At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
This book started off so well, but it quickly went downhill.
I think one of the problems was that I was expecting like a historical novel. Lady Jane Grey is one of my favourite historical figures- so little is known about her and she only reigned for nine days, but she's a perfect exampleof the political machinations of the period and how a few powerful families would do literally anything to get and hold onto the throne.
So I expected a historical novel with maybe a modern twist but what I got was like ... I don't even know. It was like a fantasy novel where people shape-shift, except instead of being exciting and cool, it was kind of dull.
It was like these three authors had taken the names of some historical figures and created a completely different story, which doesn't sound too bad except I wasn't really a fan of the story they created. It was too long and not enough happened and I didn't connect with any of the characters.
The romance was really unsatisfying. I kept thinking that they were going to kiss, but they kept like ... not kissing.
It was such a shame. Even as a slightly-bizarre fantasy novel it had enormous potential, but I just found the plot a bit boring and by the time I got halfway through I started skimming.