Title: Jane Slayre
Author: Charlotte Bronte & Sherri Browning Erwin
Description: Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle…
Progress: 12 down, 28 to go¹ (list)
Which: Jane Slayre, Charlotte Brontë and Sherri Browning Erwin
These mash-ups have to walk a fine line, I think. On the one hand: there’s the risk of boring the reader with too little monster oomph (I’m looking at you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies); on the other, there’s the risk of nauseating the reader with too much monstery squishiness (I’m glaring at you Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [grr]).
Luckily for you (and me!) Browning Erwin does a nice job of not forgetting who Jane, Rochester, and St. John are when she folds in the vampires, zombies, and werewolves. The monster language is distracting a handful of times, but the rest of the time it was cracking me up. I mean, of course Mrs Reed was a vampire. (:
¹ Book 11 was The Girl in the Blue Beret by Bobbie Ann Mason. It’s all right, but I find I’m eh enough about it that it doesn’t warrant its own post. So there.
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