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.
How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Alternative Historical Fiction / Fantasy
Review: It’s a bad start to the day when you husband (the one you didn’t have any say in marrying and got drunk on your wedding night) turns into a horse. But that’s how Jane begins her life as a married woman and really it’s not the most ridiculous event to occur in this story, and you wouldn’t want it to be.
- This book contains a plot (it does really) to use Jane to get control of King Edward’s throne. Not that Jane is aware of this. Or would join in, because Jane is the kind of person who understands the importance of a bookcase and book care so we know that Jane is somebody we can trust.
- This book also contains history. Some of it may actually be true. Other parts may be secret history nobody knew about until this book and some we’ll just accept because why not?
- This book contains feminism. Despite “official” history telling us otherwise.
- This book contains hilarity, puns, and wonderful little titbits of dialogue that make you think of The Princess Bride and other such gems. (Bonus points!)
- This book contains romance. Everyone say “aww”. Yep, whoever said you can’t fall in love with birds, horses, and other wildlife.
- This book contains important lessons. Never annoy royalty; you do not know what they could turn into. Seriously don’t tempt fate.
Essentially My Lady Jane is a book that has to be read. Because it’s brilliant.