Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monsters, Classics and Alumnae... oh my!

While it might not seem like the above three things would go hand in hand down a yellow brick road, they actually all come together, quite nicely, in one book.

Jane Slayre
By Charlotte Bronte and
Sherri Browning Erwin
Simon & Schuster

Jane Slayre, is another monster spin off of a classic book (think Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Little Women and Werewolves, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters).

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is re-imagined as Jane Slayre, an orphan who shuns her vampire family, and becomes a governess for the charge of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Who she, (surprise, surprise) falls madly in love with.

Spoiler Alert!!: Trouble comes in the form of Mr. Rochester's first wife, who just also happens to be a werewolf in his attic.

Jane Slayre also happens to be written by Mount Holyoke Alumna, Sherri Browning Erwin.

On a related note I've discovered another fun spinoff inspired by the Bronte sisters.

The Original Jane Eyre was pretty revolutionary for it's time.
The fact that it was written by a woman even more so. Click on these fun related pictures to watch a video inspired by Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne! I wish I could have these action figures for real!!

To reserve/order your copy of Jane Slayre, click here.

To check out more stuff from the publisher's website click on the link.


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