Monday, January 28, 2013
Review: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
Title: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen
Author: Syrie James
Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 432
When I saw this book on Netgalley it was instalove!! I love books about missing manuscripts. Throw in Jane Austen, and I was sold. However, I was really disappointed by this one.
I think that most Jane Austen fans will love this book. I was looking for a book about a quest, and this was not really that book. The manuscript is found pretty early on in the book, and it then becomes the story of the lost manuscript-a story within a story.
The writing was beautiful, and had I been in the mood for a historical fiction book and had the formatting from Netgalley not been so awful, I probably would have been able to finish the book. I'm not sure why but I have the worst luck with book formatting when I get them from netgalley. I can handle a sentence like
or two like this every now
but throughout the course of the
book formatting like this
drives me cray-cray!!
For those of you who love Jane Austen like books, then I highly recommend this one, sadly this one was a dnf for me.