Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #86: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

Jane Steele
by Lyndsay Faye
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Reader, I murdered him.

A darkly brilliant Gothic retelling of Jane Eyre from the Edgar-nominated author of The Gods of Gotham.

Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked - but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.

A fugitive navigating London's underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate's true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household's strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him - body, soul and secrets - and what if he discovers her murderous past?
I've never actually read Jane Eyre but I will totally read it so that I can read this one! I saw the movie years ago and really enjoyed it!!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.