Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

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Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 7th 2016
Genre: Young Adult Historical Retelling

Goodreads Review

Rating: ★★★.5

Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…

Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s 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 there’s something a little odd about her intended…

Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s 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 it’s off with their heads?

Although this book was light and funny, I read it as I was going through a bit of a reading slump (hence why it took me ages to finish) which I think affected my enjoyment and rating of this book. It was entertaining, I loved the alternate history and the narrator’s input through the story, but unfortunately it didn’t get me hooked and there wasn’t much that made me want to keep reading.


happy reading,

Tessa ♡

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