First things first, let’s all wish The Lady Janies a very happy book birthday for their book, My Lady Jane! I’m so thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for this one (many thanks to Alexa at Alexa Loves Books for hosting) and even more thrilled to have my post debut on the release date!
My Lady Jane was written by, not one, not two, but THREE badass authors who know how to tell a wicked story. Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows…also know as THE LADY JANIES! If you want to learn all about the hard work, laughter and creativity that went into this book, be sure to visit their website for all the details! Oh and you can also read an excerpt here, just to give you a little taste of what you can expect!
In the meantime, keep scrolling for my moody mood board, extremely ELOQUENT review and there mayyyyy be a kickass giveaway too!
First things first, this book is a trip! Seriously, I had such a blast reading My Lady Jane! I went into the book not knowing exactly what to expect. I knew it was a humorous retelling of the infamous tale of the real-life Lady Jane Grey and her rapid rise and fall from glory. I even had a some knowledge of the events surrounding her nine-day reign as the Queen of England…and I knew things did NOT end well. So, as I started this book, I wondered exactly how the authors would turn such a depressing and violent story into something, well…funny.
Guess what? They totally did it! My Lady Jane takes the story from all the history books, turns it on its head and gives it s humorous and magical spin. The best part? The story ends up being entertaining, heart-warming, inspiring and exciting. I didn’t want this book to end, and as I came to the final pages I found myself thinking “Surely The Lady Janies can dream up some sort of fun sequel so I don’t have to say goodbye to these characters I’ve come to love so much!”
While they used history to build the framework of the book, the authors let their imaginations run wild from there and demonstrated just how creative and funny they are. There wasn’t one moment where I wasn’t entertained or invested completely in the fates of each character. There was just enough reality to make it familiar, but with the added element of magic and tweaking of the story made it feel fresh and new.
There are three POVs in My Lady Jane, and each author was responsible for telling the story from Jane’s, Edward’s and Gifford’s perspective. I really enjoyed the fact that the authors chose to write this way, because each character had a distinct and recognizable voice filled with a ton of personality. I’m preeeetty sure I know who wrote Lady Jane’s POV, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide for yourself.
You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry (maybe) and you’ll be absolutely captivated by this magical and hysterical retelling of one of the most controversial events in history! Just don’t come crying to me when you’re desperate for a sequel! You can blame the lady janies for that!
DON’T MISS ANY OF THE STOPS ON THE TOUR!
June 6: Angie @ Lady Knight Reads and Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler
June 7: Sarah @ What Sarah Read and Lauren @ Love is Not a Triangle
June 8: Lauren @ Bookmark Lit and Stephanie @ A Dream Within a Dream
June 9: Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog and Nori @ Read Write Love 28
June 10: Bonnie @ A Backwards Story and Gail @ Ticket to Anywhere
June 13: Kelly @ Belle of the Literati and Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature
June 14: Lori @ Writing My Own Fairytale and Alyssa @ The Eater of Books
June 15: Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Sarah @ Aphonic Sarah
June 16: Jessica @ Step Into Fiction and Jen @ The Starry-Eyed Revue
June 17: Kassiah @ Swoony Boys Podcast and Lisa @ Lost in Literature
This tour-wide giveaway is for three copies of My Lady Jane for three lucky winners! The giveaway will be open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to them.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Published by HarperTeen on June 7th 2016
Buy on Amazon
For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.
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.