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
GenreYoung Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings

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

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    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!
  • 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...
  • Regan
    4.5! So fun!
  • 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...
  • Katerina
    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. Plai...
  • Sabrina
    “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...
  • megs_bookrack
    A rollicking adventure and a 'spirited' good time! ((see what I did there?))My Plain Jane is the second novel released by The Lady Janies (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows). As with their first collaboration, My Plain Jane this book is full of good humor and fantastical storytelling replete with pop culture references. Dubbed as Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters, this story provides a wacky and fun retelling of the classic with lots of supe...
  • fablesandwren
    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 ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    1.) My Lady Jane 2.) My Plain Jane .5--------------------------------------------------MY JANE EYRE LOVING HEART IS SINGING 1.) My Lady Jane ★★★★2.) My Plain Jane ★★★★.5--------------------------------------------------MY JANE EYRE LOVING HEART IS SINGING
  • Celeste
    For this and more of my reviews, as well as my friend Petrik's reviews, check out my new blog, Novel Notions. 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...
  • 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 und...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    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 #3I 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...
  • Eva Rian ☾
    4.5 Aahh yes! This book was yet again soo much fun to read! I cant wait for My Calamity Jane 4.5 ⭐️Aahh yes! This book was yet again soo much fun to read! I cant wait for My Calamity Jane 😍
  • hillary
    DNF 54% | 08/03/19 | 1.5 starsSo here we are. I am dnfing one of my most anticipated books.I wanted to keep going and force myself but I realized it's not really worth it anymore. I am more than halfway through and nothing has happened yet. I can describe the plot so far in one sentence: Alexander Blackwood, part of the WSR society, keeps trying to recruit Jane Eyre because she sees ghosts, but she doesn't want to work for them. That's it.I'm sti...
  • Taylor
    2.5“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.”...Reader, I wanted to love this book. It was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and I absolutely loved My Lady Jane, and Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so I had no doubt I'd love this.Sadly, I was mistaken.One ...
  • Jessica
    I received an ARC of this book for free as part of BookSparks’ YA Summer Reading Challenge.I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4. I was so excited to read this book, but it ended up being not quite what I was expecting. I love Jane Eyre (it’s one of my favorite classics) and I expected a fun retelling. I kind of got that, but at the same time kind of didn’t.Also I just want to throw it out there that I have never read My Lady Jane...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “Never in any Jane Austen novel did the love interest pretend to be a fortune-teller," Helen said, "Why would someone do that?” ^^Just kidding. But in this book she can see ghosts.I really enjoyed this book, it's a fanciful retelling of Jane Eyre that is so aware of itself and also pokes fun at itself. In My Plain Jane, there are people who can see ghosts and Jane Eyre is one of them. Growing up starving at Lowood school, Jane jum...
  • may ❀
    ayyyy book #1 done for the booktubeathon this was really FUN and ridiculous and slightly silly. i preferred my lady jane over this one but nonetheless a great read. ayyyy book #1 done for the booktubeathon ✔️this was really FUN and ridiculous and slightly silly. i preferred my lady jane over this one but nonetheless a great read.
  • Zoe Stewart (yerabooknerdzoe)
    I think I liked this one more than My Lady Jane which I didn't think was possible. But it is. This book was perfection. I wouldn't change a single thing about it, and I want to read it again already, despite finishing it two minutes ago. Do I have a problem? Yes. That problem is that this book ended.
  • April
    Really enjoyed reading Charlotte's POV.
  • Kassidy
    I loved the mystery/paranormal aspects of the story and of course the Jane Eyre references!
  • Faye*
    30 August 20194 starsI really enjoyed this even the second time around. Fiona Hardingham is a great narrator (even though her French is atrocious at times) and the story is great fun. If you consider reading/listening to this, please bear in mind that My Plain Jane (just as My Lady Jane) is utterly silly and definitely not fit for overanalysing.***6 July 20184.5 starsThis was the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. It was complete and utter non...