Rating: 5/5 inside jokes.
This book was super funny! The narrators chiming in at different parts would normally bother me, but they were so funny that I actually looked forward to their comments. I love historical fiction in general so finding this book (thank you OwlCrate once again!) and having a comedy take on history was really refreshing. Jane is such a spitfire reminding me of Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Elizabeth Bennett all rolled into one that I couldn't help but love her!
Even though Edward had his own part in Jane's story, I almost felt like you didn't need as much of it. I was nearing the point of wanting Edward's story as a separate tale. His devotion to Jane at first was really confusing when it came time to figure out who I thought was going to be Jane's partner. Reading throughout the story though I was really happy for Edward and all of the other characters and how their stories/lives intertwined. Again, the narrators commentary made this even more enjoyable!
When it comes down to whether or not I would recommend "My Lady Jane" or not, the answer is certainly yes! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a funny yet adventurous story and to anyone that is even remotely interested in the story of Lady Jane Grey (even if this is a totally twisted tale!). The cover and subject caught my attention prior to receiving this story from OwlCrate and I'm really glad that they included it in their box, guaranteeing a read from me.
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
Published on June 7th, 2016 by HarperTeen.
Page Count: 491 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
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~~~~~~~~~~About the Author(s)~~~~~~~~~
Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, HALLOWED, RADIANT (an enovella) and BOUNDLESS, and the NYT bestselling contemporary, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE. She lives with her family in Idaho, where she teaches courses in creative writing at Boise State University. To learn more about Cynthia visit her website by clicking her image above.
Brodi Ashton received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and is the author of the "Everneath" series. To learn more about Brodi visit her website by clicking her image above.
Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN Duology, and the FALLEN ISLES Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen). To learn more about Jodi visit her website by clicking her image above.