02 January 2018

Jane, Unlimited - Kristin Cashore (a book that was hard to grasp)

magical realism and some other things
genre-bending is what most people call this book
the authors describes her book this way
"a kaleidoscopic novel about grief, adventure, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices"
going into this book I wasn't sure what to expect
the synopsis sounded interesting
and because I enjoyed "Graceling" by Cashore
I decided to give this book a try
what you get with this book is a contemporary setting
with some special elements added to the story
the story is set on a island in a house full of secrets
full of things I didn't really understand
reading this book was like going on an adventure
an adventure that left me with a lot of open questions
my reading experience is hard to describe
some things worked for me
others didn't 
everything that had to do with the special elements
wasn't for me
the setting didn't appeal to me as much as I was hoping for
and I didn't manage to connect to any of the characters
things like magical realism rarely work for me
because the special elements in a contemporary setting
often don't ring true to me
and that's the number one reason why I struggled with "Jane, Unlimited"
however I think that this book might be great for readers
who love things like magical realism 
who enjoy reading stories that include elements from different genres. 

1 comment:

  1. Another book I've heard mixed reviews on. I know a lot of people were surprised by it as it was a change from the Graceling series but they also struggled with the way it was written. I think it's one I definitely want to read for myself because I've heard so many different things but Kristin Cashore is an author I want to read more from.




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