Book Review: Northanger Alibi by Jenni James

Title: Northanger Alibi

Author: Jenni James
Series: The Jane Austen Diaries but can be read as a stand alone
Publisher: Walnut Springs/Inkberry Press
Released: January 15, 2012


The Russo family and Seattle, WA are no match for Claire Hart and her savvy knowledge of all things vampire related. Thanks to her obsession with the Twilight series, if there is anyone who would know a vampire when she saw one, it’s Claire. And she’s positive totally hot Tony Russo is a vampire–she just has to prove it. In this modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, follow Claire’s hilarious journey on her first summer adventure away from home, where she learns everything isn’t what it seems, and that in some instances, reality is way better than anything she’d ever find in a book.

Northanger Alibi is a quick, fun, light-hearted read I would recommend to Twilight fans and lovers of clean tween/teen fiction.  It is an enjoyable, silly escape of a book. I found my self chuckling and rolling my eyes at Claire’s antics.  Northanger Alibi isn’t my favorite of Jane Austen’s novels but Jenni did a great job writing a modern day parallel that will hopefully turn some Twilight loving teens and adults into Jane Austen lovers.

The best thing about this series is that I can recommend them to anyone no matter their age as they are squeaky clean.  If you are in the mood for a cute story that’s a lot of fun to read then pick this one up.  If you are looking for something with more substance than pick up Jane Austen’s original Northanger Abbey.

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Great Book
Content: Clean
Source: From Publisher