The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
My Lady Jane is a, not entirely accurate, story about Lady Jane Grey. If like me you know next to nothing about English history you’ll have no idea who she is or what her story was about. Turns out she was crowned the Queen of England for nine days before being beheaded, however that’s not quite the story that Hand, Meadows and Ashton wrote.
My interest in this book was because I had heard it was funny.. unfortunately I think my sense of humour was aganist me with My Lady Jane because the only part I found remotely comical were the interruptions by the narrator. In fact I wish there were more of those interruptions, personally I think the unreliable voice of the narrator was the strongest part of the entire story and needed to be more featured.
Along with not finding it very funny I also didn’t have much love for any of the characters. They just seemed a little flat for me, and not very memorable. However I will say that for a book written by three different people there was never a point where I could tell there were actually three different writing styles involved. At this point I’m not sure if I’ll continue with this trilogy or not, so this may be the end for me and The Lady Janies.
If your sense of humour doesn’t lean towards the cynical, sarcastic and dirty areas of comedy I think you’ll really enjoy this! Unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.