My Lady Jane is unlike anything I have ever read before. It had been awhile since I read the synopsis so the inclusion of animal shifters took me by surprise. I have mixed thoughts on this read, so let’s discuss.
King Edward is dying at sixteen. He needs an heir to take his throne. Through the advise of his council he decides to have his cousin, Jane, marry Gifford Dudley to secure the throne. Unfortunately, no one told Jane that Gifford is a horse. As if marrying a horse isn’t enough to deal with they uncover a conspiracy that has left Jane the title of Queen of England. Little do they know that is just the beginning of their problems.
The thing that hooked me into reading this is the fact that it was a retelling of the story of Lady Jane Grey. However, it is very loosely based. It is meant to be a satire so there is no historical merit to it at all. If that is what you are looking for this one isn’t for you.
The narrators are hilarious. That is the best part of the story. It is an easy read and perfect if you need a laugh.
My major complaint is that it seemed entirely too long. When I had about a hundred pages to go I just wanted it to end. It just felt like too much time was spent on unnecessary parts. I think if the story had have been a bit more concise I would have enjoyed it more.
My Rating: 3/5