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Jane Goes Batty: 05/02/13

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Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford is the sequel to Jane Bites Back. In the last book, Jane had finally managed to get her final novel published, one she had started working on before her vampire days. Her book was well received in the current atmosphere of Jane Austen mania, and now it's time to write her second book as Jane Fairfax — can she find her voice?!

While Jane is trying to write and is getting more and more behind deadline to the point of getting threatening calls from her publisher, she has to contend with her book being turned into a movie, and with wedding planning. There's just one BIG problem — her future mother-in-law HATES her.

Meanwhile, Byron still can't keep it in his pants. Nor can he resist turning his current obsessions into vampires. Byron creates more problems than he solves for Jane and company.

Jane Goes Batty is a wonderful potpourri of social commentary, satire and campy vampirism. Ford manages to poke fun at the movie industry, publishing, American Judaism, and the Jane Austen fandom while still telling a coherent page-turner. There were many times when I had to stop reading so I could read aloud a passage to my husband or explain to him why I was laughing like a complete git.

The third in the series is Jane Vows Vengeance. I am looking forward to reading it.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 13:19:20


Glad to see you enjoyed this one. I liked the first book, but I have yet to return to the series.

Comment #2: Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 22:55:31


I've just finished the series and it had a satisfying plot arc. I don't know if there are any more planned beyond the third book, but I would read another one.

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