Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Jane Eyre in Space? Review of Alexa Donne’s Brightly Burning

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Alexa Donne's YA novel, Brightly Burning, ahead of its UK release on 12th June. I'd never heard of it, nor Donne, however, the friend who passed it on to me knows of my love of all things Brontë and suggested I might like to write a blog piece on this re-telling of Jane Eyre set in space, Yes, you read that correctly; Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece Jane Eyre, updated for a 21st century young adult audience and SET IN SPACE. My friend was quick to reassure me that it would be ok if I hated the idea and didn't read it, but with a premise that interesting, how could I resist?