Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Jane Airhead by Kay Woodward

Title: Jane Airhead
Author: Kay Woodward
Published by: Andersen Press
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Pages: 224
Genres: Children's/Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the author.

What's not to love about Jane Eyre? Gothic and passionate, it features the ultimate hero - Mr Rochester. And that gives Charlotte a top idea: she'll look for a new Mr Rochester for her lovely Mum. So when Charlotte finds the ideal man, she can't believe her luck. He's dark, brooding and mysterious. He's PERFECT.

But this real-life romantic hero also turns out to be sarcastic and rude. Does Charlotte really want her Mum marrying him?
Perhaps it would have been better if Mr Rochester had stayed between the covers of Charlotte's favourite novel...?

I really enjoyed this book, and the occasional chunks of Jane Eyre added an unexpected but pleasant twist to the story. I think some of it was maybe a bit too serious but it was well balanced with humour and surprises. I love this novel - it is absolutely amaztastic!

Also I really, really, really like the cover! I think it appeals to tweens and teens, and not a lot of book covers can pull that off.

This novel is incredibly witty and funny and I think everyone will love it - I'd recommend this book for ages 9+ but, as I said before, I definitely think everyone will enjoy it!

Big thank you to the author Kay Woodward for sending this to me - it was AMAZING.


  1. This was on my TBR list already, but you've bumped it up with this fab review. Amaztastic, hee! It sounds such a brilliant idea - and you're right, the cover is adorable.

  2. I've been really wanting to read this for ages, and now I really want to read it even more! Thanks for the review, Amber!