Teen Short Take: My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Cooked up and written by three bestselling teen authors on tour together, the result of this collaboration is more than the sum of its parts. With a comic derring-do that recalls tales like The Princess Bride, this is the story of a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen and a noble steed. While based in actual history, this magical adventure bears only a passing resemblance to the story of the actual Lady Jane Grey.

Great reviews and excellent social media promotion from our fabulous Epic Reads team, including the video below.

 

“[The three authors] clearly had a ball working on this joyous rewrite of the story of Lady Jane Grey and King Edward VI, and readers will have just as much fun with it. The authors follow history to the point of tragedy, then toss it aside to allow love and good to triumph. One significant tweak is the creation of a shape-shifting people called E∂ians, such as Jane’s new husband, Lord Gifford Dudley, who spends his days as a horse and his nights as a man….[P]acked with hilarious banter, authorial asides, and polite avoidance of nudity as characters shift into and out of animal forms at inopportune moments. It’s an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 “Wacky, irreverent, and just plain fun. This fantasy-adventure politely tips its hat to history before joyfully punting it out of the way. An utter delight.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Gleefully anachronistic comedy.”
Kirkus Reviews

My Lady Jane (9780062391742) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. $17.99 hardcover. 6/7/2016 on sale.

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