My Lady Janeby Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows
Series: The Lady Janies #1
Published on June 7, 2016 by HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Historical Romance, Young Adult
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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?
The first part of this book was very slow going. There was a point when I didn’t even want to finish it. I read this for the #ReadThemAllThon and I considered switching this for another overhyped book. It was disappointing because I had heard so many good things about this book and I really wanted to like it. But it’s a good thing I stuck with it because as you can see, I gave it 4 stars which means I liked it after all!
There was a lot of info dump. I think that’s what made it feel like it was going so slow for me. There was just SO much detail. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I just wanted the pace to pick up a little more.
I loved the pace at which Jane and G’s love for each other developed. It felt real and genuine. I think they’re one of my new favorite book couples now. Gracie and Edward’s relationship was also a favorite of mine
I like the concept of this book. I like how the authors took a part of history and changed it to make it more fun. It may have been historically inaccurate in some parts, but there were also parts that corresponded with history. It kind of reminded me of Hamilton and how the composition of the songs relate to the youth of today. It makes people actually learn about things in a different way than they would in a classroom.
And the references to things like Game of Thrones (the red wedding line) and Tangled (frying pans. Who knew) made it all the more funny.
Overall it was a rocky start, but it switched to a pretty great book. Definitely funny and worth the read.