Are The My Lady Janies Books Worth It? | Hyped Books #2

Hi friends! I’m back with another rendition of HYPED BOOKS A.K.A WHETHER YOU SHOULD LOCK YOURSELF IN A SHED FOR FIVE YEARS UNTIL THE HYPE CALMS DOWN.

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What Are These Books Actually About?

Jane. And Jane. Also Jane. Well, to be more specific, Lady Jane Grey (think Tudor England) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel) and Calamity Jane (pretty sure she’s a pirate). The first two books are out, the last one comes out in 2020. So basically forever.

But anyway, these books take the not-so-glamorous lives of these Janies and put a unique, hilarious spin on them.  For example, My Lady Jane throws in some pretty great shape-shifting plot twists and My Plain Jane has ghosts. You can’t tell me you’re not dying for  My Calamity Jane (unless you haven’t read the previous two – then I’m sorry).

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Are They Good?

UM YES. I mean, that’s just my personal take on it but you should totally listen (cough cough). Seriously though, here are some points you should take into consideration:

  • I’ve never seen anything like this done in YA before. Hilarious, three perspective-three author retellings.
  • The unique spins are everything from obvious to subtle. Like in My Lady Jane, the whole Catholics vs Protestants is replaced by shapeshifters and non-shapeshifters. (It’s also worth noting they’re not actually called shapeshifters but in fact a weird name I have no clue how to spell.)
  • IT’S PACKED with references! Harry Potter, Princess Bride, Sherlock, Rapunzel…they’re there.
  • The humor is either laugh-out-loud or cringey. There’s quite honestly no in-between.
  • One thing these books are is dramatic and not incredibly serious. I wouldn’t recommend reading these if you’re in the mood for something thought-provoking or epic!
  • Due to the (relatively) lighthearted nature of these books, sometimes the plot can drag. And has holes. Because they’re socks and don’t take themselves seriously.

To Sum It All Up…

These books are fun. It’s so hard to find unique books like these, but they’re not the most complex things ever. I would suggest giving them both a try, though I personally preferred My Lady Jane! Tell me if you have these on your TBR, or if you enjoyed these books! Catch ya later, au revoir!

 

15 thoughts on “Are The My Lady Janies Books Worth It? | Hyped Books #2

  1. I’ve been meaning to read the Lady Jane Grey one for a while actually! But thanks for doing this because I was a bit skeptical at first since I usually don’t read stuff that isn’t too historically accurate but these look like fun! xx

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  2. Oooh I really like this blog post! Definitely need to see if the books are worth the hype! I really want to check out the My Lady Janies book! “The humor is either laugh out loud or incredibly cringy. There’s no in between” 😂😂😂

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