Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Reads: Eyre House by Caitlin Greer!

Seems that this week's Friday Reads are all gonna be about Caitlin Greer books! Her first published book was this NA contemporary retelling of a classic, Jane Eyre.

Eyre HouseEyre House by Cait Greer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eyre House is the second book by Caitlin Greer that I've read, and I have to say this was a very interesting NA retting of Jane Eyre!

We have a Jane Eyre by name and a Mr Rochester, and we have a disparity of social status, and there's strange happenings and family secrets and talks of ghosts, but Cait takes all this and crafts her own story twisting things differently and offering a very entertaining story that stands on its own even without the references to the original story.

Evan Richardson is an 18 year old orphan that has been living in the system, going from foster home to foster home, but since he's now a legal adult he can try to make his own path. He finds a job working in Eyre House during the summer and what he expects will be a good job to stay out trouble and save some money to figure what to do with his future turns into a very complicated summer.

He has to deal with a house full of ghost stories, the daughter of the owner Ginny Eyre that won't take no for an answer, her father, her ex-boyfriend and all the issues that a difference on social status can bring.

Evan sounds like a very realistic male POV, and the way he deals with the issues he faces given his past is quite realistic. Ginny is not as unbearble and you would have expected given her social status, but her way of dealing with what she doesn't like and how good she is at denial, well it grated a bit on my nerves, but it gave a very good excuse to some well done steamy scenes!

Eyre House a bit of everything, ghost stories, romance of the steamy variety, swoony moments and enough intrigue to have a bit of a thriller to it. There's betrayal, murder, unexpected good fortune and some trepidant action towards the end.

All in all, a very entertaining read, well deserving of 3.5 stars.

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