Monday, May 3, 2010

Northanger Alibi by Jenni James

Northanger Alibi by Jenni James.
Publisher: Valor Publishing Group.
Release Date: June 1, 2010.
This modern Gothic remake of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and nod to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series, will leave you in stitches--literally.

Seattle Washington, and the Russo family, 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! Follow Claire's hilarious journey on her first summer adventure away from home, where she learns everything isn't what it seems, and in some instances, reality is way better than anything she'd ever find in a book.

While I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped, Northanger Alibi was incredibly adorable and delightfully entertaining.

Claire Hart is an exact replica of the standard crazy and young Twilight fan; gullible, obsessed and in love with the idea of vampires and werewolves actually being real. I’ve met real girls like this, as most of you probably have as well, but Jenni James brings it to life in Claire, making her humorous and real at the same time. Needless to say, I was never bored with this story.

The plot fell a little flat for me. Besides the struggle of sorting her feelings out for Tony, the mysterious but charming boy she believes to be a vampire and Jaden, the sarcastic and outgoing boy she believes to be a werewolf, I didn’t see much of a story. I think that and the excessive cheesiness of the boys interactions with Claire were what made the novel a bit too eh for me.

But regardless, Northanger Alibi is great for any Twilight fan! Mixing humor, romance and the ultimate crazy Twilight fan antics, this book will have you giggling from start to finish!


  1. I'm guessing this is supposed to be a take on Northanger Abbey. Looks cute!

  2. I read some of this on the author community site, I'm not sure if it's still up there now, but I just remember not being able to get into this one.