Brightly Burning – Alexa Donne

35721194Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Published: May 1st, 2018
Publisher: HMH BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Retelling, Mystery


Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere – anywhere – else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind. But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet. Continue reading

Manga Classics: Jane Eyre

26591771Manga Classics: Jane Eyre by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: November 15th, 2016
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Manga, Classics, Gothic, Romance


As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers. Continue reading

Jane – Aline McKenna

34397547Jane by Aline McKenna

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Distributors
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Publisher: Archaia
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Fast
Genres &  Themes: Classics Retold, Jane Eyre, Comics, Mystery


A reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre set in present day, written by acclaimed screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna and Eisner Award-winning illustrator Ramón K. Pérez. Continue reading