First of all, shout out to Alex who let me borrow this book for a few months until I finally got around to reading it last weekend during the “Say No to Sports” TBR knockdown readathon!
Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Genre: Historical – Fantasy
Age Classification: Young Adult
Release: June 7, 2016
My Lady Jane is a comedy mixed with historical fiction with just a sprinkling of fantasy. If that sounds like your jam, I recommend you give this one a read.
This book follows book-lover Jane, her cousin King Edward and a horse named Gilford, though he is an Eðian so the horse thing is only during the day. At night Gilford (who prefers to be called G) is a young man with a love of poetry. Against their wills and thanks to a dangerous conspiracy and some manipulation of King Edward, Jane and G are arranged to marry. Shortly after, all hell breaks loose and Edward, Jane and G all have to fight for their lives, Eðians and for the good of the kingdom.
It moves along rather quickly with no dramatic lulls in the action, though there were a few instances where I wished it would move on a little quicker. The story was character driven and the language was witty and banterful, though sometimes it seemed too forced. Also in regards to the language, I feel it was perhaps inconsistent with some of it sounding potentially historically accurate and other parts sounding more modern.
I would not say this is a great read for me since I happily put it down multiple times and was not overly fussed with picking it back up. I think I would have liked the book a lot more if the book had captured my attention more. However, it did make me laugh and I liked Jane’s character so I decided this 3.5-star could be rounded up to a 4.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Are you a fan of books that make you laugh out loud?
If so and you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!
Until next time bibliophiles!