my lady jane-book review

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My Lady Jane

genre: Fantasy, Humor, Historical Fiction, Fractured retelling?

rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/5

“Very funny, my lady. And that reminds me”

—he pointed a finger at her—

“no horse jokes.”

He was making it too easy.

“Ah, my lord, why the long face?”
“That’s it!”

Being Queen can’t be that bad right? Well, it is for sixteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey. Jane prefers books over romance, and would rather be reading then kissing her groom. But little does she know that her groom is a horse. Yes, a horse. And her cousin- the king- is dying and giving the throne to her. Join Jane, her horse and her king on a humorous quest in a medieval world full of shapeshifting people.

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This was probably the funniest book I’ve ever read.

The characters, the plot, EVERYTHING was extraordinarily creative and quite hilarious.

This book is the “true story” of Lady Jane in the Tudor time period. England is divided between Verities and Eðians. Eðians can shapeshift into animals, while Verities cannot and there has been a lot of tension and war between these two. 16-year-old King Edward is dying and gets his cousin, Lady Jane, married to a stranger to secure the throne and keep peace in England. Little do they know that there are people out there plotting against Edward and trying to steal the throne for themselves.

Characters

Edward-the king. Edward is a dying sixteen-year-old king. He would rather be planning his first kiss then who to inherit his crown. I kinda like him, but, uh *cough* He’s not really my favorite. But still has an interesting character design.

Lady Jane is pretty much all of us bookish nerds. She LOVES books and treats them like her children and would rather read a book at her own wedding. I love her feistiness and she IS SO ADORABLEEEE. o my GOODNESS I LOVE HER SO MUCH. She has such a cute character design and she’s so relatable!

Gifford Dudly my horse boi. *squealing* SO GIFFORD (he prefers G) IS AN ARTSY POETIC SWEET SMOL BOY THAT I LOVE SO MUCH. HEEEEEEEELP. he writes adorable little poems. ILYSM G! he’s sad and needs hugs because his dad is mean (FITE GIFFORDS’ DAD) he spends his days in the fields as a horse and stays up at night writing sonnets as a human. please give him cookies and journals so he can keep writing poems

romance

(the whole point of the book)

Jane and G are so cute. At first, they kinda hate each other (because they were forced to marry each other) BUt as the story develops so does there love.  AWWWWWWWWWWW

my favorite quotes

( because there are so many beautiful ones)

“I love you more than I love books.”

(*claps loudly, tears dripping down my face*)

“On everyone’s lap rested a book. Any book. In case the wedding got boring.” 

“Because he was English and that’s what the English do under stress: they drink tea.”

“I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. Oh. Sorry, G. Not you, of course.”

The authors are amazing IM CRYING EVERYTHING IS JUST so funny! I had loud outbursts of laughter while reading.

what I didn’t like

*DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN*

The story was somewhat confusing, and I had to reread certain parts over to understand it.

I didn’t like Edward that much. (IM SORRY). He just kind of…. annoyed me… (again IM SORRY) He was very sexist and boooooooooooriiiiiiiiiing (sorry and sorryyyyy)

what I did like

I loved the world the authors built. I loved how the world was created and like the cool shapeshifting part.

Jane and G. (so ship worthy! should we call it gane?) They were so cute and a perfect couple. Their character designs were amazing and I love G SO MUCH (he’s my smol poetic bean)

overall

This is a funny and great read. If you are a fan of fantasy, historical fiction, retellings or comedy then this book is for you! I recommend it to anyone who likes a fun clean read!

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Have you read My Lady Jane? Do you want to read it? What books have you recently read?

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📖recent reads📖

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welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! today’s Tuesday and you all know what that means!! RECENT READS (aka as me trying to get my blog stable and try to write a post every week and I chose books cuz I am a bookworm)

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Many of you guys know I love Anne of Green Gables! It is one of my favorite series that I will cherish forever! So when I saw this book based on the teen life of L.M MONTGOMERY  I started screaming in the library! *cough* WELLL, screaming in my head. I loved this book so much and IT GAVE ME THE FEELS! It’s so sweet and just adorable OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH AAAAAAAH!! This book gets 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐s

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I loved this book so much, it is so cute and sweet and sad. I really love how it introduces death to younger audiences in a way that’s sweet but not too sugar-coated. I really can relate to this book because I too just like the main characters has lost a family member who is quite dear to me. I love the authors writing style so much and I really recommend this book, its such an adorable book!

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Lois Lowry has done it again! I love this book so much and I love the giver quartet! Lowrys writing style is just amazing and the characters and worlds she builds are so enchanting! I felt the feels and the joys and the pains and I felt like I was there! I really recommend the giver series if you’re looking for a series to read!

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MY SMOL BOY MATT GREW UP AND NOW HE”S A TWO SYLLABLE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Again, LOIS LOWRY YOUR SUCH A GOOD AUTHOR! I love this book and I cannot wait to read the last book in the series! I LOVE THE PUPPY FROLIC IN THIS BOOK HE”S SUCH A SMOL LIL DOGGO! I really recommend the giver series SOOOO MUCH!!

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I loved all the books I read this week and I am sure you guys will too! I hope you check them all out!
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Have you read any of these books? What books have you read recently? Are you excited for nano?

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The Brightest Firefly- A short Story

I stare at the stars, lying down on my blue sleeping bag.

The stars twinkle, as if they are twinkling just for me.

Goodnight” The sky whispers

“Goodnight” I breathe.

My baby sister, huddles next to me.

“Can we catch fireflies?” She asks me softly.

I nod, picking up the glass jar that sat next to me.

Fireflies fly all over the place, me and my sister chase them. Each time we catch one a big smile grows on my lips.

My sister and I run in the moonlight, full of joy and happiness.

My sisters eyes a big and bright one, She leaps and tries to catch it. I carefully lift her up so that she is within reach. We catch every one of them. Leaping high, towards the sky. Giggles and Laughter filling the air.

And we catch the brightest fireflies…

THE END

The Chronicles of Evie and Scarlett

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Hello, my friends! I am writing a book series! I am super excited to share this with you guys! I have started many stories, but I have never actually finished them! I have been thinking awhile about what I should write about, I was going to write a Fantasy-Sci-fi series, but everything I thought about already existed. So I decided maybe I could write a Christian romance series for preteens and teens, (I have a knack for romance, yet I don’t read romance, but I do think about romance sometimes…so yeah) Anyways, I thought that maybe I won’t rush into the romance, but later in the series it will have some slight romance. Then I thought, maybe I can just forget about romance and write those novels later and just do something that will take girls interest away from boys and not act boy crazy (I’m not boy crazy at all, I just make up a lot of romance stories with my original characters.) Anyways, I think during preteen and teen years girls should focus on growing closer to God and finding out what their true interests are. Learn new things and try new things that are okay with your parents. So, here I am rambling when I could have just said, I am writing a book for preteens and teens about these two best friends who go on adventures in everyday life.

Wow, Ava. That’s a nice big paragraph you have there.

Okay now, let’s meet the main characters.

Meet Evie Parker:

Evie is a clever 12-year-old girl who just finished 7th grade. She is the oldest of 8 children and is homeschooled by her really cool mom. Evie is bubbly and artistic and always has an idea that usually turns into trouble. Evie loves to read and write novels. She also loves to write poetry and usually submits her work into magazines and contests.

Meet Scarlett Luther:

Scarlett is a feisty 13-year-old girl, who is a rebel at heart. She loves archery and swimming, she also enjoys pranking her brothers. Scarlett is homeschooled and lives with her parents and two older brothers. She loves reading mysteries and hopes to solve a mystery of her own. She does huge experiments in her garage which usually turns into a catastrophe. She also likes to babysit younger children.

Summary of book one:

12-year-old Evie Parker is super excited when she wins the National Youths Poetry contest, plus when she finds out that the award ceremony is in the UK, one of her favorites countries and that she is riding a plane there all by herself. When she meets Chimere a talented poetess and artist she becomes inspired and strives to inspire someone else. But when Chimere leads her astray, Evie is tempted to follow.                                  Will Evie have the strength to resist temptations?

 

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Ava