Title: My Lady Jane
Authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Date of Publication: June 7th, 2016
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
This book starts out with King Edward who is believed to be on his death bed, so he is influenced to leave the throne to his cousin Jane, and he arranges her a marriage to Gifford who is the son of one of his advisers.
Jane is a lover of books and is not too fond of the idea of an arranged marriage and has no idea that her future husband becomes a horse by day when they are wed. All she knows is that he has a reputation with the ladies that may also be not true, but she does not know this.
Gifford who is not a fan of his name and prefers to go by G pretty much just deals with his horse curse and upon learning of his arranged marriage all he knows about Jane is that she always has her nose in a book.
Betrayal comes to King Edward’s palace in all shapes and forms and upon this Jane is crowned Queen, but Edward’s sister Mary is on a mission to take back what she believes to be hers and rid the world of all Edians who are humans that can take form of different types of creatures.
I really liked this book, and it was a fun ride. If you want something charming and not to be taken too serious then this is the book for you. My only pet peeve was when the narrators would chime in every now and then. Also I was surprised that this book was written by three authors because it is very consistent and sounds like one steady writer.
I forget at times that this is loosely based on a true story which is a very sad story in fact in our history, but this puts a happily ever after on those individuals that should have been able to live out a happy existence.
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