Monday, 31 July 2017

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

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows 
Published  September 1st 2016 by Walker Books
Star Rating - ****
Goodreads Challenge - 39/50
Popsugar Reading Challenge - Read a book by multiple authors 

Synopsis from Goodreads 

A comical, fantastical and witty re-imagining of the Tudor world, perfect for fans of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger - and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that's the least of Jane's problems. She's about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.

My Thoughts

If I had to describe this book in three words I would do so as a 'romp through history' as to me that's what it really feels like. As the title suggests this is the 'not so true' story of Lady Jane Grey who, in English history, was queen for only 9 days. In truth she was queen at a time when the dislike between Catholics and Protestants was rife and this story put a really fun twist on that idea.

I really enjoyed Jane as a character I found her strong willed and feisty which was a breath of fresh air for a book based in this era when females are usually so much more subdued and often dominated by males and her love of books helped :). I also enjoyed G and Edward, their personalities shone through and they were defiantly strong characters in their own rights. I felt that the relationships were done really well. I loved the strong friendship between Jane and Edward and I liked the way the love between G and Jane grew as the story progressed. No instalove in sight!

Overall I found this story to be really fun. It made me laugh out loud in places and kept me engaged with several witty comments from the authors throughout. I would definitely recommend this book especially to those looking for an alternative take on history.
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