Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
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?
Back when I was still subscribed to Owl Crate one month the book I received was My Lady Jane, and around that time I started seeing reviews for it everywhere. It seemed like, at one point or another, every blog I followed on WordPress had posted a review for My Lady Jane, and all of them were amazing reviews. It sounded like a brilliant book so of course I bumped it up my to-read list and I couldn’t wait to get started on it myself. Luckily the reviews were spot on and this ended up being a book I really loved as well; a tongue-in-cheek retelling of Jane Grey’s story, which a very different ending, My Lady Jane was a brilliant and hilarious read.
“No horse jokes,” he said.
“My lord, I apologize for the horse joke. If you put down the book – unharmed! – I will give you a carrot.”
He brandished the book at her. “Was that a horse joke?”
“Was that a horse joke?”
You can check out my review for My Lady Jane here.
What did you think of My Lady Jane? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.