Monthly Archives: July 2014

Adele

By Emma Tennant 1/5 The untold story of Adele Varens, Mr. Rochester’s ward. Adele lives with her mother, Celine, in an apartment in Paris, and has everything she could want. She loves her mother, she loves her mother’s actor friends, … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey

By Val McDermid 3/5 A modern adaptation of, obviously, Northanger Abbey, in the same vein as the Sense and Sensibility I read a while back. Cat Morland is a typical teenage girl – she has social media accounts, she tweets … Continue reading

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Pemberley Ranch

By Jack Caldwell 3 ½ out of 5 Pride and Prejudice and Coyboys! The scene opens at Doc Bingley’s wedding to the lovely Yankee-born Jane Bennet, when his friend, Will Darcy, comes back into town after having been away for … Continue reading

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Across a Star-Swept Sea

By Diana Peterfreund 5/5 If For Darkness Shows the Stars was my birthday, this book is Christmas. Set in the same world as the aforementioned, it’s a post-apocalyptic Scarlet Pimpernel. Hundreds of years ago, humanity tampered with our own genes, … Continue reading

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Masque of the Red Death

By Bethany Griffin 2/5 Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “Mask of the Red Death”. Araby lives in a crumbling city filled with the dead. For several years, the city has been under siege by a terrible airborne disease … Continue reading

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Jane

By April Linder 2/5 When Jane’s parents die unexpectedly, she is forced to drop out of college and apply for a position as a nanny. Because she doesn’t listen to popular music or read the tabloids, the nanny agency thinks … Continue reading

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