Review: My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

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.

Take one of the best gothic romances of all time, add in spoonful of ghosts and mystery and copious amounts of hilarious pop culture references and pure wit and what do you get? The latest hilarious novel by the Lady Janies.

Now I have to be completely candid and admit that I didn't love this book quite as much as My Lady Jane. Still, I loved it nonetheless.

For the most part, the first half or so of this book runs pretty linear to the Jane Eyre story we all know, just with more humour thrown in and the whole ghost thing taking a big part of it. The second half though is like some crazy haywire story with people running everywhere and almost dying and making heroic rescues and ghost possession and honestly it was hectic and fast paced and consistently hilarious.

There was not a single character in this whole book that felt weak. Everyone was so unique and witty in their own ways. For me, Blackwood and Bran were my top two, but Charlotte and Helen and Jane and even Rochester and the Duke and seriously everyone was great. A book is only a strong as it's weakest character and this book is titanium. It's such a gem. It's diamond. I loved it.

I cannot wait to read more from these authors because individually, none of them are my favorite authors but they come together to make my favorite author team of all time.

Book released 26th June 2018 by HarperTeen
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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