About the Book:Jane of Air The Tattoed Girl Series Book 1 by Jessica Penot
Jane has spent her entire life hiding. Hiding under bulky clothing. Hiding behind books. Hiding behind glasses. Abandoned in an emergency room at the age of four with her name written on her forehead in Sharpie and a mysterious tattoo of a door on her back, Jane grew up in foster care and learned early on that blending in with normal people was the only way to survive.
Now, at the age of 16, Jane is hoping to get a fresh start at a prestigious college on a full scholarship. With limited resources and no family to help her, Jane takes a job as a live-in companion to a wealthy old woman who lives near the school. Jane grows to care for Miss Adele and loves her new home, the magnificent Thornfield Hall, even though everyone says it’s haunted. She doesn’t even mind Adele’s brooding grandson, Edward Rochester, who the locals believe murdered his first girlfriend. At first Jane tries to stay away from Edward, but she can’t help being drawn to him. As her attraction grows, so do the whispers about the dark secrets that Edward is hiding. After Jane witnesses several improbably accidents, she realizes that any sensible girl should run away in terror. She realizes that only a fool would stay, yet she can’t make herself leave no matter how dark the shadows grow and how real the ghosts become. As her fears escalate, her tattoo begins to change and spread across her back. Jane knows something wicked lurks at Thornfield and she knows it’s connected to her. She knows the only way to stop the darkness is to run, but somehow, she can’t seem to find the strength to leave the only person she’s ever loved.
Jane of Air - Jessica Penot
This is a very intriguing paranormal story. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I like the tie to old England.
The characters are well-developed. It is easy to feel their emotions.
The story flows well from chapter to chapter and is easy to follow along.
The title of the book fits the story well. The cover of the book is also very appealing.
I can't wait to read the following books in the series.
I highly recommend this book.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
written by vickie
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Jane was abandoned on an emergency exit of a hospital with infected tattoos covering her back and arms. She was only Four years old. She was raised in foster care, not usually treated very well, even though she tried to work hard doing chores at home and getting good grades in school.. When she was ten, she was given a home with a nice couple, but soon the husband died and the wife went into a permanent trance.
Jane kept up the house, got a part time job, and "none was the wiser". She was able to get moved up two grades in school. Her only friend, Helen, as also a little "weird" and had been held back a year, so she was older. The two were able to graduate together.
Helen arranged it so they could attend the same university. She found Jane a job which included room and board, which her scholarship did not offer.
Jane was very delighted when she arrived at her new job... Helen was frantic to leave and take Jane with her.
Will this be a place she can fulfill her dreams, or will it be a place of danger?
This story was captivating and the characters were depicted in a way the reader could really connect with.
The plot "kept thickening" as the story progressed. There were various events which added to the intrigue.
The only problem I experienced is with the ending. I know it is the first in the series, but the ending was still too abrupt. I was looking for the rest of the story and it wasn't there. It needed a concise finish to that portion, with a "catchy" teaser to entice the reader to continue with the next book in the series. This ending just felt frustrating.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with no mention of a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author:
Jessica Penot is a therapist and writer who lives in Alabama. Jessica is the owner of Tree of Life Behavioral Health and connoisseur of ghost stories and all things that go bump in the night. She is the Author of Haunted North Alabama, Haunted Chattanooga, and Amazon bestseller, The Accidental Witch.www.jessicapenot.net | www.jessicapenot.com | www.hauntingdarkness.com
Submit a description of your favorite ghost story to me at my email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org and enter to win a new kindle fire. Best ghost story wins. All stories eligible to be places on my website, www.hauntingdarkness.com. This giveaway is open to everyone!
Presented by YA Reads
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.