Jane, Unlimited

Posted January 8, 2018 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Jane, UnlimitedJane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Published by Kathy Dawson Books on September 19th 2017
Pages: 464
Goodreads
four-stars

If you could change your story, would you?
Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life, raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, whom she counted on to turn life into an adventure. Without Aunt Magnolia, Jane is directionless. Then an old acquaintance, the glamorous and capricious Kiran Thrash, blows back into Jane’s life and invites her to a gala at the Thrashes’ extravagant island mansion called Tu Reviens. Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.”
What Jane doesn’t know is that at Tu Reviens her story will change; the house will offer her five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But every choice comes with a price. She might fall in love, she might lose her life, she might come face-to-face with herself. At Tu Reviens, anything is possible.

Jane, Unlimited took me on a confusing roller coaster ride. I’ve heard so many mix reviews about this book that I’ve been a bit wishy-washy about starting it. Jane, Unlimited has one of those covers that you keep going back to cause SHINY! I broke down and started the book. Now I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster ride because there is so much going on. I am going to break my reactions down.

11.16.17

I’ve made it through the introduction and first story. I’ve enjoyed it so far once I got to the first story. The introduction is a bit slow. As I am going through the first story, I wasn’t sure what is going cause it seems like the story is wrapping up but I have three-fourths of the book to go. On to the Research.

The Research:

I feel a bit confused by Jane, Unlimited, so I wanted to figure out what this book was about without spoiling it for myself. Here is what I learned. This is designed like a choose your own adventure novel except the main character Jane is the one choosing her own adventure. Second, you don’t have to read the stories in order but it is highly recommended. Last, but not least, every story will overlap with another one to give you, as the read, the full 360 degree view.

After finding out this information, I felt a bit less confused and more enlightened. Back to the story I went.

11.17.17

I am more than halfway through the story number two. Story two reveals a lot more to what is really going on. I feel like Jane, Unlimited is giving you more of the paths that Jane could choose, not that she does all of it…or maybe she does. Story three is a bit weird. I am not sure how I feel about this one just yet. Story three is quite gross too. This one is my least favorite so far. Oh! So it seems that these are alternate pathways. Basically depending on what decision Jane makes is what path becomes the reality. I find myself being quite intrigued with this book. Story number five comes with a lot of surprises.

It is weird to think that our choices can have multiple pathways for our life. Your life goes a certain way due to your choices. Can you imagine all the different paths you could have taken?

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore definitely took me by surprise. I found myself really enjoying this unique novel. I haven’t read Cashore’s other books, so I didn’t come into the story with any expectations. This book is so unique and I really enjoyed it.

four-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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