Monday, July 2, 2018

My Thoughts: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

My Plain Jane
(My Lady Janies #2)
by Cynthia Hand
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Jodi Meadows
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Brodi Ashton
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Publication Date: June 26th 2018
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062652775
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

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You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights. (Goodreads)


My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows was one of my most highly anticipated reads for 2018, as I'm sure it was for a lot of people, and I'm beyond thrilled that I had the opportunity to read this book!

I read My Lady Jane back when it was first released and I really enjoyed the book, so I was super excited to get started on this one as well. I had actually hoped to re-read My Lady Jane before starting this new book, as my mind isn't all that it used to be when remembering stuff, but I unfortunately didn't have the time to do so. However, while these books are a series, they can definitely be read as standalone as well, and that worked perfectly for me!

Each book in The Lady Janies series is about a different lady from history, whose name happens to be JANE! The first book in the series, My Lady Jane, was about Jane Grey, and this new book, My Plain Jane, was about Jane Eyre, which I found completely fascinating! While I have never read the original story by Charlotte Bronte, I know the jist of it, and it fun to read the authors retelling of the story. And, it really makes me want to read the original story ASAP, which I have been meaning to do for FOREVER, but still haven't gotten around to yet. This is something that I'm definitely going to be doing soon.

My Plain Jane is full of lots of fun characters, including Charlotte Bronte and, of course, Jane Eyre, and lots of great supporting characters as well. I really enjoyed following them along on their adventure throughout the book, and the familiar storyline, with it's fun twist, definitely kept my attention throughout the book. This was a great summertime read!

Overall; My Plain Jane is a great addition to The Lady Janies series, and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on the next book, My Calamity Jane, which is set to release in 2020, and is all about -- you guessed it -- Calamity Jane! I just know I'm going to enjoy that book as well, and I can't wait to have it in my hands! If you're a fan of famous Janes in history, do add My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane to your TBR now, and I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did.

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