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Download ↠ Jenna Starborn ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Í Jenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue a child unloved and unwanted Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind—and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's lifeNd and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's life to a planet. The best Jane Eyre retelling I've come across Unlike the others I've read this book doesn't try too hard and come out like Jane Eyre in different clothing all cutsey and stupid nor is it some completely unrelated plot which the author is insisting is a retelling of Jane Eyre I always think of the Monty Python sketch making fun of the with a twist phenomenon by doing a Shakespeare play with a cast of dairy cows Shinn avoids this kind of less than legitimate retelling Instead I found myself liking this science fiction novel on its own merit and enjoying the author's inventions rather than being bored to death or outraged by attempts at 'borrowing the glory' of Brontë's classic

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Called Fieldstar and to a property called Thorrastone whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate hea. It’s January and one of the things I resolved to do in the New Year was participate in Long Awaited Reads Month I’m sure any avid reader will agree with me – sometimes you buy a book that looks absolutely wonderful and then for one reason or another you don’t read it for YEARS It sits on the shelf or e reader gathering dust and though you know it’s probably wonderful you keep putting it off Well I’m finally reading a few of those books Sharon Shinn's Jenna Starborn was up first Shinn writes beautiful deep heart wrecking books including Archangel from the Samaria series and Troubled Waters from the Elemental Blessings series Jenna Starborn is a sci fi standalone and perhaps even relevant to a potential reader it’s a retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane EyreIn this science fiction future there are five levels of citizenship and one’s place in the hierarchy determines everything or almost everything in life Jenna Starborn is a half citizen – she was commissioned ‘grown’ in a gen tank harvested and then raised by a citizen but never formally adopted by her ‘creator’ As a half cit her future is precarious at best In the beginning she must face it alone – but Jenna is uietly extraordinary and she wins friends and family for herself While working at Thorrastone Park on the terraformed planet of Fieldstar she finds love but there are mysteries complications and machinations to maneuver before the tale comes to a satisfying conclusionThe plot of Jenna Starborn is of course well known to anyone who has read Jane Eyre or seen the film versions Michael Fassbender as Rochester in the latest incarnation hello dreamy When I first read Brontë’s classic in the 9th grade I mooned over it for several months – reread it and identified with it and thought it enormously romantic I am a different person now and I’ve had many years to consider whether or not I’d like a Mr Rochester of my own The answer has changed to an emphatic ‘NO’ I can still see the romance in the tale but I would not want to live it and I think that knowledge kept me from sinking completely into Shinn’s web of wordsLike the original Jane Jenna is a private uiet person She prefers uiet environments and smart purposeful people She’s guided by strong moral principles and believes in justice euality and kindness though she knows that in practice the world around her is unfair Unlike in the original she’s a highly proficient nuclear technician and she is no one’s governess Jenna is also a member of the PanEuist belief system and what one gathers of this religion and its believers fits in nicely with her ideals and uprightness and also makes for a nice differentiation from the 19th century Christianity that was Jane Eyre’s faithThe most interesting part of the book for me was seeing the ways in which Shinn was faithful to the original tale but still made it her own and made it sci fi An unapologetically brilliant and scientific heroine is a lovely rarity in my reading life At the same time Jenna doesn’t discard her feminine side or lack for emotion – she feels deeply but organizes her hopes uite strictly according to her inner moral compass This combination adds to generally practical rational Jenna’s humanity and empathy She’s a character that the privileged modern reader can access I’d say Shinn has done a marvelous job of evoking the classic in Jenna’s character I can also tell that Jane Eyre must be a huge influence on everything Shinn writes because it contains her standards a heroine who knows herself and a hero who has made or is still making dubious choices even though he means well Shinn writes the most beautiful shattering romantic moments and though I’m not as partial to Jenna Starborn as I am to other of her works I can’t say I escaped unscathed – I cried Jenna Starborn is a noteworthy tribute to a classic and at the same time a delightfully deep sci fi romance with wrenching emotion and difficult choices that make up real life and the reuisite happy conclusionRecommended for fans of Jane Eyre and anyone looking for sci fi romance or beautiful emotion filled writing

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Jenna StarbornJenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue a child unloved and unwanted Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mi. This book slavishly follows Jane Eyre upon which it is based Even though it's been several years since I last read Jane Eyre I recognized almost scene for scene everything in this homage to the originalNow as someone whose writing freuently draws upon myth or fairy tale I have no problem with basing a new work on something older Unfortunately taking an old book even a classic you adore and creating a psuedo science fiction setting in which to translate almost word for word the original story is not what I expect when a novel claims to draw inspiration from a prior work This novel not only follows the original too closely it does so to the detriment of the story Characterizations appropriate to the time at which Jane Eyre was published 1847 simply didn't work in the multi planet space faring future posited by Shinn despite her conceit that replaced the British class system with one based on property rights