Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. Hes also dying, which is inconvenient, as hes only sixteen and hed much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crownJane (reads too many books) is Edwards 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 theres something a little odd about her intendedGifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, hes an Eian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steedbut then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. Its 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 its off with their heads?...
|Title||:||My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||491 pages|
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My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) Reviews
I finished this book last night. So I literally slept on it, and, up to when I finished this review, continued to have no idea what to rate it. (Okay, well, not NO idea. It was between one star and two.)
Here’s the thing. I’ve never had so many problems with a book while not wanting, exactly, to give it one star. Usually I love slapping one star ratings on books when I feel they deserve them. It was hard to decide whether this was that type of book.
I did so ...more
Definitely not my normal cuppa, but still a cute book!
I'm not a history buff (view spoiler)[I'm not actually all that smart-like, if I'm being honest (hide spoiler)] so I had no idea (or at least no recollection) of any Lady Jane, or her short-lived reign as Queen of England.
Not that I'd let a thing like that stop me...
So it turns out that this was a fictionalized (read: alternate universe) version of that story.
But with the added bonus of shapeshifters & a happy ending!
Oh, oh! And it's funn ...more
"For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door.
And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history.”
So I was sitting here for a while thinking how to describe My Lady Jane's plot with words so you could get the main idea without spoiling anything. I did not find the right solution. Well, I could've given you quite a good summery, or even the one that GR has is okay, but my ultimate goal is to make you want to read this book so muc ...more
Three of my favorite authors writing a book together? WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT? JUST TAKE MY MONEY.
It was amusing. It was romantic. It was
slightlybased on medieval history. And it was a gem.
I'm dancing like a happy ferret!
“You may think you know the story. It goes like this: once upon a time, there was a sixteen-year old girl named Jane Grey, who was forced to marry a complete stranger (Lord Guildford or Gilford or Gifford-something-or-other), and shortly thereafter found herself ruler of a country. She was queen for nine days. Then she quite literally lost her head.”
As the authors kind ...more
If you’re looking for a fluffy YA historical fiction that also included fantasy… this is it! I ended up laughing out loud a few times and definitely recommend it.
The way the authors decide to retell - and let’s call it what it is - pretty much completely change history, was a lot of fun!
I hope they’ll come out with more!
“My lady,” he said gallantly, “I’m willing to stop whenever you are. Perhaps you’d be better off sticking to more womanly pursuits, like embroidery or music or-“
She bashed him in the ribs.
4 1/2 stars. This was so much fun. So much fun. Turns out that a good laugh at my country's expense is exactly what I needed right about now.
Before you pick up this book, make sure of two things:
1) You know what you're about to read. This is a silly, lighthearted historical comedy, full of Monty Python-style ...more
I CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK. I was expecting semi-serious historical fiction, but it's more like the Monty Python version of the drama between Henry VIII's kids.
I don't want to ruin any of the plot, so I'll just say this book is hilarious. Basically, the story starts out adding its own twist on history, but then ends up chucking history out the window and rewriting a happier ending for King Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Lord Guildford Dudley. All of the familiar faces like Elizab ...more