The Jumbee

The Jumbee When Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba she s determined to step out of the shadow of her late father a famous Shakespearean actor But on an island rife with superstition Esti can t escape

  • Title: The Jumbee
  • Author: Pamela Keyes
  • ISBN: 9781101464595
  • Page: 373
  • Format: ebook
  • When Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba, she s determined to step out of the shadow of her late father, a famous Shakespearean actor But on an island rife with superstition, Esti can t escape the darkness In the black of the theater, an alluring phantom voice known only as Alan becomes her brilliant drama tutor, while in the light of day Esti struggles to resistWhen Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba, she s determined to step out of the shadow of her late father, a famous Shakespearean actor But on an island rife with superstition, Esti can t escape the darkness In the black of the theater, an alluring phantom voice known only as Alan becomes her brilliant drama tutor, while in the light of day Esti struggles to resist her magnetic attraction to Rafe, the local bad boy Toppled sets, frightening rumors of jumbee ghosts, and brewing tropical storms culminate in a tantalizingly spooky finale where romance sizzles and truths are unmasked Laced with eerie mystery and the lush scenery of the West Indies, this modern Phantom is perfect for readers who like their love stories served with spine tingling suspense.

    The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes Community Reviews So when I was offered The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes to read, which is a modern re telling of the Phantom of the Opera, I said yes The Jumbee has a very unique setting on a Caribbean island of Cariba where Shakespeare, specifically a performance of Romeo and Juliet, and a young teenage girl, Esti, Jumbee Demonology FANDOM powered by Wikia Jumbee A Jumbee, Jumbie or Mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of some Caribbean countries Jumbee is the generic name given to all malevolent entities however, there are numerous kinds of jumbees, that reflect the Caribbean s complex history and ethnic makeup, drawing on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch, Jumbees of Guyana Exemplore Aug , What are Jumbees A jumbee is a collection of entities and not just one specific one The name and deeds of the jumbee depend entirely on where in the Caribbean it came from Different cultures have different concepts of jumbees The various kinds of jumbies found in Guyanese folklore reflect Guyana s complex history and rich ethnic mosaic, The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes penguinrandomhouse About The Jumbee When Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba, she s determined to step out of the shadow of her late father, a famous Shakespearean actor But on an island rife with superstition, Esti can t escape the darkness. JUMBEE spirits in the caribbean wapworld Mar , A Jumbee, Jumbie or Mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in Caribbean folklore Jumbee is the generic name given to all malevolent entities however, there are numerous kinds of jumbees, reflecting the Caribbean s complex history and ethnic makeup of the region, drawing on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch, English, The Jumbee Shylock and Shakespeare The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes Publication Date October , Dial Library Copy Rating out of stars A teenage actress falls for a mysterious stranger in this haunting romance, Jumbee Cryptid Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia A Jumbee, jumbie or mendo is a type of mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of some Caribbean countries Jumbee is the generic name given to all malevolent entities Jumbee is the generic name given to all malevolent entities. Jumbee FOLKLORISTICS Jumbee is the ultimate mythological spirit or demon in the folklore of Guyana All races of Guyana tend to believe in some form or manner of this frightful spirit, despite their strong belief in Christianity or other religions This belief is also held by the practitioners of Obeah. Jumbee Translation and Language Service Provider Jumbee Ltd is a UK based company that provides translation, linguistic, and content services in all major languages Jumbee Ltd also provides in Context and SEO Content Creation services for websites, promotional and corporate material.

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    1. THE JUMBEE somehow flew under my radar for quite awhile and I only became aware of it when I saw reviews popping up on a couple of trusted friends' sites. What's that you say? A Phantom of the Opera retelling? Indeed? A YA Phantom of the Opera retelling, set in the Caribbean, in the present day? How on earth have I not read this book already? Fortunately, the benevolent Holly offered to let me borrow her copy and I jumped into it with uncharacteristic abandon at a time when only a string of old [...]

    2. I’m hardcore lover of everything to do with Phantom of the Opera. So when I was offered The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes to read, which is a modern re-telling of the Phantom of the Opera, I said yes. The Jumbee has a very unique setting on a Caribbean island of Cariba where Shakespeare, specifically a performance of Romeo and Juliet, and a young teenage girl, Esti, who longs to play to play the role of Juliet is important to the story. And Esti may just get the part thanks to her tutor, a man who hi [...]

    3. In a Sentence: The Jumbee is a suspenseful, well-written tale that puts a masterful spin on an old classic. My ThoughtsWhen I was first approached to review The Jumbee, I was both excited and hesitant. You see, I LOVE Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, along with the 2004 film directed by Joel Schumacher. I was thrilled to find that a modern, young adult retelling of this wonderful story was going to be published, but at the same time, I didn't really think anyone could do such a beautifu [...]

    4. The Jumbee is a very interesting title. Before I started the book I had no idea what a Jumbee could be. I think thats one of the things that kept me reading at the start, I was really curious as to what a Jumbee was. But right off the bat I did love reading The Jumbee.It was something a lot different to anything I've read for a while so it was quite refreshing and something that I enjoyed a lot. It has a lot of Shakespeare references in it which I thought was really awesome. As a huge Shakespear [...]

    5. 3.5 starsBeautifully written and very atmospheric, a quite interesting YA take on the Phantom of the Opera.+ unusual, rich setting; really good 'exotic locale' descriptions+ great dialogues, clever use of Shakespeare lines and West Indian patois+ vivid atmosphere; I felt like I was there+ the writing is quite emotional and engaging+ great pacing, the storyline held my interest through the whole book- I didn't really like the characters and their actions- The characterization was a bit weak. I th [...]

    6. A jumbee is not a type of drink you can buy at Jamba Juice, as I had assumed. In actuality, a jumbee is a type of ghost or phantom that haunts a Caribbean island. Sometimes the jumbees are good, in which case they are called moko jumbee but must of the time they are bad guys who just want to cause trouble, much like Peeves from Harry Potter.Read the rest of my review here

    7. From its reverence to Shakespeare, the Caribbean setting, and the Gothic romance plot, I fell in love with Pamela Keyes' debut novel from the beginning. I haven't read or seen Phantom of the Opera, but if you have, you might get even more fromThe JumbeeWhat a page turner!

    8. Oh boy. I had such a hard time with this book.It sounds so cool! Phantom of the Opera in the Caribbean? Sure, why not?I love Phantom of the Opera, so I was really expecting to like this book. I think what killed it for me was Esti, who wasn't nearly as freaked out by the creepy ghost who murdered someone (by throwing him off a catwalk since he snuck up on Esti and scared her) for, really, no apparent reason. If it would have taken her a while to actually start having feelings for the disembodied [...]

    9. Great book! I could write all about it, but basically if you like the Phantom of the Opera, you'll like this book. And even if you don't it's definitely a book worth reading.:)

    10. Summary: The life of Esti Legard changes drastically when her father, a world-renowned stage actor, dies of cancer. Looking for a new life, she and her hippie mother move to Cariba for her senior year of high school. Facing a prima donna vying for the attention of talent scouts, Esti gets involved in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet. A phantom voice from the darkened stage begins coaching Esti, and as a murder and other disturbing events begin to occur, Esti wonders if she can trust this â [...]

    11. Determined to finally escape from under the shadow of her late Shakespearean-actor father, The Great Legaurd, Esti Leguard is ready to prove to everyone (including herself) that she has what it takes. She's given a chance at a fresh start when she and her mother move to the remote island of Cariba, which features a renown high school acting program. But Esti's plans don't work out as nicely as she had hoped when a boy is found murdered on her first day at school during tryouts for the school pla [...]

    12. Reviewed by John Jacobson aka "R.J. Jacobs" for TeensReadTooThere is always a market for a good retelling in young adult fiction. Whether it's a classic in a contemporary situation (JANE or BEASTLY), or something put into a fantastical new world entirely (ENTWINED and the ONCE UPON A TIME IS TIMELESS series), teenagers are prone to have an interest in it. I am one of those teenagers, so THE JUMBEE was already an anticipated read for me. Throw in a beautiful cover and make it a retelling of one o [...]

    13. Synopsis from author "Seventeen-year-old Esti Legard spent her childhood in the Shakespearean world of her famous father, and when he died, she knew she could never give up acting. After she and her mother move to a Caribbean island for her senior year, she realizes that nothing at her new school's theater department is quite as it seems. Stunned by the death of a fellow student on her first day of class, Esti is soon surrounded by legends of the wicked jumbees that haunt the West Indies. She fi [...]

    14. Quick & Dirty: A charming blend of mystery, romance and intrigue, all set within a flavorful Caribbean world.Opening Sentence: “Paul is dead!”The Review:Esti Legard is struggling to fit in at her new theater school on the island of Cariba. Feeling as if she’s constantly living in the shadow of her father, a famous actor, Esti struggles to establish her own identity. She lands a role in the play Romeo and Juliet and immediately becomes captivated by a “voice” known as Alan. Alan hel [...]

    15. Esti Legard is an actres living in the shadow of her father, an even greater actor. After her father dies, Esti convinces her mother to move them to Cariba, so she can attend the Manichay School and hopefully step out from under her father's shadow. When she hears a strange voice mentoring her on her parts in the play she has joined, she isn't sure if it's real, she's going crazy, or it's a Jumbee. Many of the locals are quick to tell her that he's a Jumbee, but there is something so real about [...]

    16. This book is absolutely amazing when I read this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this novel. I highly recommend this book. Anyone that loves the show Phantom of the Opera, would love to read this book.

    17. For any Phantom and/or Beastly fans: this is Beastly for The Phantom of the Opera. Needless to say, I loved it. I'm not saying it was flawless - any scene with Rafe (the Raoul character, the Phantom's competition) was rather dull or vaguely painful to read, for a couple reasons. a) Esti (the Christine) becomes quite generic and soppy whenever she's around Rafe; b) Rafe is a little annoying. All the time. Which adds up to a lot of annoying; c) when Rafe isn't as annoying as he usually is, Esti is [...]

    18. The Jumbee, Pamela KeyesI began this book with an eye to rating it for pre-teens and teens but quickly realized that it was not going to be suitable for anyone other than a sophisticated teenager, no younger than the age of 13. I felt that way, in particular, because although there is no explicit sex at all, the romantic innuendos and concepts are too advanced for someone younger.In addition, I found the cover a bit off-putting. It seemed to be trying to fit into the current craze for horror and [...]

    19. The Jumbee is a beautiful retelling of Phantom of The Opera with a Shakespearean twist and full of Cariba lore that completely surprised me and held me captive through the last page. I'll admit, I'm a huge Phantom of the Opera fan and I was worried at how this beloved classic could have a modern day retelling, but Pamela Keyes proved me wrong. With it's beautiful, tropical setting, it's rich history and lore, and with real, superstitious characters, The Jumbee is a story I fell in love with and [...]

    20. The Jumbee is a beautiful retelling of Phantom of The Opera with a Shakespearean twist and full of Cariba lore that completely surprised me and held me captive through the last page. I'll admit, I'm a huge Phantom of the Opera fan and I was worried at how this beloved classic could have a modern day retelling, but Pamela Keyes proved me wrong. With it's beautiful, tropical setting, it's rich history and lore, and with real, superstitious characters, The Jumbee is a story I fell in love with and [...]

    21. After the death of her legendary actor father, Esti Legard, an aspiring actress and Shakespeare aficionado herself, is hoping for a fresh start. So when she moves to an obscure island in the Caribbean to attend a prestigious acting school, she is determined not to miss a single opportunity. But the move is filled with disasters and disasters waiting to happen. First fellow student Paul is found dead on stage with Esti being the last to speak to him. Second, Esti’s mother Aurora is as depressed [...]

    22. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyAs soon as I read about an “alluring phantom voice” named Alan, I knew I wanted to read THE JUMBEE. This modern retelling of The Phantom of the Opera beautifully blends an exotic island setting, the romance and poetry of Shakespeare, and hints of Scooby Doo-esque mystery and mayhem. Despite minor structural issues on the outset, I was quickly engaged by the drama of this ghost story. I can’t help feel, however, that I would have enjoyed THE JUMBEE [...]

    23. 3.5 Stars - The Jumbee By Pamela Keyes is a modern retelling of the classic – The Phantom of the Opera. Fans will easily find much to love about the characters and story as Keyes found ways to make this classic all her own.Set in a culture rich in legends and superstitions on an Island in the Caribbean I questioned just how this would work for such a tale. I admit that it took me until about halfway through the book to truly get into things when it came to both story and characters. I had a ha [...]

    24. Please check this review out on our blog!4.5 StarsREVIEWI absolutely loved this book. It is a mysterious and suspenseful book that will engross you. Also, you don't have to know the Phantom of the Opera story to read this book (although knowing the Phantom of the Opera would certainly increase your understanding and enjoyment). Also, if you are a Shakespearean fan then I would definitely give this book a try. With that said, you also don't have to know Shakespeare well to enjoy this book.Esti wa [...]

    25. This story is told from the protagonist, Esti Legard's point of view. The author did a wonderful job making the Esti's character crediable and engaging. In fact, I immediately sympathized with her from the beginning. Even though she missed her father, she didn't want to be known, as the daughter of a famous actor. She wanted to be accepted as an actress, in her own right and on her own merit. To acheive it, she tried out for the role of Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. But a sudden deat [...]

    26. Credit for this discovery goes again to Angie at Angieville--good thing she keeps reading and finding the books for me!!The Jumbee is another very satisfying retelling--this time, of the Phantom of the Opera. Ms. Keyes' version is set on the island of Cariba, and instead of opera, focuses on Shakespearian theatre. Esti Legard is the daughter of a famous Shakespearian actor, and has the ability to become a great actor in her own right. But after her father's death, she is left grieving and uncert [...]

    27. I was very excited to read The Jumbee since I've never read a book that took place in the Caribbean and The Jumbee was suppose to be a new take on the Phantom of the Opera which I only know a little about from watching the movies. I was intrigued to find out more about it and how the author would make it work in this beautiful setting. After Esti's father dies she moves to the island of Cariba with her mother to attend a prestigious school of theatre where she hopes to escape from the shadow of [...]

    28. I liked how Keyes mixed Shakespeare into Phantom of the Opera's plot. It was amazing.The book isn't shallow like some of the books that I have read so far. Keyes made Esti's affection for her father a big part of the story. Unlike some heroine of other books that threw their family aside for the sake of love, Esti was still haunted by the death of her father. Although that may e because it was barely a year after Alan Legard's death.And I liked how she took time to introduce Rafe into the story. [...]

    29. What an amazing story. This book captivated me since the moment I read the first paragraph. I read this entire book in one day! It is like nothing that I have ever read before. I usually read the back of the book and the sleeve to find out a little about the book before I get into it and when I read that it was A Phantom of the Opera with a Carribean twist, I just had to read it to find out what "The Jumbee" was. I am not familiar with The Phantom of the Opera and after reading this book, I have [...]

    30. What an amazing story. This book captivated me since the moment I read the first paragraph. I read this entire book in one day! It is nothing that i have ever read before. I usually read the back of the book and the sleeve to find out a little about the book before I get into it and when I read that it was A Phantom of the Opera with a Carribean twist, I just had to read it to find out what "The Jumbee" was. I am not familiar with A Phantom of the Opera and after reading this book, I have caught [...]

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