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?
I didn’t quite know what to expect when I went into this book. I know it was going to be the story of Lady Jane Grey but with a twist, I just didn’t know what that twist would be. I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were fun and the writing style was even better.
I loved Lady Jane as a character, she was strong willed and not afraid to show her love of books, and often times rub it in some people’s faces. She was my favorite character in the book which I feel is probably a good thing considering she was the MC.
The supporting characters weren’t very memorable for me, and honestly they seemed a bit flat. I found that I didn’t really care much for the other characters or what came of them. Even know several months later as I write this review I find it hard to remember any other character names aside from Edward.
I had trouble relating to the different characters and as a result I don’t think I quite got sucked into this book the way other readers did; however, I don’t believe that’s necessarily a bad thing. I still enjoyed the writing style and did go out and purchase My Plain Jane. I found myself laughing out loud through the story and I did enjoy the 4th wall breaks throughout the book. I do look forward to continuing on with My Plain Jane and future companion books.
I would recommend this book to someone in a book slump that may be looking for a humorous book to break them out of their slump.