Book Review: My Lady Jane

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Comedy
Pages: 491
Released: 7th June 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis*

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 gets to be Queen of England.

Review*

What an amazing book! In the sea of bleak fantasy novels these days its so refreshing to finally read one that’s all about the humor, sass and romance.

Going in to this book I was totally blind, the only think I knew was that it was a retelling of history (Lady Jane’s story) but I had no idea who the hell Lady Jane was and the role she played in history so I was a little skeptical but it was nice to kinda to just be carried by the story and not constantly compare it to the original Jane story – which was quite tragic I hear.

Anyway as you all probably know by now this book is hilarious. I mean if you look at Cyntha Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows’ previous work you would never in a million years come up with this kinda book. All three of them wrote these intense fantasy series so this type of book being birthed by the three of them was kinda surprising. Apparently each point of view in the book was written by each of them (Edward, Jane and Giffords (Call him G!))  but you totally couldn’t tell because the writing and the characters merged beautifully together.

Overall this was such an entertaining story, I spent half the time laughing and the other half biting my nails because I was so afraid for this quirky trio. This book managed to be simultaneously be funny, romantic and fast-paced(because of all the adventure)! This could have easily been a big failure but these three authors are genious!

My Lady Jane is a book I definitely recommend for all readers! Happy Reading!

 

-May

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