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My Lady Jane Review

Hey guys!

Okay why does she look so creepy…. I promise I’m not that creepy. Anywho, I’m here to review a book that I was a little late to the party for… My Lady Jane! Now, for long-time owlcrate subscribers, you received this book a long time ago, but I hadn’t started subscribing yet at that point, so I didn’t get it 🙁 But I got it over break and DEVOURED it in one sitting (aka the preferred method of reading a book).

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This book was everything you need in a fun afternoon read. It was cute, it was swoony, and the narrators were hilarious! The whole time I was reading I either looked like this…

or like this

So yeah, it’s probably good that no one was around to witness that. For those of you who don’t know what the book is about, here’s the blurb-

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?

As you can see, this novel is chock full of magic, hilarity, conspiracies, and a few epic chase scenes. It’s the perfect kind of book to curl up with on a winter day and read all in one sitting while your family looks worriedly at each other because it really isn’t normal to laugh to yourself in a corner. I highly suggest tha you guys run out and grab this book while it’s still binge reading weather!

Final rating- 4/5

Thanks for reading my blog, and until next time, happy reading 🙂

One thought on “My Lady Jane Review

  1. Hi Morgan. Sorry to butt in here, but I think it is important to let your readers know that, while this book is based on the historically real characters of King Edward Vi, Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley, it not only throws in the fantasy element of Guilford being a horse (😂) but also totally re-writes history. It makes for a much funnier, happier book, but younger readers should know that it does not at all reflect what happened to these very real (and sadly manipulated) people. The book itself makes it clear that it departs from the historical record, it just does it in a way that could confuse some readers. Teachers and librarians could have interesting discussions with readers of this book about the nature and limits of historical fiction. The book also has a very present and vocal narrator; teachers might enjoy hearing what students think about that. But yes, it’s a very funny book. (And I like its ending much better than the real-world one!)

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