Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 54: My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows





Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!


This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

For more information, please click HERE.

As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!



 My Plain Jane
(The Lady Janies, Book 2)
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton,
Jodi Meadows
Hardcover, 464 pages
HarperTeen
     June 26, 2018      
Classics Retellings, Fantasy,
Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, 
Paranormal Fiction, Romance,
Young Adult Fiction 


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36301023-my-plain-jane?ac=1&from_search=true







About the Book

 You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.
 



Why I can't wait for this one!

OMG. OMG. OMG. I NEED to get this book and IMMERSE myself in this revisioning of my FAVORITE classic of ALL time!!!! 
I know, I know.....some purists out there will consider this to be literary sacrilege. But I just can't get enough of this particular story, because I just need my Jane Eyre fix!! (Yeah, I do need to reread the original.) I think that reading this will be a LOT of fun! Besides, that synopsis has made me VERY curious..... Just WHAT have these authors done with this immortal masterpiece? Inquiring minds (like mine!) want to know!!



This is the BESTSELLING first 
book in the series!!
Click on the cover for the 
Goodreads page!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26795352-my-lady-jane





About the Author


Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the Unearthly Trilogy, The Last Time We Say Goodbye, My Lady Jane (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), The Afterlife of Holly Chase, and the upcoming novel My Plain Jane (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in Fiction Writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with two cats, one crazy puppy, two kids, and an entourage of imaginary friends.




Because of two parents who were Greek myth geeks, I grew up thinking the latest fashion trends were inspired by Aphrodite, and a good conversational opener was, “So, which mythological character do you most resemble?” Despite these social shortcomings, I found a great husband who’s always my first reader. We live in Utah with our two young boys, who still have no idea why I'm at the computer all the time.

My debut book, Everneath, the first in the series of the same name, came out in 2012, followed by Neverfall, a novella (2012), Everbound (2013), and Evertrue (2014), .

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.



Website/Goodreads/Twitter





Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the Incarnate Trilogy, the Orphan Queen Duology, and the Fallen Isles Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), as well as a coauthor of My Lady Jane, and the upcoming My Plain Jane (HarperTeen).

 Website/Goodreads/Twitter







What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  

24 comments:

  1. Hey Maria. Judging from the cover and synopsis this looks to be lighthearted and amusing. I think that the idea has iva lot of potential and this may be very good. On the other hand, such adaptations are sometimes terrible. I am curious what your thoughts wil be if you read this.

    I do not think that I ever heard of a novel with three authors before.

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    1. Hey, Brian!

      Yes, it sure does! :) :)

      I agree that these retellings are not always good. I DETEST the ones with titles such as "Pride and Prejudice with Zombies". There's another so-called "retelling" with the title "Jane Steele". In this one, Jane Eyre is actually a murderer! UGH. The plot synopsis starts with the sentence, "Reader, I murdered him." Needless to say, I will NEVER read that book!

      I think it's really unfair that contemporary authors are doing these things with beloved classics. That's because the classic authors are no longer with us. If they were, these contemporary ones would be getting SUED right and left!!

      In the case of "My Plain Jane", it sounds like the authors have taken a humorous approach to the original novel. When a writer does such a thing, I think it's usually because they love, admire, and respect the original, and are actually quite fond of it. I will only be able to see if all of these things are true in this case, though, when the novel is released, and I get to read it. Crossing my fingers.....

      You know, I should have mentioned the fact that I have never come across a novel written by three authors before, either! This is indeed VERY unusual!

      Thanks for the interesting comment!! <3 :)

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  2. That's the second retelling of Jane Eyre I've run across this week. The first was a science fiction retelling called Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne. Three authors sounds interesting. I wonder how they pull it together. Hope you enjoy the book!

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    1. Hi, Laura!

      Oh, really? I might have seen the book you mention somewhere, too. I will DEFINITELY check it out! An SF retelling of "Jane Eyre" sounds FASCINATING!

      Yeah, I don't think I've ever come across a book written by THREE authors! It's very common to see books written by two authors, but this is a real first!

      I think I will LOVE this book!! I ADORE the original!! In fact, it's my FAVORITE all-time classic!! If these authors wrote with a fondness for the original, and I think they did, then I am sure to love this version, as well!! (Although, of course, I will ALWAYS prefer the original!!)

      Thanks for commenting, and for sharing the SF book!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  3. Although I'm a little dubious about retelling this sounds like it might be a lot of fun! I really hope you enjoy it:D

    Here's my Wednesday post!

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, I feel the same way! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  4. I really need to read the first book and soon! This is a great pick!

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    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yeah, I need to read to read the first one, too!! but I think they're each stand alones, within the series. I still want to read the first one, though!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  5. Sounds like some great books. I have to add them to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get a chance to read them!

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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    1. Hi, there!

      Oh, I DEFINITELY want to read both of these!! Glad you like them, too!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  6. The first book was so cute! I'm looking forward to checking this one out as well. It's waiting for me on my kindle!

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    1. Hi, Sara!

      Oh, you've read the first one? AWESOME!! I have yet to do so, myself....lol. That won't keep me from wanting the second one, though!! LOL.

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  7. I love Jane Eyre, too, so I'm also looking forward to this one, although I still need to read the first book!

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    1. Hi, Angela!

      YeAH, I need to read the first book myself! Lol. You know, that's NEVER kept from wanting the second book in a series, hahaha!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  8. I think this sounds fun. I enjoyed the original in my young days. Wonder who will play the 'mad wife in the attic'? LOL

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    1. Hi, Kay!

      Yes, it does! And I'm wondering about the mad wife myself! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  9. I love how the covers tie in. Maybe this is just the kick in the pants I need to read the first one. I can tell how thrilled you are for this one and your excitement is definitely contagious. Booker T and Cass send lots of sloppy dog kisses!

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    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, at least in THIS case, the publishers didn't change the cover style! I HATE it when they do that!!

      I ESPECIALLY LOVE this second volume because the original happens to be my FAVORITE classic of ALL time!! I've read it twice, and I want to read it several more times in the future!

      Awwww.....those boys are SO SWEET!! HUGS TO YOU AND THEM, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

      Thanks so much for commenting!! <3 :)

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  10. Looks totally fun! Why not? I hope it's a blast!! :):)

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    1. Hi, Greg!

      It SURE does!! I'm SURE it will be a blast!! :) :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  11. Ooo... I do like the sound of this one, Maria! Like you, I LOVE Jane Eyre, but did feel that Mr Rochester would be very hard work as a husband. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Yeah, I can HARDLY wait for its release!!! :) :)

      Yay that you LOVE "Jane Eyre"!!! And I agree that Mr. Rochester would be a handful, lol. But well, maybe after that fire, he did change a lot. And oh, what a PASSIONATE man!! Sigh.....

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  12. Sounds like fun! Have you ever read Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series? Thursday Next is a literary detective in a world where you can drop in on Jane Eyre or other characters from literature - very funny!

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    1. Hi, Sue!

      Yes, it SURE does!! :)

      I've heard of the Jasper Fforde books, but have never read any of them...... :( I do have a couple of them on my Goodreads shelves. There are SO many books....you know the rest, lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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