Monday, May 23, 2016

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

Title: My Lady Jane
Author(s): Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Harper Teen (June 7, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Historical (with a twist)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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.









I already knew liking this novel wasn't going to be hard, I mean, with a line up of brilliant authors like this one has, how could anyone not like it right?

What I was expecting, was to fall in love without even having finished the prologue. Yep, seriously, so. Much. Fun.

Truly a tragic tale retold, re-imagined, and with so many other news, it will make your head spin in the very best ways.

Told in the point of views of both Jane, “G”, and Edward, this was such a hoot. Witty, entertaining, (somewhat) historic, and always interesting, these authors know how to retell them. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

56 comments:

  1. Everyone says this is fun so I'm excited to read it myself!!
    I'm so glad this was a good one for you, Ali!

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    1. It is fun, just don't take it seriously. ;)

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  2. I'm not generally a fan of retellings, but with these three joining forces, what could possibly go wrong? I wasn't aware of this one, but I'm off to get a copy. Thanks, Ali!

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    1. It was so much fun, they did a great job.

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  3. I'm so glad you liked this one because I've seen so many mixed reviews. Seems like people either love it or hate it. Terrific review!

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    1. You can't take it seriously or you probably won't like it. ;)

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  4. Glad this one was so good for you! Love when author collaborations work so well!

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    1. They really did do a good job with it, fun and quirky for sure.

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  5. Oh very Cooll Kindlemom I think even non YA fans would love it!
    Thanks

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  6. I think it's awesome when that many authors can collaborate together and seemly create a book together :)

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    1. It really is Tyler, I'm sure it isn't easy. ;)

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  7. It's really cool when author collabs workout!!
    Tori @InToriLex

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  8. I am not really a fan of books that are written in collaboration but because of your review, I'm sold!

    Yani - Paper Boulevard

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  9. Omg, I can'T wait for this and your review made me so excited!! Is it available on NG, because if it is, I'm requesting it right this moment!!

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    1. I don'T see it!! I don'T know why!! Maybe b/c I live in Canada??

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  10. A dip in my money bin has me delaying my purchase but I intend to buy it! Book, you will be mine. Glad you enjoyed it and that writing ensemble was dynamite from the get.

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    1. I hope you have fun with it as well. :D

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  11. I'm a massive Tudor fan--and have a degree in Renaissance studies--so I devour anything, fact or fiction, that I can get my hands on. I just love seeing how author re-imagine their lives. I hadn't heard about this one, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Simply Angela

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  12. I've heard good things about this one! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Love books that can make me laugh.

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    1. Me too, there is nothing like them. ;)

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  13. I started this one, but set it aside. I'll pick it back up, though.

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    1. If you go into it with no expectations and for just a good time, I think you will like it. You can't take anything serious in this one.

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  14. I've been seeing mixed things about this one which is beyond surprising! I think I may still pick it up, since it sounds intriguing, hopefully I have a great experience as you did!

    P.S: I'm so used to your reviews being longer, that I thought my computer didn't load your blog all of the way and half the review was gone. I didn't realize it was a mini-review until I refreshed the page lol

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    1. LOL I like to do them every now and then just to change things up. ;)

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  15. Oh I enjoy retellings so you had me there. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one so much and I will have to check out the book.

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    1. It was fun and completely ridiculous. ;)

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  16. Glad you liked this! Reviews are coming in and some bloggers don't like the jokey tone of the book. But I'm determined to like it!

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    1. You definitely have to go into this not expecting anything serious or you'll be disappointed.

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  17. God, I can't wait to read this one! It sounds funny.

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  18. I had no idea this was a series of books. I must check this one out!

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    1. It' sa stand alone it just had three author's each doing a different POV. ;)

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  19. that's true, 3 great authors there

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    1. Yep, it was so much fun having them all together for this.

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  20. I skipped on this one cause I assumed it was a historical but now I'm seeing it's a comedy which sounds really fun, glad you liked this one Ali!

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    1. It is definitely more a comedy than anything else. ;)

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  21. I’ve seen only amazing reviews for this one, and it sounds absolutely hilarious. Can’t wait to read this one! Great review :D

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    1. I hope you really like it as well!

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  22. This sounds fun Ali. Glad you had a good time with it:)

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  23. Glad you liked this one, Ali, but it doesn't sound like it's the right book for me.

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  24. This sounds so good and I've been loving that cover since it first came out! Glad to know the book was good, too! Great review!!

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  25. I have this on my stack but I'm a little afraid it might be too silly. I guess I'll just have to try it and find out for myself!

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    1. It was silly so be prepared for it but in a fun quirky way. ;)

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  26. Well that looks fun. The little bits of silly are good sometimes :D

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  27. Eeep! It sounds just as fun as I had hoped. I plan to start this one very soon... hopefully next week. I'm even more excited now! :)

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