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Jane
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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A powerful modern day reimagining of Charlotte Bronts classic novel Jane Eyre. Jane learns that in the world of New Yorks elite, secrets are the greatest extravagance and she must decide if she should trust the man she loves or do whatever it takes to protect his daughter from the consequences of his deception.
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Maria514626
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Panpan

The modern re-telling didn‘t add anything to the story. It‘s a graphic novel so there isn‘t a lot of room. Still, the characters were shallow. I was apathetic about Jane and that‘s just not right! ☹️
#bigjunereadathon

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LibraryCin
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Pickpick

This was really good. In addition to being a very well-told story, the illustrations are really well done and easy to follow

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

Jane Eyre is one of my fav books so I had really high hopes for this graphic retelling of Jane Eyre. Sadly the story line fell really flat for me. The author took all the good things about Jane Eyre and threw them out. Instead it felt like some cheap romance novel and listen I love cheap romance novels, But to do that to Jane Eyre just makes me sad. The art work though really makes this book. It‘s so stunning.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

That-Bookish-Hiker The artwork is the only reason I‘m giving this three stars. 3y
kspenmoll Great review! 3y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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A reimagining of Jane Eyre set in present day.

Yay this came in the mail today! I got some gift cards for books and this was my first purchase with them. You know how much I love Jane Eyre so I had to get it 😊.

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writerlibrarian
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Mehso-so

Lovely graphics but the story doesn't do anything new with the original. The almost telenova approach to the story bothered me. It read like a very average harlequin.

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writerlibrarian
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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This is my first book of the evening. I should be done before the 🐧 🏒game against McDavid later tonight.

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LibrarianRyan
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Pickpick

4 🌟
This graphic novel is supposed to be a modern retelling of Jane Eyre. I found myself intrigued by the story, and with more questions than answers. I thought the ending was lacking. I am sure it comes close to the original story, but to me it seemed too soap opera. It‘s been done a million times in other stories in other ways. Overall, a great read, but it needed more.
#LMPBC
#LitsyAtoZGN
#NancyDrewChallenge #BBRC #Lessthan150pages

Eyelit I felt the same way about this one - a meh pick 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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I forgot my book at work dang it. But I did get the latest #LMPBC #groupU in #bookmail. So I guess this is tonight reading.

Plus my preorder.

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DGRachel
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Pickpick

This is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre in graphic novel format. JE has long been my favorite novel so I was a little leery, but I needn‘t have been. The art is beautiful and the story, while not an exact match to the original, is true to the spirit. A very enjoyable, quick read.

Leftcoastzen 🐶Bailey body!❤️ 3y
DGRachel @Leftcoastzen Yes! I got the back end while she took her after walk nap. 🤣🤣 3y
Aimeesue PibblePibblePibble! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Krisjericho
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Panpan

Ummmm...no. A “modern-day retelling” of Jane Eyre, which I‘m totally on-board with, but it completely misses the entire point of the original. The depth and complexity of the characters in Bronte‘s work are what make it a masterpiece. Whereas, with this.‘, we get a trite romance and a weird ending and nothing of any substance. Some of the art is pretty, though.

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AvidReader25
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Mehso-so

I love Jane Eyre, but was disappointed in this modern retelling of the story. A young woman moves to NYC and takes a job as a nanny with the mysterious Mr. Rochester. The plot deviates from the original in too many ways and didn‘t make any sense at the end. I did like the development of Jane‘s relationship with little Adele. The artwork was very good, but the overall effect left me empty.

DivineDiana That‘s too bad. The artwork looks delightful, and I love the premise of the story. 😕 4y
mreads The dogs face 😁❤🐕 4y
AvidReader25 @DivineDiana I did too! But they decided a Lifetime movie ending would be a better fit. 🤷‍♀️ 4y
AvidReader25 @mreads Geez Mom, stop taking my picture! 4y
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WhatDeeReads
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Pickpick

Continuing my march through the graphic novels. I flew through this retelling of Jane Eyre. Artwork is beautiful! Mix of color and b/w.

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Cedricsmom
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Mehso-so

Sorry but I suck at uploading pictures to Litsy. Anyway I wrote a review on Goodreads. 3.5/5 from me. I am not a graphic novel kind of a gal.

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holarosarita
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Pickpick

Lots of pretty, not a lot of words. An improvement on the the original Jane Eyre because it avoids a lot (not all!) of the PROBLEMATIC elements.

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holarosarita
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Oooh, looks who‘s reading graphic novels voluntarily now? #shesgrownsomuch #janeeyre #adaptation

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CherylG
Jane | Aline McKenna
Pickpick

This is a wonderful graphic novel. It's a modern retelling of Jane Eyre, and it had me hooked right from beginning to end. And can i mention the ending? It was beautiful, I'll tell you that! I give this book a 4/5. Loved it, but it needed to be longer! Lol. Overall, I recommend it to any Jane Eyre and graphic book fan.

Liatrek Awesome! I love Jane Eyre I will have to check this out. 4y
CherylG @Liatrek it is a really cute book. You wont be disappointed! 4y
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KristinaRay
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Pickpick

#graphicnovel #reimagined #classics

I enjoyed this quick read. I love the illustrations. Jane‘s facial expressions were great. I am not a fan of the original novel, so it was easy for me to prefer this reimagined version. I would guess quite a few fans of Jane Eyre would find this graphic depiction lacking in comparison to the original though.

CoffeeK8 I loved this version, it was so refreshing and gave Jane more agency. 4y
KristinaRay @CoffeeK8 I agree, very refreshing! 4y
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KatyAliceReads
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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The art is beautiful, but the story is very...well not great. On to my next #24in48 read!

ReadingSusan Oh no 😭😭😭 So sad. 4y
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sebrittainclark
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Pickpick

3.5/5

This is a short, fun imagining of Jane Eyre in modern day New York. The art is really stylized and beautiful. I particularly liked the way Adele was portrayed. She reminded me a little of Eloise.

It's nice for fans of Jane Eyre, but probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone who hasn't read Jane Eyre since it cuts out so many storylines.

LiteraryinLawrence Have you ever read The Eyre Affair? That is my absolute favorite reimagining of Jane Eyre. ☺️ 4y
sebrittainclark @LiteraryinLititz I haven't, but between this and my plain jane I'm kind of a jane eyre kick. I'll have to check out the Eyre Affair too! 4y
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KatyAliceReads
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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4 hours and 3 minutes down and I‘m calling it for the night. I‘ll be back at it bright and early tomorrow! #24in48

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KatyAliceReads
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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15 minutes left in this sprint, and I‘m starting a new Book! #24in48

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Heideschrampf
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Panpan

#booksandbreakfast while finishing the modern graphic adaptation of my favorite #janeeyre - which was a great disappointment. Using only the most general plot outline McKenna completely misses the point of why i (and so many others) love the original: it‘s character depth. Having our protagonist‘s struggle with pride, morals and integrity reduced to a 50 shades poor-girl-meets-rich-mystery-guy level is just sad. ...👇

Heideschrampf 👉... There would have been so many little ways how it could have been elevated towards a more literary level. I was hoping for a more complex, feminist and ambiguous work from the 📽Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer, a show i adore. Keep off! (edited) 5y
Sarah83 So bad? 😪 5y
Heideschrampf @Sarah83 yeah, kinda... it‘s nicely drawn and if you want just an unrealistic swoony love story, it‘s an okay read, but it‘s just not jane eyre... 5y
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Sarah83 Like you said, the main elements are left out, it is not the same story 5y
Heideschrampf For those of you who wanna know: here are multiple deviations in the ❗️SPOILERS❗️below👇 5y
Heideschrampf Rochester‘s wife is in a coma (because she caught a bullet meant for him) and he only hides her to keep her safe from the killers 5y
Heideschrampf Cheesy: After a night at the ballet they are alone on his massive yacht, her sailing in a ball gown and heels, and they have swooning sex while the boat drifts unattended in new york harbour (edited) 5y
Heideschrampf Bertha‘s brother Mason is the villain who shot at R, wounding Isabella (Bertha). His motive: he wanted to kill Rochester to finally be able to confess incestual love to his sister... yeah, right... 5y
Heideschrampf Mason sets the villa on fire („if i can‘t have her...), R fights him and falls (we‘re not sure if he‘s blinded), and Jane carries out comatose Bertha through the flaming wreckage because she wants to save her for him. She fails. Happy Ending when Jane wakes up in hospital... (edited) 5y
Heideschrampf NO angry explosion at the aunt‘s house, NO orphanage + loss of best friend, NO nightly treck across the fields, NO cousins + St John, NO supernatural elements (edited) 5y
julesG Okay. I won't bother. You should ask for a refund. 5y
Heideschrampf @julesG whom? The author? 🙈😝 5y
julesG @Heideschrampf Publisher? 😝 5y
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Heideschrampf
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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CoffeeAndABook Yumm & healthy 👌🏼Enjoy 🌤📖🍇☕️ 5y
julesG Looks lovely. Wish my table had looked like this. (lovely bowls) 5y
emilyhaldi Gorgeous as always 🤗 5y
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Heideschrampf
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Resting my feet after a long day tripping through hamburg in new shoes and reading my newest Jane Eyre edition: a modernized graphic novel!

Buechersuechtling Oh, let us Littens know what your impressions are and if the idea and how it is realized both turn out well. 5y
Hoopiefoot I love your shoes! What brand are they? 5y
julesG Should have checked Litsy, while we were in the comic shop. This is on my Litsy TBR. Let me know, what you think about it. 5y
Heideschrampf @Hoopiefoot i have to confess they‘re from super cheap german brand called deichmann. Poor quality, but affordable, and since i packed the wrong shoes for my trip i had a good excuse to sin ;) 5y
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RebelGrrrl
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Pickpick

As a fan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, seeing Aline Brosh McKenna's name on a graphic novel was exciting! And this graphic novel, a modern retelling of Jane Eyre with gorgeous art by Ramón K Pérez, was captivating and mysterious and heartwarming. Highly enjoyable.

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Sarahandhella
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Mehso-so

Quick read. A modern Jane Eyre. Eh.. May be that I just don‘t care for Jane Eyre anyway. The illustrations were good, but the characters suck. 😛.

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Lindy
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Pickpick

I‘m not a fan of the original Jane Eyre—she‘s such a martyr!—but this retelling set in NYC is quick and fun. McKenna‘s Jane has more backbone than the original, although her falling for Rochester is just as inexplicable to me as in Brontë‘s version. The supporting cast of characters adds a hint of diversity: a queer brown roommate who does drag, and a black friend at art school. Ramón Perez‘s striking page layouts add to the appeal.

Gezemice I loved Jane Eyre... I thought Mr. Rochester was flirty and they had chemistry. I don‘t read romance, mostly because it is usually unrealistic, but I could definitely see why Jane was going for Rochester. 5y
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Lindy
Jane | Aline McKenna
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I learn things from reading. For example, today I learned that some women brush their teeth while eating a bagel. Weird.

LauraBeth 😂😂 5y
rabbitprincess Seems counterproductive 😂 5y
saresmoore Both the eating and the brushing look like they‘re being done with some serious determination. 5y
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Jess7 😂😂😂😂😂😂 5y
Soubhiville Eeeewwwww 5y
TrishB 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 5y
Kaylamburson 🤣😂 5y
CSeydel Does that bagel have jam on it? 🤔 5y
Lindy @CSeydel Yep. Looks like jam to me. What‘s the point in brushing your teeth before finishing it? 5y
Cedricsmom 😁😁😁 4y
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Lindy
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It was easy to spot writer Aline Brosh McKenna‘s name slipped in to the NYC cityscape in this graphic novel. Then, near the end of the book, I noticed Canadian artist Ramón K Perez had hidden his initials on a baseball cap. I feel like a champion noticer. (Autocorrect doesn‘t believe noticer is a word. Maybe I just invented it.)

tpixie Good eye! Marc Brown's Arthur the Aadvark's children's books had his kid''s names hidden in them! 5y
Lindy @tpixie I did not know that. It‘s like a treasure hunt. 🥚 5y
tpixie @Lindy yes! And finding the mouse in Goodnight Moon! 5y
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LitDrivenGirl
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After some extremely depressing tax return news this morning the only thing that sounded remotely fun, and able to ligthen the mood, was a library visit. Of course coffee too 😉. Knitting books are expensive so having the availability to look them over before investing is a huge plus. I know nothing about the graphic novel, but the cover intrigued me and some of the shout outs 😁. Here's hoping the day gets better #becausebooks. #libraryloot

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Zelma
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Panpan

This was terrible. Now I will open myself to all criticism and admit that I have not read Jane Eyre. *ducks from flying tomatoes* With that said, I know the story and thought this would be a fun, modern retelling. Nope. No character growth from anyone. Odd story with the brother. Rochester was just creepy and mean, and I saw no reason for Jane‘s attraction. And the ending: 🙄

KVanRead Yup. This was pretty ridiculous. Much better off reading the original. 5y
Zelma @KVanRead I think this finally convinced me to read Jane Eyre this year. 👍 5y
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Zelma
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I am such a reading slump right now and I hate it. So I got even more book form a #libraryhaul in the hopes that something appeals to me. I blame too much Olympics watching and tiredness.

KVanRead Yup my reading is definitely due to Olympics watching. On the bright side my knitting has picked up.😌 5y
Zelma @KVanRead that‘s a good thing! I got out of knitting awhile ago, but really should pick it back up. I have my eye pretty glued to the tv so I don‘t know that I‘d be successful. And I can‘t multitask! 5y
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nitalibrarian
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Cataloging graphic novels and a few other non fiction. 😁 #librarylife

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bookloo
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Bailedbailed

This. Is. BAD. Gosh where do I even start? If you‘re a Jane Eyre fan you will HATE this. It‘s a very loose interpretation (if it‘s even that at all) and it seriously reads like fan fiction. If you don‘t want to be heartbroken and read about a drunk, jealous Mr. Rochester (who reminded me of Mr. Grey), or a quick-to-fall in love “Cinderella” Jane Eyre—do NOT read this. What we all love and cherish about Jane Eyre is totally lost here. Ugh.
#24in48

Cinfhen That's a shame because the cover looked adorable! 5y
KathyWheeler I didn‘t hate it, but that‘s because I loved Jane‘s relationship with Adele. 5y
GripLitGrl Thanks for sharing. I was hoping it was good to get into graphic novels doesn't sound like a good place to start. 5y
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bookloo @Cinfhen I know. 😭 My high hopes have been shattered. 💔 5y
bookloo @KathyWheeler Jane‘s adoration for Adele is the only thing I can think of that actually stayed the same. ...But I was too focused on the massacre of Mr. Rochester‘s character. 😖 5y
bookloo Yeah, sorry @GripLitGrl . I would try to recommend it if you can go in separating this from the original, but I wasn‘t joking about it being written like fan fiction. Definitely find something else to start with (Saga was my first intro to graphic novels). ♥️ 5y
batsy Oh no! I had high hopes! 5y
tif Bummer! I was hoping this was a good one 5y
GripLitGrl Thanks for the saga recommend☺ 5y
HKGirl Sadness. I'm a huge fan of Jane Eyre...but don't think I like the sound of this one.😕 Thanks for the warning! 5y
Silvertongue Too bad, but thanks for the warning! I saw this floating around on goodreads and had been thinking about pursuing it 5y
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KathyWheeler
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Mehso-so

My only quibble with this modern retelling of Jane Eyre is that her childhood is really glossed over. Update: I‘ve thought about this some more and I realize the only reason I like it is that I liked Jane‘s relationship with Rochester‘s daughter, Adele. The rest of it wasn‘t so believable, so I‘ve adjusted my rating.

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bookloo
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Starting Book 2 for #24in48!! I‘m a Jane Eyre fanatic, so I‘m incredibly excited to read this graphic novel retelling!!! 😍😍😭😭

GripLitGrl I am curious on your review i was thinking of reading when i finish up the original. But i would really trust the opinion of a Jane Eyre fan before making the leap to graphic novel 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes Wait!! Aline Brosh McKenna of Crazy Ex Girlfriend wrote a book?! (edited) 5y
bookloo @GripLitGrl You got it! I tend to love most interpretations of Jane Eyre (I loved Jane Steele) because it makes the story still relevant and accessible to new readers/fans. ♥️ 5y
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bookloo @Natasha.C.Barnes Yes!!! 😍😍 5y
Natasha.C.Barnes @bookloo She is so cool. Thanks for spreading the word! 5y
EvieBee Me too! I‘m currently reading a retelling written in 1946. Love Jane Eyre. 5y
KathyWheeler My library‘s Hoopla had this so I checked it out. Thanks! 5y
Mdargusch Looks great! Stacking. 👍🏼 5y
bookloo @KathyWheeler You‘re so welcome! ♥️ I hope you like it. :) (edited) 5y
bookloo @EvieBee What an awesome title! ♥️ 5y
bookloo @Mdargusch ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5y
TheBookHippie This is on my wish list!!! 5y
KathyWheeler @bookloo I‘m sure I will. 5y
Halfbloodprincess20 Me too ❤️ 5y
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guinsgirlreads
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one, super cute, but not nearly long enough! Need more volumes!

#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

@Clwojick @TricksyTails

Bloomingjen i saw this on Hoopla. I will check it out. 5y
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guinsgirlreads
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Next up in print and on the kindle ❤️👍🏻 #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

@Clwojick @TricksyTails

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Karen3
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Mehso-so

I‘m still not sure if graphic novels are my thing or not. Can‘t say I was the biggest fan of this. The illustrations just weren‘t my cup of tea I guess. 3⭐️

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Wife
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Mehso-so

I‘m still trying the GN format. This one is “based on” one of my all time favorites, Jane Eyre. I would have liked it more if I wasn‘t comparing the two while I read. I didn‘t care for the way the artist drew characters, but there were stunning city scenes. Overall Ok. @Kelican17

[DELETED] 3803335244 I love Jane Eyre so I can see why you were comparing. 5y
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BooksAtNight
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Pickpick

I quite enjoyed this graphic novel, which is a loose modern retelling of Jane Eyre. The art was lovely and the story line engaging.

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dixi_e
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Panpan

Loved this layout but I did not enjoy this book. It‘s contemporary twist was too shallow and simple for my tastes, with a relationship that developed even more implausibly than its namesake. The Game of Thrones twist was also just too thoughtless and the pace too quick to make anything ring ‘true‘. #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

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dixi_e
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Starting #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon with this discovery on hoopla. I love Jane Eyre so 🤞🏻this is a strong reimagining of it.

Clwojick Yay! I just picked this one up yesterday! Can't wait to hear what you think of it❤️️ 5y
Karen3 Just downloaded this one on hoopla too. Can‘t wait to start. 5y
dixi_e I can only recommend that you wait @Karen3 and @Clwojick . It was too quick and shallow for my taste. 5y
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TommieMarie74
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Pickpick

I really liked this modern retelling of Jane Eyre. There were a few adjustments to make it more modern but they worked well. And the artwork was lovely. Jane Eyre has always been one of my favorite novels and I think this graphic novel lived up to it.

rubyslippersreads I keep checking this out from Hoopla and then getting sidetracked. 😒 5y
TommieMarie74 @rubyslippersreads It‘s definitely worth reading! 5y
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Snow
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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This is gonna be good and cozy☺️

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KVanRead
Jane | Aline McKenna
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Mehso-so

Did I spend all of my spare time the past few days binging on #GraphicNovels on Hoopla so I could complete my #GoodreadsChallenge before the end of the year? Yup. I sure did! And I don‘t feel too bad about it considering the sizable number of chunksters and classics I got through this past year. Plus, it was great exposure to an art form I don‘t explore that often. This one was just okay though. Entertaining but a little too silly for me.

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 5y
suvata 🎉👍🏻🎊👌🏻🎈 5y
cocomass 👏🏽🎊👏🏽🍾👏🏽🎈👏🏽🎉 5y
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Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
CoffeeBooksRepeat 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf 🎉🎉👏👏 5y
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CoffeeK8
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Pickpick

Lovely reimagining of Jane Eyre set in modern day NYC!

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