Welcome to the last My Lady Jane readalong discussion! Yes, I know, I’m sad too! I really enjoyed this month of reading MLJ and discussing it with all of you. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after this (I wish there was a sequel). But at least I know that I can dive into the next readalong that I’m hosting (which some of you have also joined already, yay!), so there’s that. Anyway, on to the discussion!
If this is the first time you’re hearing about this readalong, you can read the announcement and sign-up post here! I was accepting new participants up to this point, and welcome to all of you who may have joined us since the first discussion! I guess I could accept participants for the next discussions as well? I mean, if you read quick, or are sure that you can catch up, you are welcome to join in and even add to the previous discussions! Just be sure to sign up so that I can keep track of everyone!
– The Readalong Book –
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows!
Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Romance
Date published: June 7, 2016 (hardcover)
May 9, 2017 (paperback)
Page Count: 494
Synopsis: 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?
– Chapters 24-30 Discussion Questions –
Note: those of you who have not yet read My Lady Jane and still intend to read it, don’t read this post beyond this point (including the comments)! But if you like spoilers go right ahead.
To participants: It’s not mandatory that you answer these questions! This is not school, haha. These are mainly meant to generate conversations in case some of our read-a-long-ers are having a hard time picking something to talk about. Feel free to mention and discuss anything which I may not have thought of in the questions below! Please, also keep in mind that we are discussing chapters 24-30 at this point only, and that if you have read ahead, you be conscious about not sharing spoilers. We want to keep this fun for everyone! Please be considerate.
- What are your favourite parts in this section of the book?!
- Do you believe in and/or enjoy happily ever afters?
- Was the kiss between G and Jane everything you hoped it would be?
- What about the kiss between Gracie and Edward?
- Did the bear scene end up being what you expected it to be?
- Did you expect Edward to take back his throne the way he did? And did you expect Mary to end up being an Eðian?
- Did you expect Edward to give the crown to Bess?
- Are you looking forward to, and will you be reading the next book by these authors, which is coming out next year and will be about Jane Eyre and Charlotte Brontë?
– My Answers –
- The Shakespeare bits, and some of the really funny parts. Also, of course Jane and G’s first kiss (ah!), and the ones which follower. Their confessions of love to one another, as well. And Edward and Gracie’s kiss! I also liked that the authors kept it realistic by stating that Edward and Gracie’s relationship could go in any direction!
- Yes, I love happily ever afters…if they feel realistic!
- YES! There was also so much more chemistry there than I expected! Ah!
- I wasn’t really rooting for them as much as I was for G and Jane, but yeah it was cute!
- Nope. I thought they’d be faced with some Eðian who would somehow end up helping them in their quest. Poor bear 😦
- No, I did not expect either thing. But I just want to say that I was cheering when Mary turned into an ass, hahaha, because cosmic justice!
- Yes, for once I did see that coming. It was sort of being hinted at for a bit of the book, and I think Bess makes a better queen than Edward makes a king. So, we agree on that. Haha.
- YES! 100%, because I love Jane Eyre, and I love the Brontë sisters, and I love how these authors write books together! Hey, maybe I’ll host a readalong for it when it comes out!
– Readalong Schedule –
|Date||Chapter Discussions||Discussion Location|
|August 1, 2017||Start reading!||N/A|
|August 9, 2017||1 – 8||Located Here|
|August 16, 2017||9 – 15||Located Here|
|August 23, 2017||16 – 23||Located Here|
|August 30, 2017||24 – 30||This post!|
THANK YOU FOR READING AND THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU PARTICIPATING IN THIS READALONG! PLEASE GIVE ME ANY FEEDBACK REGARDING READALONGS YOU’VE HOSTED OR PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST (AND YOUR PREFERENCES), IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS, AND HAPPY READING!