Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Published by HarperTeen on June 7th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult
Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
So I needed to just share my 2 cents for this book because well, it was just so freaking adorable and silly. In high school I totally went through a phase where all things Tudor Britain was my jam, so this felt like such a fun throw back.
The humour in this book is the Monty-Python-esque, in-your-face, no need for subtly humour here. And sometimes that’s exactly what I needed. It’s silly, obvious and comically. And oh so punny. The retelling also has a touch magical realism that adds another layer of fun and weirdness.
With 3 POV (and 3 authors), everything runs something and coherently. Sometimes a bit absurd but always charmingly entertaining.
Jane and G are such a funny and adorable couple! From the awkward meeting, to the loathing, to the falling in love they have a lot of sweet and endearing moments. I just loved them to bits. Both of their POVs were hilarious and awkward.
“I asked him to change back to talk to me, but he won’t,” Jane said. “It’s disrespectful to remain a horse in the bedchamber, I should think.”
Edward’s POV was also pretty funny and has that feel of awkward teenage boys no matter what era. I didn’t care as much for his story, but it was still a fun adventure. Especially all his awkwardness with girrrrls, haaa.
Overall, a fun and hilarious and adorable historical-with-a-twist kinda read.
So he’d gone off in his horsey-like behavior simply to put her at ease. How unexpectedly kind of him.
At this point, G realized he’d just asked a ferret what the dog said.
“We survived the day,” she said against his chest. “We both kept our heads. Hoorah for us.”
A laugh rumbled through him. “So we did. Hoorah.”
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.