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

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Title: My Lady Jane (2016)
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy
Extent: 491 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Rating: ★★★★☆

Goodreads Description

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?

Review

I actually picked up My Lady Jane more or less on a whim. The cover didn’t interest me. The synopsis didn’t interest me. The authors didn’t interest me. But after hearing so many of my trusted bloggers say that this book was surprisingly funny and unique, I just couldn’t resist — and let me tell you right now that it was the right decision. 😛

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