Ein unglaublich witziges Buch, bei dem ich mich ein ums andere Mal beim lauten Lachen erwischt habe. Die Autorinnen nehmen sich die tragische Lebensgeschichte Lady Jane Greys und schreiben sie einfach um - Ehemänner, die sich nolens volens in Pferde verwandeln inklusive. Am Ende wurde es etwas zu übertrieben für fünf Sterne, aber wer einen aberwitzigen Roman sucht, der ist hier definitiv an der richtigen Stelle.
Draco Malfoy is my favourite ferret in the history of literature, but this book made me reconsider.
Well, this was hilarious. "My Lady Jane" made me laugh out loud several times, especially on the first twenty pages. It's basically a re-write of Jane Grey's short, bloody reign as Queen of England. To be precise, it's a rewrite in which Jane Grey gets married to a man who spends his days as a horse. A real horse with four legs, hooves and all that. With a great passion for hay and apples. Sound strange? It is. But it's also funny as hell.
Apart from the whole people-turning-into-animals setting being funny, the writing is also funny. The authors have managed that shining skill which separates excellent writing from mediocre writing: irony. This one is full of irony, humour and wit, and that's a great combination. It also has relatable, lovable characters, even though they tend to turn into animals all the time, and though the plot has some weak points in the middle part of the book, the storytelling is superb. I really enjoyed reading this one, especially the chapters from Jane's POV, and I'll definitely read the next one.
So why "only" 4 stars instead of four? Well, the aforementioned middle part which was a bit over the top for me.
But it's still a truly great, original take on England's very bloody 16th century which I really liked, so 4 stars!