A Breath Of Eyre Eve Marie Mont Book Review

Serious rhetorical question – who HASN’T spent time daydreaming about Mr. Rochester after reading Jane Eyre? Y’all, when I first saw the cover and read the synopsis of A Breath Of Eyre by debut author Eve Marie Mont, I immediately put in on my read at any cost list. After reading A Breath Of Eyre, I can say it TOTALLY belonging on that list.

A Breath Of Eyre Eve Marie Mont Book Cover

A Breath Of Eyre

Right, so the premise of A Breath Of Eyre is that Emma goes to this boarding school near her Massachusetts home on scholarship. She’s super lonely and her only real life romantic possibility is Gray Newman, senior at the boy’s school next door and also a total blast from her past, BUT he doesn’t seem too interested. When Emma receives a super old edition of Jane Eyre, a certain magical circumstance happens and OMG she slips into the story. AS IN EMMA BECOMES JANE EYRE and I become jealous.

Y’all, the pacing of Eve Marie Mont’s A Breath Of Eyre is snappy. I thought it would take me at least 100 pages to really get into it. Nope, one night I started reading before bed right, and didn’t look up until 70 pages passed, cuz you guys the story is seductive!

I came to really care about Emma and identify with her. Like I said, she’s a lonely girl who takes comfort in books. Hello, story of MY life too! And like Emma, I also would not fit in at rich kid boarding school. PLUS we see her really blossom and grow some courage. I love this in a character, when they are similar to me, BUT they also grow personally.

As for the love interest in A Breath Of Eyre, I wasn’t really feeling  Gray Newman. I don’t know he’s got a little too much of a checkered past for me to get into and like the chemistry wasn’t enough to make THIS reader swoon. But, the main character, Emma, really seems into him, hahaha.

Y’all, if you want an interesting look at Jane Eyre with new points you maybe hadn’t considered, want to read about a character who loves books as much as you do, then perhaps you should do yourself a favor and read A Breath Of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont.

Disclosure: Received for review.

Other reviews of A Breath Of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont:

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Buried In Books
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Great to hear about the pacing-I am tired of books not grabbing me from the start! I started coveting this one after seeing the cover as well and am glad to hear that it’s a good read. I will need to get my hands on a copy as well.
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  2. This one is on my night stand!!!! <3

  3. I have heard great things about A Breath of Eyre and I am definitely interested in reading this book to see how the story is related to Jane Eyre! Thank you so much for the giveaway and great post!
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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! This book immediatelly went on my TBR list the minute I saw it. Glad to know it’s a good read. =)

  5. Bookish characters are the best. Plus, I think I am in love with the name Gray. Win and win.
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  6. Oh yay! I was waiting to see some reviews for this one, as it was one of those on the edge, could go either way kinda books for me. I’m sorry the romance didn’t make you swoon, but it still sounds like a lot of fun!
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  7. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. thank you for the contest!!
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  9. Ooh, nice review. I think I will identify with her too. *NEED*

    Also, you’ve peaked my curiosity about Gray Newman. 🙂
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  10. Really excited for this one.

    BTW, I HATE Rochester. I think he’s awful. He’s crazy and a liar, and I don’t think he treats Jane like an equal until he loses his eyesight and has a nubby hand. What about that is freaking romantic? ARRRGGGGGHHHHH.

    Will never understand.
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  11. I can’t wait to read this book! It is on my list for 2012 Debut authors.
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  12. I loved Jane Eyre and man am I excited for this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Great review! Now I’m even MORE excited to read this book! Funnily enough, I was this close to re-reading Jane Eyre just this afternoon. It was all dark and thunderstormy outside but peaceful indoors, and that always makes me want to pull out my British classics, especially Wuthering Heights. But I haven’t read Jane Eyre for almost a decade – since I was twelve! – and it won out. I wound up not reading it because one of my books is due back tomorrow and cannot be renewed. Thus, I read it instead. I absolutely need to re-read Jane Eyre sometime soon, though.

    ANYWAY. Long, rambling comment is long and rambling. This giveaway rocks. 🙂
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  14. Oh! The opening premise sounds a little bit like Austenland.

  15. I love the “y’all”s lol! I’m glad you enjoyed this book so much – I did too!
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  16. Thanks for the chance to win– this looks like a good one!

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  17. WANT SO MUCH – Jane Eyre is my fave book EVER
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  1. […] “Y’all, if you want an interesting look at Jane Eyre with new points you maybe hadn’t considered, want to read about a character who loves books as much as you do, then perhaps you should do yourself a favor and read A Breath Of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont.” – April @ Good Books and Good Wine […]

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