My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Published: June 7th 2016 by HarperTeen
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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.
“For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door.”
I received this in my June Lit-Cube subscription box, and I finally had a chance to read it. It took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did it went by very quickly. I loved how the authors tell you from the get go that this historical retelling is somewhat based upon the truth but not really.
“She took a deep breath. “They need signs of my strength, not my reliance on the men around me.”
This story is told in three different points of view, with each of the author writing as a character. While some books who do different povs goes into catastrophe, this works very well for the story. It was great being inside the minds of Jane, Gifford, and Edward! They all grew so much as characters and it made the story that much more enjoyable. By the end I wish I was an Edian!
“No horse jokes,” he said.
“My lord, I apologize for the horse joke. If you put down the book—unharmed!—I will give you a carrot.”
He brandished the book at her. “Was that a horse joke?”
“Was that a horse joke?”
This was a very funny, somewhat action packed, well driven plot based novel. I was a little bit surprised considering this was a “historical” fiction packed with humor. So if you need something quick and light, but hilarious then definitely check this book out!
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?