr
Jane Slayre

Jane Slayre


Jane Slayre
by Charlotte Bronte, Sherri Browning Erwin
Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439191182
ISBN-13: 978-1439191187

(4 1/2 stars out of 5)

I guess that most of us can remember reading Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre in high school or perhaps catching it on tv while channel surfing to a PBS station. It is the story of a young woman who falls in love with her employer Edward Rochester.

One of the moving lines from the book is the first line of the last chapter, “Reader, I married him.” However; Sherri Browning Erwin changes the line to read, “Reader, I buried him.” Come on now, tell me that wasn’t an improvement!

I love these mash-ups. If you have ever read one of these classics and thought to yourself that it could be so much better with vampires, werewolves, and zombies then Jane Slayre is for you. Its sort of like Jane Eyre as told by the Addams Family.

Jane is raised by vampires and accepts a job as a governess for Mr. Rochester’s daughter, Adele. However; does Rochester have some skeletons in the closet or attic to be more precise. Or could it be a werewolf?

All in all, this book is very well written. I loved it. By the way, you can download some Jane Slayre extras here.

I give it 4 1/2 bloody stakes out of five.

Received this book courtesy of Gallery and Pocket Books, for review purposes.

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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Book Reviews


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4 responses to “Review: Jane Slayre

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)

    April 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I did enjoy this mash up so much and I haven’t enjoyed all the classic mash ups! Glad to see you got this one on time instead of horribly early like me! 🙂

  2. Barry Huddleston

    April 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Melissa. I enjoyed your site and I plan to return in the near future.

  3. lyn marie cunliffe

    April 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I really enjoyed this book ,,I dont always like quirk books ,I didnt like Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies but I felt Jane Slayre was excellent and great fun

    • Barry Huddleston

      April 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Thanks for the visit Lyn. I loved this book but the mash-ups are getting a little old now.


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