Book Reviews of Jenna Starborn

Jenna Starborn
Jenna Starborn
Author: Sharon Shinn
ISBN-13: 9780441010295
ISBN-10: 0441010296
Publication Date: 2/25/2003
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Very entertaining science fiction take on Jane Eyre. Not too technical and even sorta believable. I liked it very much.
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great scfi retelling of jane eyre - great for sci readers and folks who like just a great story
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this book is a mixture of science fiction and gothic romance. Wonderful story by a great author.
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This is an entertaining futuristic retelling of Jane Eyre
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Would you believe Jane Eyre with Cyborgs and spaceships? Great fun, a good light read.
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Excellent SF retelling of Jane Eyre
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It isn't often that I have time to read a "fun" book as a graduate student. But, I was on vacation and took this along. I expected a beach read, but was pleasantly surprised to find that Jenna Starborn not only followed the story structure of Jane Eyre, but even adopted the writing style. As a former English teacher, I savored each sentence and reveled in the unique combination of sci-fi and Victorian sensibilities.
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I really enjoyed this book. It IS a futuristic knockoff of "Jane Eyre" but still a good read.
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Well, they weren't kidding when they said that Ms. Shinn followed the prototype of Wuthering Heights. I loved Wuthering Heights but only liked this book. It is definitely suited to a younger crowd although she does an excellent job of portraying other worlds in a different time. This had the potential to be much more developed than a one book read, I felt it was a bit condensed but it was still an interesting read.