And most of all, she loved the way books could transport her from her otherwise mundane and stifling life and offer the experiences of a hundred other lives.
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format: Hardcover, 491 pages
Published: June 7th 2016
For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo Dicaprio on the door. And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history.
As soon as I read that dedication, I knew I was going to love the book. Let’s just say I devoured it in one day.
My Lady Jane is a hilarious and wildly entertaining tale through the history of Lady Jane Grey, King Edward VI and Gifford ‘G’ Dudley. It is filled with fabulous British humor, and tons of silly references to Monty Python. And The Narration! The Narrator was the best part of the book, with their riotous tidbits and facts throughout the book they literally had me giggling out loud. What is not to love about History, Humor, Romance and a magical ability of animal shape-shifting!
If you are looking for a funny and light read with a touch of silly romance then this just the book for you. Beware though as this isn’t your typical historical fiction novel. The story does start out with just a twist on what we know to be true, but about halfway the Lady Janies (the nickname for trio of authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows) completely throw history out the window and make it their own! I really enjoyed this read, it was well worth all the hype and I can’t wait to pick up My Plain Jane.
“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?”
The story is centered on three main characters and are told their stories through our fabulously dry narrator.
Young King Edward, only sixteen is dying and without an heir he finds himself being forced to choose who will inherit his throne. But is only concerned about if he will be ever be able to kiss a girl.
Lady Jane Grey first Cousin to the king whose first and only love is that of her precious books and never pays much mind to anything else, is married off to Gifford Dudley but order of her dear cousin Edward. Oh and that little part about her to become the next in line for the throne.
Gifford Dudley (we call him G) is a horse… yes you heard me right, every day at sun up G turns into a noble chestnut steed. But then at dusk he is transformed back into a man.
Plot thickens and conspiracy ensues as we follow our three characters on their adventures to secure the throne, prevent a war between two sides and keep their heads along the way!