Thursday, January 2, 2014
TBR Throw Back Thursday: A Breath of Eyre
TBR Throw Back Thursday is a weekly post hosted by me that looks at my TBR pile and spotlights books that have already come out - some recently, some centuries ago - that I keep meaning to read (or reread).
This week, I'm throwing it back to: A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont (Unbound #1)
Emma Townsend has always believed in stories - the ones she reads voraciously, and the ones she creates in her head. Perhaps it's because she feels like an outsider at her exclusive prep school, or because her stepmother doesn't come close to filling the void left by her mother's death. And her only romantic prospect - apart from a crush on her English teacher - is Gray Newman, a long-time friend who just adds to Emma's confusion. But escape soon arrives in an old leather-bound copy of Jane Eyre...
Reading of Jane's isolation sparks a deep sense of kinship. Then fate takes things a leap further when a lightning storm catapults Emma right into Jane's body and her nineteenth century world. As governess at Thornfield, Emma has a sense of belonging she's never known - and an attraction to the brooding Mr. Rochester. Now, moving between her two realities and uncovering secrets in both, Emma must decide whether her destiny lies in the pages of Jane's story, or in the unwritten chapters of her own...
So many things about this sounds great to me, a book for book lovers! I love it when YA reaches into some classic literary roots both as a reader and someone with an English degree who firmly believes there's a reason stories like Jane Eyre's have stood the test of time.