It’s time for another Backlist Blast post! These posts are so much fun – it challenges me to think of something that I’ve wanted to read for a long time and just never seem to have time to actually get to. But it also reminds me that it is time to read them and stop procrastinating!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Backlist Blast is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana from A Couple Reads. The purpose of the meme is to showcase books that were published at least six months prior to the publishing of these blog posts. These books can either be past favourites, or just books on those huge TBR lists we have!
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen | Release: June 7th, 2016
I’ve heard really great things about this book but never have had the chance to read it. I finally picked up a copy of it at my local Chapters/Indigo and I’m so excited to actually sit down and enjoy it. I’ve heard its really funny and I think I’m in need of a humourous read since I’ve been in a little bit of a reading slump lately. I just can’t seem to find the genre I’m most interested in reading right now.
Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
Did you read this book? If so, what did you think? Will you be picking up the next instalment when it comes out in June? I love that their standalone books that are seen as a series! Let me know in the comments!
Happy Thursday – I hope everyone enjoys their day!