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Jane Bites Back

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

and another one bites the dust...

ha not in a bad way...i liked it..i've pretty much read all the Jane spin-offs and it wasn't un-entertaining. i REALLY liked how he pulls in the other old famous names you see like lord Byron and the Bronte sisters...VERY good research is nice to see. also it was real...
ha not in a bad way...i liked it..i've pretty much read all the Jane spin-offs and it wasn't un-entertaining. i REALLY liked how he pulls in the other old famous names you see like lord Byron and the Bronte sisters...VERY good research is nice to see. also it was really funny...i laughed out loud several times. there's even a part where i teared up a bit near the end but for a stupid reason (a puppy :]). as for suspense and the vampire aspect, not exactly a HUGE part of the story...i mean its about her being one but its not really wrapped up in a bunch of Gothic vampire lore and drama. and if you want a novel written for the 1800s then don't read it. Jane might be 200 yrs old in this one but she doesn't really act that way, nor does she talk that way (only a little)... ALL GOOD THINGS overall. Read it! You'll like it!

posted by AshPash0822 on January 25, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Should have been funnier

A light, fluffy read. The concept of Jane Austen as a vampire has great comedic potential, but this book failed to live up to the expectations I had for it. While there were certainly a couple of moments where I laughed out loud, there were many other moments where I ne...
A light, fluffy read. The concept of Jane Austen as a vampire has great comedic potential, but this book failed to live up to the expectations I had for it. While there were certainly a couple of moments where I laughed out loud, there were many other moments where I nearly completely lost interest. The character of Jane Austen in this novel is not one-tenth as witty as the real Jane Austen. Neither the story nor the characters is particularly exciting.

posted by Kairuh on February 12, 2010

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    and another one bites the dust...

    ha not in a bad way...i liked it..i've pretty much read all the Jane spin-offs and it wasn't un-entertaining. i REALLY liked how he pulls in the other old famous names you see like lord Byron and the Bronte sisters...VERY good research is nice to see. also it was really funny...i laughed out loud several times. there's even a part where i teared up a bit near the end but for a stupid reason (a puppy :]). as for suspense and the vampire aspect, not exactly a HUGE part of the story...i mean its about her being one but its not really wrapped up in a bunch of Gothic vampire lore and drama. and if you want a novel written for the 1800s then don't read it. Jane might be 200 yrs old in this one but she doesn't really act that way, nor does she talk that way (only a little)... ALL GOOD THINGS overall. Read it! You'll like it!

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    I have to say that the part I liked best in this book (and the s

    I have to say that the part I liked best in this book (and the series) is that the author managed to keep Jane very much a lady of her time while not making her judgmental of those who don't hold with the same behaviors as her. Add to that how light-hearted and fun the book is and you have a very lovely read.

    Given the quirky tone of the book, I didn't even mind the big literature name vampires or how over the top they were. This was also made easy to over look given how much I loved Lucy and Kelly. I didn't dislike Walter, I just don't feel we really get a good feel for him in this book. However, there is no doubt he feels for our dear Jane.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Jane Bites Back

    I enjoyed reading this book so much. It kept me laughing almost the entire time. Classic literature authors as vampires, I thought was hysterical. If you're looking for a fun book I would definitely suggest reading this one.

    Jane Bites Back is about Jane Austen as a vampire. She owns a bookstore in upstate New York and works with a younger woman named Lucy. Lucy had me cracking up the whole book. Jane's trying to get the manuscript of a novel she wrote back in the day published. It keeps getting rejected and she just wants to tell people who she is. All the while she sees her own books flying off the shelves everyday and wonders if she's lost her ability to write. I won't reveal any more of the book, but I would definitely suggest reading it if you're looking for a good laugh!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2010

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    Fun read!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this book & have told several people they should check it out!

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