Hello and happy Wednesday. I come to you with a new review that’s really super hyped and I honestly felt that it was just okay. If you’re a girl and you like books, society automatically thinks you’ll like Jane Austen and her books, and I honestly always ran away from that stereotype. I also once gave one of her books a chance and almost died of boredom, but now that I’ve become a full-on cynic, I decided to listen to the Audible version of Emma.
I listened to this novel on the bus on my way to work every day. Mind you, this was very early in the morning or after eight hours of work, so I found the smooth tone and pace of the narrator really nice. I also appreciated to be listening the story rather than to be reading it because there was a whole lot of dialogue and not much action. I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy this book had I read it. And yes, I must admit there were a few times when I just fell asleep.
The story itself was cool, in the sense that each character was introduced with a sort of summary of their personal story, so that the readers knew exactly who they were and what their role in the plot was. I also liked the fact that Emma was a matchmaker of sorts, although throughout the novel she doesn’t prove to be very skillful at that.
Now, Emma is pretty much a kid, and one can clearly tell she is because she’s just selfish and immature. I felt like I couldn’t stand her but at the same time I could totally relate to her. Hasn’t that ever happened to you?
Jane Austen’s stories, as far as I know, are love stories by default, and this one has a ton of love interests and a healthy dose of drama, which once introduced, sparked my interest a whole lot more on this novel. I included Emma and her love interests in a Top 3 OTP’s post, so check it out for more details on that subject.
One thing I really didn’t like was the way in which this book ended because I feel that the author took her time all throughout the story except on how it ended. It was predictable, which I can totally live with because, come on, this is romance, but what truly bothered me was that it was all rushed, and we couldn’t really enjoy the fluff and the love.
Have you read anything from Jane Austen? Would you recommend? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila