Friday, August 25, 2017

Book Review: Our Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia hand, Jodi Meadows

Book: Our Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Genre: Historical fantasy
Rating: ★★★☆☆

We went to the launch of this book back in the spring and since book club choose to read it for our Utah Book Month pick, I actually got to it sooner than I probably otherwise would have. So that's something!

I've always been fascinated by the story of Lady Jane Grey, what a sad and tragic tale! So it was with interest that I read this, wondering how they turned it into a fantasy/comedy.

Turns out the premise is that in this alternate world, some people can turn into animals. And some people hate the people that can turn into animals. (Kinda like people back then either hated or identified with Catholicism). So Lady Jane gets married to one of these animal changer people and she thinks it's pretty cool, but it does cause some issues.

And then when Edward supposedly dies (yes in this book he doesn't really die) and Mary wants to take over, then Jane and G (which he goes by in this book) have to deal with that. In history it doesn't end well, but in this book.. things turn out much much better!

There's a lot of crazy comedy and nods to pop culture like The Princess Bride and Monty Python and other such silly stuff! It was really fun and made for a fast read, all the while a smile on your face! I totally enjoyed it. The romance made me frustrated, but other than that, it was a lot of fun.


  1. Lady Jane Grey's story is very interesting. I didn't really know much about her until I wanted more back story for this book. This book was TOO long!

  2. I'm sorry the romance frustrated you. And, I'm sorry everyone thought it was too long, but I loved it. And, I'll always love it!

  3. I was thinking you didn't like it. I guess you liked it better than I thought.

  4. This sounds like it was fun, but not particularly special. I'm also intrigued by Jane's story though, so I might pick this up when I'm just in the mood for a fun read.



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