My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2) by Cynthia Hand

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 tha...

Details My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

TitleMy Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Retellings, Fantasy

Reviews My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

  • 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!
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    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 (Charlo...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    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...
  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Thank you, Harper Collins, for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.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...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    “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 out of 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...
  • Lisa
    Sadly, I was not a fan of this story. What made My Lady Jane so great was that it was set in a historical background but was infused with original ideas and hilarious characters.My Plain Jane, while definitely different from its source material, does closely follow the story of Jane Eyre. Which made this story more of a retelling of sorts then a historical fantasy and, for me, less exciting, as I knew who all the players were and how things might...
  • Bookevin
    5 starsInitial 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.
  • Alexa
    I loved every minute of my time reading MY PLAIN JANE. While I also enjoyed its predecessor, I definitely found myself really engaged and invested in this story! I loved the entire cast of characters without reserve, adored the paranormal twist and loved how cleverly these authors wove the details of Jane Eyre (and other references) in. So good, and would so highly recommend it!
  • Laura
    4.5 stars!!so cute and funny-- I loved all the references and nods to the original story. RTC_________________________kahsdflkbakjfnakjfn GUESS WHO JUST GOT AN ARC??!?!!?_________________________OMG look at that cover!!! And the blurb! so amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on this cute book :D_________________________MORE JANE STORIESJAAAAANNNNNEEEEEE EYRE!!??? Only one of my favourite freaking books ever thank you YES PLEASE
  • Keertana
    Rating: 3.5 StarsI enjoyed this book a lot, but not as much as My Lady Jane. While I think My Plain Jane does a brilliant job of once again incorporating fantastical elements into literary fiction, exposing the many inconsistencies we think of as romantic in regency-era romances, I wasn't quite enamored with the three main protagonists who share point of view space equally. I loved some, grew tired of others, and though this book made me laugh-ou...