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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)

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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
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen
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Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
This was everything I had wanted and so much more. I’ll be devastated if this series doesn’t go on forever because the Lady Janies truly belong together! I loved “My Lady Jane” SO much that when I got an ARC of this I knew I had to read it asap! I’m so excited for you all to read it in June when it comes out. It’s a long wait, but believe me it’s worth it! I’m just sad I now have to wait until 2020 for the next one!
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5! So fun!
Emily May
I really wanted to love this. So badly. My Lady Jane was so so much fun when I read it last year, but I just felt like both the humour and the story were pretty bland in this book. I felt like the previous book was a hilarious historical comedy; this one was a meh Jane Eyre retelling.

I don't think it worked as well when the authors switched from a funny retelling of history to a not-so-funny retelling of a well-known book. Jane Eyre is easily one of my favourite books of all time and My Plain Ja
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very fun book! The authors took elements of the story of Jane Eyre and managed to turn it into a ghost hunting mystery adventure. It very much felt like a mix between a classic romance novel and Ghostbusters, and it was just a lot of fun to read. And I can safely say that even if you have never read Jane Eyre (as I haven’t), you can still wholeheartedly enjoy this book. Oddly enough, I think my favourite character was actually Charlotte (Charlotte Brontë), but the entire book is filled with a gr ...more
Jodi Meadows
Nov 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Some notes:

1. You don't have to read MY LADY JANE first in order to enjoy this one. The books are connected only by the authors and the first and last words in the titles. And the look of the cover. And the amount of fun we had writing the books. And the amount of chocolate we ate. But other than that, totally different books!
2. You also don't need to have read JANE EYRE to enjoy this book. As with MLJ and knowing Jane Grey's history, we've got you covered in the prologue.
3. That said, I certai
Sabrina The Trash Queen
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

“She took a shuddering breath. Crying, she told herself sternly, does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”

4.5 bloody amazing stars.

I loved the first book and I loved this one.

“And if you find another suitable position, and leave me, you will pull it out. And I will bleed.”
“What do you mean?” Jane said.
“It sounds rather obvious, and slightly disgusting,” Helen said. “He’ll bleed.”

~~ I just loved this part *lol.

💫if you like the first
Oh boy, this is going to be awkward.

Disclaimer: I loved My Lady Jane. Every time I think of this marvel of a book a huge grin takes over my face. And, partially, that's the reason I may be too harsh on My Plain Jane (well this and my slow but steady transformation to a judgy old lady that is too difficult to please). I really wanted to love it. I expected to love it. I'm afraid, though, that My Plain Jane was exactly what the title promised. Plain.

“Northern England, 1834, and the aforementio
Cait • A Page with a View
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-arcs
Pretty sure I will never get tired of these books... every single Jane in all of history needs their own book please and thank you.

This was such a clever twist on the "true" events behind Jane Eyre! The general idea is that Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte are friends at Lowood school when Mr. Brocklehurst is murdered. A team from the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits comes along, led by Alexander Blackwood. He's got his own reasons for wanting to hire Jane as a seer, but I won't spoil
Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
For everyone who's ever fallen for the wrong person, even though we agree that Mr. Darcy looks good on paper...and in a wet shirt.

I absolutely loved My Lady Jane when I read it two years ago. In fact, it was my favorite novel of 2016. Hence, I had nothing but high expectations before delving into My Plain Jane. In totality, it was a very entertaining novel although I wasn't familiar with the story of Jane Eyre. Still, I couldn't give it five stars because it was compared to My Lady Jane, it was
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Few things: I got behind on my reading schedule due to a family thing and some unplanned buddy reads. I am LIVING FOR THIS BOOK, but it is taking me a while due to reading a little more than six books at a time and some with other people. So, therefore, know that I am so sad that it is taking me so long to read this book but also really happy I get to read it at a slower pace and stretch it out and enjoy it more. I am really getting My Lady Jane vibes with the humor and the paranormal part of ii ...more
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I loved this book so much.

Seriously. So. MUCH.

There aren’t enough comedic novels out there that don’t edge irritatingly into silly. This book, and the preceding book, are two of the funniest things I’ve ever read. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but the humor doesn’t overwhelm the plot. Both have made me laugh out loud with their pop culture references and plethora of awkward m
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Natalie Monroe
“This brings us to the real start of our story: northern England, 1834, and the aforementioned penniless, orphaned girl. And a writer. And a boy with a vendetta.

Let’s start with the girl.

Her name was Jane.”

I'm currently doing an MPhil in English Literature and Jane Eyre is one of the books I'm examining. What this means is I know every freaking inch of the novel. I know what scholars have said, I know the dirty racist and imperialist undertones, I know critical interpretations of barely ther
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
This was so much fun! I didn’t like it quite as much as I expected to, but it was still such an enjoyable read and I am v happy to have read it! Also the HP reference slayed me
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
2.75 stars!!!

ARC generously provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harpercollins!

Arc #3

I read My Lady Jane back in January and I absolutely loved it. I gave that book a 4.75 rating. I fell in love with the story and characters, but this book really gave me a hard time. I considered giving this book 2 stars but something (or should I say someone) stopped me.

First of, I'm going to pinpoint the things I liked about this book.

•The freaking cover! It
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whoever is reading this review is automatically required to buy me this book. If you don't do this then you will have 63 years of bad luck.

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Wendy Darling
Yesssssssssssss. *hisses enthusiastically*

A favorite classic, a favorite heroine, and a favorite YA author in Cynthia Hand. I'm going to aggressively hug this book when I get my hands on it.
Yusra  ✨
May 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
wow thank you harpercollins this is a rare honour and my first approval on edelweiss and for it to be THIS BOOK is beyond words !! amazing !
now I need to figure out how to actually read it
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I waited for this book for so long because I fell so much in love with the first book, My Lady Jane, and I was not disappointed one bit! I was thoroughly amused by this book and just ate it up quickly. It is entertaining and funny just like the first book! These three authors’ combined work is beyond amusing to me! Now I have to wait another year or so for Calamity Jane. Love love these Jane books!

My quick and simple overall: Another funny and entertaining work by three awesome authors!
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Boo, that this was pushed back from May 1st to June 26th!
But then, yay because we finally have a cover =D
OMG...I literally just finished My Lady Jane yesterday, and now I find out that the three brilliant minds behind the book are partnering up again for another Jane themed adventure

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To which I say: Hell yes! I am ready for more fun, romantic, humorous, historic retellings! =D
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.5 Stars

I feel like I can't truly judge and review this book at the moment since I read it and didn't listen to it on audio. The narrator for My Lady Jane I'm sure will be doing the narration for this sequel and she was the most phenomenal narrator I have ever listened to. She really breathed life into the book and it's characters. I feel like just reading the words on the page did not breathe enough life into the story so I will listen to it when it comes out then I will rate and review
Jan 25, 2018 marked it as to-read
What I do not like: My Lady Jane.

What I do like: Jane Eyre.

What I am doing: adding a My Lady Jane sequel retelling of Jane Eyre to my to-read list.

In other words:

Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This was the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. It was complete and utter nonsense, and it was glorious.

Actual Footage of me reading listening to this book:

The authors make fun of the original story. A lot. It was gold. To be honest, the fact that I'm not a fan of Jane Eyre may have played a big part in my enjoyment of this book. I was already a fan of My Lady Jane but having all those references to the original work made this story even more fun to listen to. So, if you're a fan of
2.5-3 Stars

I loved the first book in this series, My Lady Jane, which tweaked history is an entirely good way. The actual story is pretty awful, and so the changes were quite welcome. This second installment, which has nothing to do with the previous story other than it being a famous “Jane”, this time a tweaking of the original Jane Eyre.

Since I loved the original Jane Eyre and the romance, I can’t say I was thrilled with the changes to the story and romance in this version. Wasn’t really a ro

This was enjoyable, especially towards the end. RTC!
Review can also be found ON MY BLOG.

Ginormous thanks to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this highly anticipated book.

Hi! If you're reading this review because you're considering reading this book soon, I want you to stop. Turn off your computer. Shut down your phone and run (don't walk) to your nearest library or bookstore and pick up a copy of Jane Eyre and devour that shit like it's made of chocolate fudge. Trust me on this one. It's a fantastic book and will hel
"What did you learn at Lowood school?"
"Starvation. And the usual maths and history."

Guuuuuys. The Lady Janies series are just so good! I was a wee bit concerned that I wouldn't enjoy MY PLAIN JANE as much as book one because JANE EYRE is just so close to my heart that I wouldn't be able to see beyond all my favourite parts. But these authors really sold it to me. The last 40% might be the best part of the book not only because of the fact that it deviates from the original but the how and why it
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Full review on my blog.

Initial thoughts:

Hands down--and as expected--my favourite book of 2018 so far.

I just loved that the Lady Janies maintained the humour and hilarity they had from My Lady Jane and made this one so incredibly funny as well.

Full review to come.
Kath ☽ sheturnspages
This was SO FUN.
Review coming soon.

thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novel MY PLAIN JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both a ...more
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Other books in the series

The Lady Janies (3 books)
  • My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)
  • My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3)