Eyre House

Eyre House

by Caitlin Greer

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ISBN-13: 9781484973387
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Cait writes YA and NA stories that range from sci-fi and fantasy (because she loves making worlds and things up), to contemporary (because she kind of sort of fell into it and discovered she's not half bad). Her best friends growing up were the combined works of Robin McKinley, Madeline L'Engle, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, and too many others to mention.

She drives a Jeep, loves the outdoors, takes pictures of everything she can, and writes obsessively. A martial artist and a former teacher, she is owned by two cats who started out incredibly small, and are now incredibly huge.

Cait currently live in the mountains of Utah, but Virginia will always be home.

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Eyre House 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ROLaughlin More than 1 year ago
Okay. This is going to be one of those “I loved it but I didn’t” type of reviews, so brace yourselves, but also keep reading! Because I have a feeling that this novel has something for everyone. It’s just that beautiful. I have to admit, I didn’t have high expectations going into it, even though I desperately wanted it to be good. I mean, I wanted a Jane Eyre redeux badly, but I was scared that it wouldn’t come close to being as wonderful, y’know? Eyre House blew me away, in so many aspects. The mystery was gripping, the characters real, the setting…THE SETTING. I would read anything by this author just for her gorgeous, gorgeous descriptions. When I started reading, I squealed with delight that the main character was male, and the story had been flipped around. (This convinced me that Ms. Greer was brilliant before I even started reading, and that hunch was right.) Evan Richardson is a refreshing main character. He’s nineteen, focused, decent, and tough when he needs to be. I loved his personality. At first I thought he was way too good for Ginny (he is), but that’s classic Jane Eyre, of course! Ginny turns deeper as the story progresses, sort of shining in the light of sweet, wonderful Evan, which is just perfect. It gave me the warm fuzzies inside, to be sure, just like the novel it’s inspired by. The reason I didn’t give the book a solid five stars is simply personal taste. There’s a lot of explicit sex, and while it was pretty tastefully done and not gross, any more than two or three [extremely relevant to the characters] scenes are not really my thing. I skipped some pages. I’ve found that this is just part of the New Adult genre, so anyone who enjoys New Adult Romance and everything that comes with it will probably enjoy the book thoroughly. I did find all the sex to be kind of contrary to the themes of Jane Eyre, though, because so much of the story is about Jane’s mature restraint where Rochester is being heedless. It’s one of her strengths: looking at the situation as a whole and deciding this is not the time or place to follow her emotions. I feel like Evan tried to show the same restraint, but it didn’t last long enough to be genuine. There WAS so much STORY. Every word was there for a reason. Events happened. Characters grew. I would have liked the ending to be more bittersweet and the mystery more creepy (again, just a Jane Eyre die-hard, I guess), where instead the ending was more of just sweet, and the mystery wrapped up with a little bow. In closing, I read a lot of New Adult this spring and decided it’s not really for me, but this is BY FAR the best I’ve read. So if you’re going to read one New Adult book to dip your toes into the genre, READ THIS ONE. The writing is exquisite and the characters are memorable. Also, follow Cait Greer everywhere because I expect more awesome from her very soon.