...it would be Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp. Intrigued? You should be. This novel holds a unique place on the bookshelf that not many can live up to. In Unclaimed, Cupp manages to take a classic piece of literature, Jane Eyre, and incorporate not only sci-fi but, social justice issues such as child labor, third world poverty, and the lives of unclaimed embryos.
Despite that long list, Unclaimed isn't a book of propaganda. It's a story about a girl who wants desperately to be loved and to belong in a world that overlooks her at best and abuses her at worst. A look inside the mind and heart of a soul suffering the consequences of her ambiguous heritage, Unclaimed is a story told with love and with hope. As a reader, you'll find yourself rooting for Jane as she learns not only to survive but to thrive despite all that's against her.
In case, you're still not sure how I feel about this novel, check out my "official" review:
A mistake-everyone tells Jane E that’s what she is. An unclaimed embryo born into the world alone, Jane lives with a foster family that doesn’t want her and who treats her with a mixture of fear and loathing. Until one day, Jane finally has had enough.
So begins Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan-Book One. This futuristic retelling of Jane Eyre is not only compelling and thoroughly enjoyable, it also evokes from the reader compassion for anyone who feels they don’t have a place in the world and helps them realize that all human life has value no matter how small or powerless. Are you a fan of science fiction? The classics? Then you’ll love Jane_E!
So...what are you waiting for? Go! Read it! It's on Amazon and everything!
Blessings for the Journey,