My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows is a loose history of the story of Lady Jane Grey,who must marry Gifford Dudley and become the Queen of England because her cousin, King Edward is dying of “The Afflliction”. However, when it is discovered that he is actually being poisoned and his sister, Mary makes a claim for the throne, King Edward, Jane and Gifford must get his seat on the throne back before Mary changes the laws in order to execute, Edians (people who can change into animals), a species which includes all three of them.
I loved this book. It was such a wonderful, fun and interesting adventure. I really like how the authors have taken the loose history of Lady Jane Grey including historical figures who actually did exist as a basis and woven such a unique and compelling plot line through these facts. The world building enhances the history in such an amazing way.
I really liked the authors’ writing styles and thought the breaks from the plot in which the narrators made comments were so amusing and worked so well with the book. The writing was the perfect blend of humour and adventure.
Finally, I really enjoyed the characters particularly Gracie, who is so strong, determined and brave. I also really loved Jane’s obsession with books and can definitely relate. All of the characters are really wonderful and enjoyable to read about though and I thought they all were included in the plot perfectly. I also thought the slow burn romances between Jane and Gifford and Edward and Gracie were really endearing.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun adventure loosely based in history.
My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton,Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows is available now from HarperTeen.