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Entertaining. Simple. Teen adventure. It was a good interlude between heavier longer novels. I liked it well enough.
What did you love best about Dark Companion?
Really interesting concept and well though out charaters.
What other book might you compare Dark Companion to and why?
It has hints of Jane Eyre but is it's own story
Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Kate is a new narrator for me but I really liked her work in this book.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There were moments of laughter and tears, that is the sign of a great connection with the book.
Any additional comments?
Loved this book!! Really great story with such depth. Jane is a great character. I loved her strength and intelligence. She is kinda dumb about boys but I give her major props for getting herself out of a bad situation. She uses her brains and willpower to take her out of a very bad place.
Jane can be rather serious and is delightfully balanced with flighty Mary Violet and snarky Jack. Loved the whole dynamic! Such great humor and storytelling. I laughed out loud several times.
There was the usual teenage angst about boys and bad choices. Fortunately that passes rather quickly. It was annoying to see such a strong character be so self-doubting. But that is life, take someone out of the world they know and they are bound to try and change to fit into their new surroundings.
It was easy to pick up references to Jane Eyre but it isn’t a heavy retelling. Really nicely done. It also references many classic paranormal books. Each chapter start with a different quote the aptly fits.
There are still several unanswered questions at the end of the book. I really hope that this is a beginning to a series. I would definitely be into reading more.