A Breath of Eyre – Book Review #15

A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont

Title: A Breath of Eyre
Series: Unbound
Book one
Author: Eve Marie Mont

Publisher:  Kensington Publishing Corporation
Published: 27th March, 2012

Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction
Young Adult

Rating: ♣♣♣

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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…


I enjoyed this book.

I mean I’ve never read Jane Eyre and I have no idea what it is about. So when I say I enjoyed this book that is based purely on the story that Mont has told and it is not affected in any way to the real story of Jane Eyre, which I’m sure would influence the review if I had read it, or even knew what it was about.

This story was interesting to say the least. The way Emma was transported into the life of Jane Eyre wasn’t original. Even though I knew this book would have Jane Eyre’s story in it I found that part of the story dull. It was if the real story was worked around Jane Eyre’s story.

Then again I liked that most of it was set in present day, it was its own story. Not just a retelling of Jane Eyre.

I liked how it ended. But then I read the blurb for the second book and was surprised to see that Emma was also the lead character in that book. So I guess Emma pops in and out of classical stories. I wonder if she will end up having an illness at some stage in these books? Like in Joan of Arcadia Joan was diagnosed with a disease that explained why she was seeing God. Well to everyone else it explained that. I hope not. I hope Emma isn’t crazy.

Even though I did enjoy this book I’m not sure if I’m interested in reading the rest in the series.

Miss J


2 thoughts on “A Breath of Eyre – Book Review #15

    • Hmm I think I will at some stage! I mean I know that I should read all those books at some stage!
      Yeah, I’m interested to see how she’s incorporated the next two stories. I like reading retelling’s of stories. But usually those are retellings of the fairytale’s like Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella haha. In those stories I like how they’ve mixed it up and made it more thrilling.

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