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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Northanger Alibi (The Jane Austen Diaries #2) by Jenni James

"So you read Twilight?"  I asked him. "And who had to bribe you to do it?"

Jenni James wrote a book about me!!!  In Northanger Alibi, the second installment of The Jane Austen Diaries, we meet Claire Hart: a quirky, funny, crazy Twilight obsessed fan girl! Her knowledge of all things vampire related is second to none!!!  She is thrilled when she is invited to visit dreary Seattle, WA with family friends for the summer, a city she swears vampires and werewolves have to lurk!  Alas! She meets Tony and when he seems to know what she is thinking, she is certain she found herself her very own Edward Cullen!!  

In this modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Claire takes her own epic journey on her first summer away from home.  In the original Northanger Abbey, Catherine (the main character) is obsessed with The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, in Northanger Alibi, Claire is obsessed with Twilight.  It’s perfect!

The characters are a quiet true to the originals Catherine like Claire is very silly and naïve, yet true to Miss Austen’s female leads, she is strong willed and confident. 

This book is hilarious! I love all things Jane Austen and I love all things Twilight and this book meshed my two loves brilliantly! 

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