…no that’s not a good start.
IF YOU EVER READ THIS BOOK, DON’T. LISTEN TO THIS BOOK FIRST OMGSH PLEASE YES IT IS THE BEST EVER PRAISE GOES TO KATHERINE KELLGREN OMGSH YOU WERE MADE TO READ THIS BOOK TO ALL THE WORLD.
I finished two point five incredible books on the same day, so my brain is a little fried from delight. Seriously I have to keep reminding myself to come write this review and stop dancing in the kitchen with the dogs or asking the cats if they are actually from the bloodline of King Henry VIII’s.
I was so giddy about everything in this book. Like seriously so giddy. I was always laughing out-loud which was completely awkward when you are standing in line at the check out, let me tell you.
If you are in need of a laugh and a light read, read this book I beg you.
If you are in need of a feminist-like book, read this book I beg you.
If you are in need of a history lesson, read this book I beg you.
Seriously this is about Queen Jane’s reign of like, what, nine days? I am not too sure, since I am not an expert on the matter, but these author’s are. They did their homework and found out the very (not so) truth of what happened in that time with Queen Jane.
Young King Edward is dying. He caught a tragic disease. He’s never been kissed and all he has in the world are his two darling sisters, his beautiful cousin Jane and his dog, Pet (how original, I know). Since he doesn’t have any children, his throne would go to his sister Mary, unfortunately, until one of his advisers gives him another idea…
Jane is the Belle of the story. The girl who just wants to read books (so, you know, all of us) and then read some more books and then HER MOTHER MARRIES HER OFF TO A GUY WHO TURNS INTO A HORSE (That’s the beast, if you weren’t catching on). She is mortified, humiliated and NOT HAPPY. HE IS A HORSE WHAT IN BLAZES IS SHE SUPPOSE TO DO WITH A HORSE.
Said horse, Gifford, can’t control that by day he is a steed and by night he is a man. And why does she always have her nose in a book anyway? Is she not pleasant looking? Heaven forbids he marries someone who looks like an animal.
Gifford belongs to a group of people called Eðian (eth-y-un). They have two different forms. But they are hated by those who don’t. I kind of got the whole Protestants and Catholics feel from the tension between the two groups.
And that’s all I am going to say to you. You should know the gist of this story (it is history, you know) but a lot of the major details were missed in the history books. You’ll have to read this book to know the (not so) truth.
So if you fit in any of the categories listed above (needs a laugh, likes equality, history buff) then you should read this book. It was really hilarious.