Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the first day of this tour! Today I talk a little about My Plain Jane and am sharing my fan trailer I made. ALSO, don’t miss out on the 2 (!!!) amazing giveaways for this tour!
About the Book
Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are back with an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre—a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions in this stand-alone follow-up to My Lady Jane, which was called “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Book Trailer & Mini Review
I loved this book so much, so I knew I had to do a fan trailer! Thanks to Olivia from That Fiction Life for doing the spectacular voice over!
I decided last December to read the original Jane Eyre to prepare for My Plain Jane. Now, I knew I didn’t have to but I figured I’d understand all the jokes better if I did. After a month of hard work (including switching to the audiobook), I finally finished it! I can honestly say, I did NOT like Jane Eyre. LOL. Mr. Rochester is literally the worst love interest ever! He’s really weird, makes zero sense half the time (like, I’m pretty sure he’s not mentally stable), can be mean, manipulative and many other things. Jane deserved better!
So…I can 100% say I loved My Plain Jane way more than Jane Eyre. The Lady Janies return with their signature humor and fantasy retelling. I laughed out loud many times throughout the story. The characters are very likeable starting with Jane who loves to paint and also can speak to ghosts. Charlotte who is a mover and shaker. Nothing will keep her from pursuing her dreams! And lastly Alexander, who doesn’t appear in the original tale, but is a wonderful addition to the story. He’s a bit (maybe a lot) broody and broody characters are just too fun especially when they have characters like Charlotte who continually push their buttons!
Do you need to read Jane Eyre first? I would say no, IN FACT, I’d just suggest watching the movie. Jane Eyre really was awful. Sorry to all those who loved the book.
About the Authors
We’re the authors of the young adult novels, MY LADY JANE, and MY PLAIN JANE, which is coming in June 2018. Our group is made up of Brodi Ashton (New York Times bestselling author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and THE HOW AND THE WHY), and Jodi Meadows (New York Times bestselling author of the INCARNATE trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN duology, and the FALLEN ISLES trilogy). Between the three of us we’ve written nineteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but we have the most fun working on our books together. We’re friends. We’re writers. We’re fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time.
Blog Tour Schedule
June 25 – The YA Book Traveler – Trailer & Review
June 26 – Alexa Loves Books – Gift Guide
June 27 – YA Wednesdays – Jane’s Playlist
June 28 – Novel Novice – Styled by Books
June 29 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Famous Janes
June 30 – A Backwards Story – Leaking Top Secret Dossier Files of Current ( Royal ) Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits Members
July 2 – Bookcrushin’ – Supernatural Meets Jane Eyre – Tips for the Reluctant Ghost Hunter
July 3 – The Reader and the Chef – Guide to eating á la My Plain Jane (Bookish Menu) + Bookstagram Post
July 4 – The Clever Reader – Launch Event Recap
July 5 – Booknerd Addict – Review + Bookstagram Post
July 6 – Lair of Books – Review
July 7 – Mary Had a Little Book Blog
Win a signed copy of My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. Open US only.
Share a photo or selfie with your copy of My Plain Jane and you could win a custom designed book sleeve, made by Second Hand Pages, a custom Jane Eyre candle from Canterbury Road Co, Jane Eyre (Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition), the Blu-Ray DVD of Jane Eyre, and a My Plain Jane Bookmark! For the photo, you can use your copy, a friends or one from the library. Use the hashtag #MyPlainJaneGiveaway to enter. Open to US only. Ends Sunday, July 8th.