My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)
Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions ...more
I don't think it worked as well when the authors switched from a funny retelling of history to a not-so-funny retelling of a well-known book. Jane Eyre is easily one of my favourite books of all time and My Plain Ja ...more
1. You don't have to read MY LADY JANE first in order to enjoy this one. The books are connected only by the authors and the first and last words in the titles. And the look of the cover. And the amount of fun we had writing the books. And the amount of chocolate we ate. But other than that, totally different books!
2. You also don't need to have read JANE EYRE to enjoy this book. As with MLJ and knowing Jane Grey's history, we've got you covered in the prologue.
3. That said, I certai ...more
“She took a shuddering breath. Crying, she told herself sternly, does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”
4.5 bloody amazing stars.
I loved the first book and I loved this one.
“And if you find another suitable position, and leave me, you will pull it out. And I will bleed.”
“What do you mean?” Jane said.
“It sounds rather obvious, and slightly disgusting,” Helen said. “He’ll bleed.”
💫if you like the first ...more
This was such a clever twist on the "true" events behind Jane Eyre! The general idea is that Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte are friends at Lowood school when Mr. Brocklehurst is murdered. A team from the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits comes along, led by Alexander Blackwood. He's got his own reasons for wanting to hire Jane as a seer, but I won't spoil ...more
I absolutely loved My Lady Jane when I read it two years ago. In fact, it was my favorite novel of 2016. Hence, I had nothing but high expectations before delving into My Plain Jane. In totality, it was a very entertaining novel although I wasn't familiar with the story of Jane Eyre. Still, I couldn't give it five stars because it was compared to My Lady Jane, it was ...more
...Wat? Tell me I'm not the only one who hoards weird memes and gifs and waits for proper context...
A favorite classic, a favorite heroine, and a favorite YA author in Cynthia Hand. I'm going to aggressively hug this book when I get my hands on it.
ARC generously provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harpercollins!
I read My Lady Jane back in January and I absolutely loved it. I gave that book a 4.75 rating. I fell in love with the story and characters, but this book really gave me a hard time. I considered giving this book 2 stars but something (or should I say someone) stopped me.
First of, I'm going to pinpoint the things I liked about this book.
•The freaking cover! It ...more
“This brings us to the real start of our story: northern England, 1834, and the aforementioned penniless, orphaned girl. And a writer. And a boy with a vendetta.
Let’s start with the girl.
Her name was Jane.”
I'm currently doing an MPhil in English Literature and Jane Eyre is one of the books I'm examining. What this means is I know every freaking inch of the novel. I know what scholars have said, I know the dirty racist and imperialist undertones, I know critical interpretations of barely ther ...more
But then, yay because we finally have a cover =D
OMG...I literally just finished My Lady Jane yesterday, and now I find out that the three brilliant minds behind the book are partnering up again for another Jane themed adventure
To which I say: Hell yes! I am ready for more fun, romantic, humorous, historic retellings! =D
I feel like I can't truly judge and review this book at the moment since I read it and didn't listen to it on audio. The narrator for My Lady Jane I'm sure will be doing the narration for this sequel and she was the most phenomenal narrator I have ever listened to. She really breathed life into the book and it's characters. I feel like just reading the words on the page did not breathe enough life into the story so I will listen to it when it comes out then I will rate and review ...more
"Starvation. And the usual maths and history."
Guuuuuys. The Lady Janies series are just so good! I was a wee bit concerned that I wouldn't enjoy MY PLAIN JANE as much as book one because JANE EYRE is just so close to my heart that I wouldn't be able to see beyond all my favourite parts. But these authors really sold it to me. The last 40% might be the best part of the book not only because of the fact that it deviates from the original but the how and why it ...more
The fact that this is a Jane Eyre retelling is PERFECT. I swear to god I might pass out from how excited I am...someone hold me.
Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time, and if the relationship between Jane and Mr. Rochester is anything like this:
I WILL BE HAPPY.
God, I love Jane Eyre.
Ginormous thanks to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this highly anticipated book.
Hi! If you're reading this review because you're considering reading this book soon, I want you to stop. Turn off your computer. Shut down your phone and run (don't walk) to your nearest library or bookstore and pick up a copy of Jane Eyre and devour that shit like it's made of chocolate fudge. Trust me on this one. It's a fantastic book and will hel ...more
I enjoyed this book a lot, but not as much as My Lady Jane. While I think My Plain Jane does a brilliant job of once again incorporating fantastical elements into literary fiction, exposing the many inconsistencies we think of as romantic in regency-era romances, I wasn't quite enamored with the three main protagonists who share point of view space equally. I loved some, grew tired of others, and though this book made me laugh-out-loud as its predecessor did, it was somehow much ...more
My Plain Jane, while definitely different from its source material, does closely follow the story of Jane Eyre. Which made this story more of a retelling of sorts then a historical fantasy and, for me, less exciting, as I knew who all the players were and how things might go down.
I also think this book asked A LOT of its ...more
Hands down--and as expected--my favourite book of 2018 so far.
I just loved that the Lady Janies maintained the humour and hilarity they had from My Lady Jane and made this one so incredibly funny as well.
Full review to come.
UPDATE——> The Lady Janie’s have struck again!!!This book got so many laughs out of me, I didn’t want it to end. Now I have another set of characters I’m utterly obsessed with! So many gems in this one 😂😂😂
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