My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows





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In 3 Words

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Cute (but silly)

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Thoughts

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This was a charming little novel. The writing is silly and very tongue in cheek. It just never takes itself seriously and is a lot of fun. There are a lot of pop culture references - the most obvious being Shakespeare and Monty Python. However, my favorite is when they slipped in an Ever After quote, which is one of my favorite movies (and hands down my favorite interpretation of Cinderella ever). 

I thought the blossoming romance between Jane and G was sweet and mostly well done. I didn't care for the secondary romance.

Definitely worth a read if you enjoy historical fiction that is not necessarily historical.


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Mild Complaints Worth Noting

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I wish the come back would have taken longer. I understand the reasons the authors chose to shorten it and they are open about the fact that this is 100% fiction, but Queen Mary I ruled for 5 years.

The hating on John Dudley for having a big nose went a bit over the top. 
It was fine for describing his appearance, showing another character's vanity, and semi-establishing a minor and unconfirmed plot line, but it was mentioned almost every time he entered into the picture by all three point of views. 

Omg, it's so big, it's the only thing can possibly see in this picture.


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