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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  237 Ratings  ·  203 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by HarperTeen
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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!
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 of my favourite books of all time and My Plain Ja
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: june-2018
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 (Charlotte Brontë), but the entire book is filled with a gr ...more
Jodi Meadows
Nov 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Some notes:

1. You don't have to read MY LADY JANE first in order to enjoy this one. The books are connected only by the authors and the first and last words in the titles. And the look of the cover. And the amount of fun we had writing the books. And the amount of chocolate we ate. But other than that, totally different books!
2. You also don't need to have read JANE EYRE to enjoy this book. As with MLJ and knowing Jane Grey's history, we've got you covered in the prologue.
3. That said, I certai
Sabrina The Trash Queen
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

“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’ll bleed.”

~~ I just loved this part *lol.

💫if you like the first
Cait • A Page with a View
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-arcs
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 wanting to hire Jane as a seer, but I won't spoil
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 stars because it was compared to My Lady Jane, it was
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
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 vibes with the humor and the paranormal part of ii ...more
Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

...Wat? Tell me I'm not the only one who hoards weird memes and gifs and waits for proper context...
Oct 14, 2017 marked it as to-read


whoever is reading this review is automatically required to buy me this book. If you don't do this then you will have 63 years of bad luck.

For shipping details, feel free to contact me 😊😊😊
Wendy Darling
Yesssssssssssss. *hisses enthusiastically*

A favorite classic, a favorite heroine, and a favorite YA author in Cynthia Hand. I'm going to aggressively hug this book when I get my hands on it.
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 #3

I 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 I liked about this book.

•The freaking cover! It
Yusra ✨
May 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
wow thank you harpercollins this is a rare honour and my first approval on edelweiss and for it to be THIS BOOK is beyond words !! amazing !
now I need to figure out how to actually read it
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 undertones, I know critical interpretations of barely ther
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Boo, that this was pushed back from May 1st to June 26th!
But then, yay because we finally have a cover =D
OMG...I literally just finished My Lady Jane yesterday, and now I find out that the three brilliant minds behind the book are partnering up again for another Jane themed adventure

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To which I say: Hell yes! I am ready for more fun, romantic, humorous, historic retellings! =D
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.5 Stars

I 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 to it when it comes out then I will rate and review
Jan 25, 2018 marked it as to-read
What I do not like: My Lady Jane.

What I do like: Jane Eyre.

What I am doing: adding a My Lady Jane sequel retelling of Jane Eyre to my to-read list.

In other words:

Iryna (Book and Sword)
Dec 08, 2017 marked it as to-read
June cannot come soon enough. I am so ready for this book!!
So ready!

P.s. So jealous of people who already read it somehow. So jealous. Yupppp.

"What did you learn at Lowood school?"
"Starvation. And the usual maths and history."

Guuuuuys. The Lady Janies series are just so good! I was a wee bit concerned that I wouldn't enjoy MY PLAIN JANE as much as book one because JANE EYRE is just so close to my heart that I wouldn't be able to see beyond all my favourite parts. But these authors really sold it to me. The last 40% might be the best part of the book not only because of the fact that it deviates from the original but the how and why it

The fact that this is a Jane Eyre retelling is PERFECT. I swear to god I might pass out from how excited I am...someone hold me.

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time, and if the relationship between Jane and Mr. Rochester is anything like this:


God, I love Jane Eyre.
Haadiya // Hiatus
Oct 14, 2017 marked it as to-read
Is this about
Jane Eyre
Also known as the only classic I have read

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 me on this one. It's a fantastic book and will hel
sofia (sam willows)
Jan 31, 2018 marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I 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-out-loud as its predecessor did, it was somehow much
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
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 go down.

I also think this book asked A LOT of its
Apr 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Seriously cannot wait for this one. I need it in my hands yesterday....
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Initial 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.
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
Legit over the moon to be able to start this one tonight! Book friends are the BEST friends <3 <3 <3! My Lady Jane was one of my FAVORITE reads of 2016 & I just know this one isn't going to disappoint :)

UPDATE——> The Lady Janie’s have struck again!!!This book got so many laughs out of me, I didn’t want it to end. Now I have another set of characters I’m utterly obsessed with! So many gems in this one 😂😂😂
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
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!
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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novel MY PLAIN JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both a ...more
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