My advice to you before reading this book is this: 1. READ it first, don't listen to the audiobook. and 2. Read the jacket flap so you have a clue as to the premise of the book.
I did not do either of these things.
So, I plunged into the audiobook version of Jane, Unlimited having NO idea what the book was about. This was fun because I was actually surprised by the unusual plot direction of the book, but also mildly confusing because the genre of the book changes 5 times! Art Heist Mystery? Murder Mystery? Romance? Science Fiction? Fantasy? Yes yes yes yes and yes.
That being said, Kristin Cashore is one of my favorite YA authors, and Jane, Unlimited did not disappoint!
Jane, a young woman who was raised by her very recently deceased Aunt Magnolia, is invited to Tu Reveins, a grand mansion on a private NY island. The heiress to this estate is Jane's former tutor and a casual friend. Normally, Jane would have refused such an invitation but, before her death, Aunt Magnolia made Jane PROMISE to accept an invitation to Tu Reveins if she ever received one. A weird request, but Aunt Magnolia was an eccentric woman.
What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reveins is more than a mansion. It is a place of infinite possibilities. It is a place where your choices dictate reality- and reality cannot be taken for granted. You could find love, death, adventure, horror, or joy depending on how you play the hand you are dealt.
There are many, many mysteries and Jane is more deeply involved than she could have ever suspected.
I am probably going to re-read this one in text form. I have unanswered questions which I may have missed the answers to by listening to the audio. I feel like there is room for a sequel to this story- but I do not know if that is the path Cashore has chosen. Regardless, Jane, Unlimited is a thrilling journey I highly recommend.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review by Mrs. Sanborn
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