My lord, I apologize for the horse joke. If you put down the book—unharmed!—I will give you a carrot
My Plain Jane was releases last week and I finally got my hands on copies of both, I really loved them. The historic tale of Lady Jane Grey is made so much more funny than the real history.
Book Review: My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows
Title & Author: My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows
Genre: History, Comedy
Release date: June 7 2017
Series: My Lady Janies
Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
I give My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows five out of five heart because it was awesome! I loved it.
Lady Jane Grey is from the period in time I am most interested in and I loved these three great authors choose for their master piece. And series. They have taken dry old history and put a spin on it. Instead of the whole religion thing of the past, they are using the magical element of people changing into animals. This magic is used instead of religion and gives the whole story a fun element.
The authors regularly warn the reader where they divert from history and it reminds you that most of this is based on real life, but that they have put their own spin on it. It doesn’t take you out of the story but it does help with seeing this as a historical novel and not fantasy.
Jane is exactly how I thought she would be in history, a well read young woman forced into a marriage because her friend wants her to. But where in history I don’t think I like Gifford, I do like him a lot in the novel. He is much more of an individual than I thought he would be. Which I liked. King Edward was also very different form what I thought he would be based on history and liked him, they are all much more interesting than most historical books will make you think they are.
I never thought that a comedy book would resonate with me so much, but I really liked My Lady Jane and as soon as I was done I quickly caught up on Jane Eyre before starting on My Plain Jane.
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