I wish wish wish I’d had this idea–and I could have. Didn’t I love Seth Grahame-Smith’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER?

A boat missed? I hope not.

MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows is a novel that aches the smile muscles. What a brilliant play to magic an historical period (oh, I’ve done that already but not nearly so skillfully), blithely alter elements of personage, include wolves (or quasi-wolves) when they’re long extinct in England, and introduce whimsy in familiar historical figures. Brilliant.

Follow up MY LADY JANE with MY PLAIN JANE, the second book in the mash-up series on famous Janes historical and fictional. This novel is a head-on collision with JANE EYRE,  one of my all-time favorite reads that introduces the delightfully short-sighted and ambitious author Charlotte Bronte.