Jane, Unlimited

Jane, Unlimited

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"Recently orphaned Jane accepts an unexpected invitation from an old acquaintance to an island mansion where she will face five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780803741492
Branch Call Number: YF CASHO-K
Characteristics: 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm


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Deftly blending genres and references to classic literature, this stunningly written novel explores love, loss, and the multiverse. Readers will be swept up by the intrepid Jane as she uncovers myriad secrets within the grounds of the imposing estate Tu Reviens. Bound to be a fan favorite of goth... Read More »

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Aug 03, 2019

Fantastic, each part is more exciting than the last

Dec 03, 2018

Unfortunately none of the five storylines worked. Everything was too eccentric and out of left-field. Jane was a boring, Mary Sue character and the other characters were just odd and snooty. Rarely do I put down a DNF rating for a book. Maybe Cashore is a one-hit wonder with the Graceling series, because this was honestly terrible.

Sep 16, 2018

It is odd to me to see so many negative and diminishing reviews of Jane, Unlimited. This book was not YA categorized at my library, but throughout I was reminded of YA books, partly because of the ages of the central characters. I was intrigued at the idea of an umbrella artist, and enjoyed the descriptions of Jane's works. For people who pitched the book at page 50, or even 100, you missed the exploration of the multiverse, how the reality that develops as a result of Jane's choice is based on the events that transpired before the choice point. It was a complicated project, and in my opinion, Cashore managed it competently.

Feb 02, 2018

I found this book unusual and enchanting. Though it is perhaps too strange to appeal to everyone, I do recommend it for the more adventurous reader who enjoys genre-bending novels.

Jan 04, 2018

I made it to page 115 before giving up ... the story was so convoluted, and filled with so many 'mysterious' characters on 'mysterious' missions, I could not bring myself to care even a little bit about what was so special and wondrous about the house they've all congregated in. Skip it.

JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

I couldn't get into this book; between the main character being an umbrella artist, and all the rich people having non conversations, I had to tap out. Why does no one have direct conversations with the other characters? What is magic about this mansion? Why keep reading? Why indeed.....

Nov 06, 2017

Honestly, I am a huge fan of Kristen Cashore's Graceling series. I've read and re-read all three books and absolutely loved them, because she has a gift for creating a great storyline and having the skill required to execute it. So when I saw this book on a library shelf, I eagerly grabbed it and headed home as soon as possible to start it. However, the beginning, no matter how well written, was quite boring. As much as the idea of five alternate realities appeal to me, I didn't get past the first fifty pages before tossing the book aside. Sorry, but this book just didn't capture my attention.

ArapahoeTiegan Oct 01, 2017

This was an interesting book. However, from the synopsis and the way the story starts it is impossible to anticipate where this book will go. It becomes a tale on how a seemingly minor choice can have drastically different outcomes. As the novel explored each choice available to Jane in an innocuous conversation with her friend the scenarios just became increasingly stranger. At first, the story seems to be a simple realistic fictional mystery. Then it warps into some odd science fiction options that fit outlandishly within the framework of the original story. As a result, I had a hard time getting through this book - not only was it slightly repetitive, but it just started to get weird. The last two choices were especially strange and just left me shaking my head in the turn they'd taken with the story. Not quite what I would have expected from Cashore after the wonderfulness of the Graceling realm series.


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