Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What It’s About..
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?
Don’t eat the messenger.
I have to say, it’s hard to write this review without giving too much away! But I will warn you that I’m about to go in quote overdrive cause there were so many good ones!
Even though there were parts that were slow, this book was hilarious and a lot of fun to read. It was such a comedic take on Lady Jane & Kind Edward. If learning history back in high school was this entertaining, I would have definitely paid more attention!
At this point, G realized he’d just asked a ferret what the dog said
There were lots of strong female characters in this story! Made some of the men look weak
I love how strong-willed she was and her passion for reading!!
Who on earth could feel comfortable enough to sleep in a room with no books?
He was so innocent!
There was so much he wanted to do with his life. First off, he wanted to kiss a girl, a pretty girl, the right girl, possibly with tongue.
She was such a great sister! One with beauty and brains.
Gifford aka G
and by the way, the guy you’re marrying is actually a stud. Literally.
Horse by day, human at night. He was truly the perfect match for Jane. She liked books, he loved writing poetry.
Omg..I loved her. From her black curls, to her fighting skills! She was my fave. 😊
Of course, every good story has a great villain. In this case, there was more than one.
Her and the Queen of Hearts would make perfect besties.
The only time he ever saw Mary enjoy herself was when some traitor was beheaded or some poor Edian got burned at the stake.
He was such a two-faced bitch! I seriously wanted to chop his head off.
If you could be any animal (non-mythical), what would you be?
Have you read it? What did you think?