Imagine a book about a Disney princess, written for an older audience (teens+). Imagine that this story is witty, has amazing writing, outstanding characters, and a plot with enough twists and turns to become northern California's Highway 36. This is the point at which My Lady Jane is created.
Oh, it was wonderful! There were times when I laughed out loud and others when I demanded my family's presence so I might read them a short excerpt.
For those who know the true story of Lady Jane Grey -- I actually don't. Which probably affected my having liked it so much (I noticed those who knew the story gave it a lower rating).
As much as I liked it, however, part two didn't interest me quite so much (hence the four-star rating rather than five). I really enjoyed the comedy and romance of part one, but once about half of that comedy was taken away and a bunch of confused teenagers' emotions were thrown into the mix... Erm, I didn't enjoy it so much.
But I must say that My Lady Jane was well worth the read! (And I particularly recommend reading it when you're sick, because... it helps *grins*.)
You may want to know: There are some undescriptive implications (which might not be understood by a younger audience), kissing, and the rare usage of swear words and God's name in vain, as well as murder, violence, drinking, warfare, and some magical elements.
Click here to read my Goodreads review.
Have you read My Lady Jane? What are your thoughts on it?