The Captain’s Log – my lady jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This young adult novel caught me eye because many many crew members wouldn’t stop talking about how funny it was.  I was informed it was a young adult historical fiction that veers off from the historical and into the hysterical.

In these rough seas of the past couple months, I felt I could use some laughter so I picked up a copy.  And I did mostly enjoy it.  Jane of course is the highlight with her book obsession, sassy wits, and intelligence.  It was worth reading this book just so I could get to know this version of Lady Jane Grey.  Also I loved King Edward VI and Gifford.  The relationships of these three characters were sweet and charming.  However even the secondary characters were fun and integral to the plot which is always nice to see.

The first part of the novel mostly takes the correct history and then twists it.  Adds magic. Woohoo!  This part was my favorite.  In fact I loved the whole section up until Jane’s marriage.  Then the book lagged for me until it was time for the group to storm and retake the castle.  It’s not to say that I hated the middle of the book but it was slow and there was a lot of waiting around and wandering in the woods (a bit of a pet peeve).

I don’t think I loved the book enough to read any more of this series but it certainly was a quick, light, and entertaining read.  I am impressed at how smooth the storytelling and character voices were even though three authors worked on this book.  But don’t just listen to me take on the novel . . .

Check out me other crew members effusive reviews:

Lola @ hitormissbooks

Wren @ wrensreads

Jillian @ rantandraveaboutbooks

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.

To visit the authors’ websites go to:

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows – Authors

To buy the book go to:

my lady jane – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

2 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – my lady jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows)

  1. I don’t rate books on me blog but do on Amazon and Goodreads. I always find it interesting when the time comes to post a rating on Goodreads because their rating system is odd fer me to wrap me head around. This book was one where I couldn’t decide in retrospect if it was an okay or liked read. I ultimately went with liked because of the first half which did entertain me. It’s just odd how even if I wait a couple days and read me review again before putting it on Goodreads, me ratings can fluctuate. But it was a good book fer me mood at the time. No regrets. Thanks fer the comment.
    x The Captain


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