If you could change your story, would you?https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32991569-jane-unlimited
Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life, raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, whom she counted on to turn life into an adventure. Without Aunt Magnolia, Jane is directionless. Then an old acquaintance, the glamorous and capricious Kiran Thrash, blows back into Jane’s life and invites her to a gala at the Thrashes’ extravagant island mansion called Tu Reviens. Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.”
What Jane doesn’t know is that at Tu Reviens her story will change; the house will offer her five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But every choice comes with a price. She might fall in love, she might lose her life, she might come face-to-face with herself. At Tu Reviens, anything is possible.
This book was freaking weird. For the first time in years, I have just had so many questions and thoughts about a book
So, I had zero expectations about this book. I picked it up from the library on a bit of a whim. As I started reading, I honestly thought about giving up a few times, because it was really slow. However, a couple of reviews I skimmed over said that the first 100 pages were a bit slow because the story was so character
The novel starts as a traditional mystery–a house full of interesting characters all trapped on an island when they discover several pieces of priceless art art stolen. The second chapter of the book lays out the perfect explination from this heist, and everything seems so happy and peaceful you wonder… What on earth could the remaining three hundred pages be about?
Well, let me tell you, Honey. Throughout the story, we have many characters wonder, “Huh…What if I am trapped in the wrong version of this reality? What if I am meant to be another me and that’s why everything in my life seems wrong?” and other various, mildly related such questions. And, though that is not the plot (sorry to disappoint) that does hint on what the remaining six chapters cover.
The best way to describe this without spoilers is, the first two chapters lay out the very simple, everyday facts of the story. The remaining chapters progressively layout layers of what was happening to every individual character, or what could have happened I should say, in a way that reveals some incredibly interesting, complex, and horrifying backstories and plots that make even the most intelligent of readers wonder if they’re having
In summary: Chapter One: a bit dull, but lays the groundwork. Chapter Two: seemingly ties up the entire plot, classic
Basically, its a weird taste of everything, and I think if you enjoy the unexpected, you will enjoy this book. I just, can’t even develop cohesive thoughts on this right now. Bleh.
4 out of 5.