My Lady Jane

By: Cynthia Hand

Brodi Ashton

Jodi Meadows

In the tradition of The Princess Bride comes a fantastical, romantical, hilarious(ical) adventure, inspired by the true story of Lady Jane Grey.

ISBN: 9780062391742

JLG Release: Oct 2016


Sensitive Areas: Strong sexual themes
Topics: Alternate histories , England, 1500s , Royalty , Supernatural abilities

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Awards & Honors

Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Fantasy/Horror
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016, Young Adult
Goodreads Choice Awards 2016, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Older Readers, Fiction
YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Book List*, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

In real life, Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey died young in 16th-century England. Here, Edward and Jane get another chance at happiness thanks to the irrepressible imaginations of the authors. Adventure, intrigue, humor, and romance abound—so, too, does high fantasy. England is a place where people (including royalty) are either Eðians (tho In real life, Edward VI and Lady Jane Grey died young in 16th-century England. Here, Edward and Jane get another chance at happiness thanks to the irrepressible imaginations of the authors. Adventure, intrigue, humor, and romance abound—so, too, does high fantasy. England is a place where people (including royalty) are either Eðians (those who can shape-shift) or Verities (those who cannot). Because many Verities believe Eðian magic is evil, they set about to obliterate it. Eðians retaliate. Also, someone keeps poisoning the king’s food. The plot, then, involves Edward, Jane, and their allies trying to figure out how to keep peace in the kingdom, find out who is poisoning the king’s food, and restore Edward to the throne (he is presumed dead and gads about incognito for part of the book). Eðian “facts” are woven in with such subtle assurance that they come across as a genuine part of English history. For instance, the year the volatile Henry VIII discovered his leonine animal form and devoured the court jester is known in the kingdom’s collective memory as the Year of the Lion. Wisecracks are prevalent, which would be grating after a while if the characters did not fairly sparkle with the complete array of honest human qualities. Readers will need to know the basic backstory of Lady Jane Grey and Edward VI. VERDICT A great choice for those who enjoy lighthearted, alternative history adventures and romance.—Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC

Book Details

ISBN

9780062391742

First Release

October 2016

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

512

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.3; Points: 18;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.6; Points: 26;

Lexile

Level HL760L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

HarperTeen

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong sexual themes

Topics

Alternate histories, England, 1500s, Royalty, Supernatural abilities,

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