My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Review

Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: eBook
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars 
Source: Purchased
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?

My Lady Jane was humorous, witty, and fundamentally NOT history. That being said it never masqueraded as such which is probably the only reason I was able to get through it. I’m a huge fan of history and especially of this time period in British history. I’ve been known to pore over the Wikipedia pages clicking various related pages in order to gather as much detail as I possibly can. So you can imagine it was hard to read such a fanciful tale. I couldn’t even make it a full season into The Tudors before I was so spitting mad at the liberties they took, but thankfully this is mostly fantasy and so I was able to persevere.

Edward was quite frankly delightful and out of all the characters the most humorous. Although those characters who’s main forms were Edians were also pretty delightful. Jane, a lover of libraries and all things books was charming and sweet although a bit naive (what are we to expect though given the time frame and her love of books). There isn’t much here that I can talk about without giving away most of the funny and humorous changes the 3 authors made. Suffice it to say that the writing was brilliant, puns were present, and if you’d like to read a good comedy pick this up. 3.5 out of 5 stars.