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, Fantasy, Retellings

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!
  • Regan
    4.5! So fun!
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 (조수아)
    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 wasn't familiar with the story of Jane Eyre. Still, I couldn't give it five star...
  • Fables&Wren
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
  • 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...
  • Kassidy
    I loved the mystery/paranormal aspects of the story and of course the Jane Eyre references!
  • Suzanne
    I waited for this book for so long because I fell so much in love with the first book, My Lady Jane, and I was not disappointed one bit! I was thoroughly amused by this book and just ate it up quickly. It is entertaining and funny just like the first book! These three authors’ combined work is beyond amusing to me! Now I have to wait another year or so for Calamity Jane. Love love these Jane books! My quick and simple overall: Another funny and...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Rating 3.5 StarsI feel like I can't truly judge and review this book at the moment since I read it and didn't listen to it on audio. The narrator for My Lady Jane I'm sure will be doing the narration for this sequel and she was the most phenomenal narrator I have ever listened to. She really breathed life into the book and it's characters. I feel like just reading the words on the page did not breathe enough life into the story so I will listen t...
  • Zoe Wilson (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.
  • 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 Plain Jane, and Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so I had no doubt I'd love this.Sadly, I was mistaken.One...
  • Faye*
    4.5 starsThis was the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. It was complete and utter nonsense, and it was glorious.Actual Footage of me reading listening to this book: The authors make fun of the original story. A lot. It was gold. To be honest, the fact that I'm not a fan of Jane Eyre may have played a big part in my enjoyment of this book. I was already a fan of My Lady Jane but having all those references to the original work made this story ...
  • Kath ☽ sheturnspages
    I’ve compiled a list of reasons why this is a Jane Eyre retelling worth reading:-Charlotte Brontë is a main character and is so cleverly woven into the story-Mr. Darcy is mentioned several times and it is so strange and humorous-Wuthering Heights was quoted even though Emily Brontë makes an appearance as a teenage character and it’s highly unlikely it’s been written at this point-Helen Burns is a paranoid ghost friend to Jane throughout t...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    2.5-3 StarsI loved the first book in this series, My Lady Jane, which tweaked history is an entirely good way. The actual story is pretty awful, and so the changes were quite welcome. This second installment, which has nothing to do with the previous story other than it being a famous “Jane”, this time a tweaking of the original Jane Eyre. Since I loved the original Jane Eyre and the romance, I can’t say I was thrilled with the changes to t...
  • Kristen
    Review can also be found ON MY BLOG.Ginormous thanks to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for providing me with an e-ARC of this highly anticipated book.Hi! If you're reading this review because you're considering reading this book soon, I want you to stop. Turn off your computer. Shut down your phone and run (don't walk) to your nearest library or bookstore and pick up a copy of Jane Eyre and devour that shit like it's made of chocolate fudge. Trust ...