My Plain Jane Book Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on My Plain Jane by     Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read the book and your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating – 3.89 stars 

Genre – Historical retelling 

Format – Hardback 

Length – 452 pages 

Synopsis (From GoodReads)

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.

Thoughts

Pros 

  • Tells the story from three different perspectives. 
  • Such a fun read.
  • Super funny.
  • Love the concept of Jane Eyre being best friends with Charlotte Bronte (author of the novel) and that Jane can see ghosts. 
  • Loved how the character of Jane Eyre compared Mr. Rochester to Mr. Darcy. 
  • Loved how every so often that the narrator would talk to us the reader throughout the story. For example “excuse me, dear reader.”

Cons 

  • predictable 
  • Charlotte and Jane annoyed the hell out of me. 
  • There is so much female and female hating in this book. 
    • “‘She’s not even that pretty,’ Jane said ‘who needs glossy hair, anyways? And her neck…’ ‘swanlike,’ Charlotte said.”
    • Throughout the book Charlotte constantly put down Jane who was suppose to be her best friend. 

Rating 

Plot – 3 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 3 stars 

Cover – 3 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 3 stars 

 

If you want a funny and quick read I would recommend this book. 

 

“I would always rather be happy than dignified”

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, My Plain Jane 

Top Thrillers/Mysteries I Have Read So Far

Hello lovelies. How are you/ today’s blog post is all about the top 5 thrillers/mysteries that I have read so far. These books are in no particular order. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what thrillers/mysteries are your favourites. Hope you have a great day. 

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Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the bookshelf scavenger hunt 2.0 tag. The creator of this second part is Stacks on Stacks on Stacks. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what are some of your answers to these prompts. Hope you have a great day.

Find a book that starts with an “N”

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Not if I See You First 

Find a book cover that’s mostly brown

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The serpent King 

Find a book that is based on a true story

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A Life in parts 

Find a multi perspective book

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Frozen Tides 

Find a book you read last year

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Always and Forever Lara jean 

Find the most recent book that you bought

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Orange Vol 2 

Find a book cover you don’t like

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Jane Eyre 

Find a retelling

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Heartless 

Find a book that is also a movie

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The Perks of being a wallflower 

Find a book written this year

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The Queen of Hearts 

Find a non fiction book

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Cash 

Find a book you have told others to read

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An American marriage 

Find a book with a tree on it

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Insurgnt 

Find a book where the authors name is the same as yours- first, middle or last

I don’t have any. 

Find a book you have read more than once

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Divergent 

Find a book you didn’t finish

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Half a King but I plan on still reading it. 

Find a book with a king in it

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The Selection 

Find a book that is purple with it’s dust jacket off

When we collided 

Find a book you will read by the end of the year

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Everything you want me to be 

Funko Pop Wishlist

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about what is on my Funko Pop Wishlist. These are in no particular order. These Funkos are already available to buy. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what Funko Pops are on your Wishlist.

Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future. One of my favourite movies.

Belle and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. I am very surprised that I don’t have these because Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney movie.

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Joey from Friends. He is my favourite character on that show.

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Jack-Jack from the Incredibles. He is just so cute.

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy. I found out these were going out last week, I cried then I pre-ordered them. I love I Love Lucy. It is such an iconic and funny show. I am obsessed with the show and Lucille Ball.

Hopeful Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the hopeful book tag. This tag was created by The Book Finch. This tag is all about spreading positivity, joy and hope into the world. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what books bring you the most hope. Hope you have a great day.

1. A book world you would like to escape to.

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A book world where I would like to escape to is Neverland from the novel of Peter Pan written by J. M. Barrie. Whenever I think of Neverland I think of happiness and childhood. I would absolutely would like to experience the world of Neverland. 

2. A romance that left you all mushy inside.

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A romance that left me all mushy inside is Lara Jean and Peter from To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before trilogy. These two characters are so cute together. 

3. A friendship we should all aspire to have.

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A friendship we should all aspire to have is the Golden Trio. Harry, Ron and Hermione have one of my favourite friendship of all time. They are kind and patient towards one another and you can truly tell that they would do anything for each other. 

4. Intermission! Insert the cutest picture of your pet or the cutest animal picture you can find.

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5. A character in a leadership role that inspires you.

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Atticus Finch is a character in a leadership role that inspires me. I love Atticus. He sticks to his values, he is empathetic and he is courageous. Whenever I have a dilemma, I always think “what would Atticus do?” Because then I know I will do the right thing. 

6. Recommend three (3) books that fill you with hope.

Three books that fill me with hope are Wonder, To Kill a Mockingbird and I am the Messenger. All three of these book centres around humanity and everyone needs to read these books.