P.S. If you’ve already read the book, feel free to add any other discussion questions of your own in the comments!
Which historical figure do you think deserves a life rewrite?
1. How did you feel about Jane? Did you agree with her hesitance to get involved with the monarchy’s politics, or would you have jumped right in?
2. Are you Team Edward or Team Gifford?
3. Did Jane and G’s initial enemistry give way to believable swoon? Is G a worthy romantic lead?
4. Edward can be kind of terrible, particularly when it comes to his views on what women can and can’t do, but he experiences some character growth by the end of the book. Did you find this believable, given the era in which this book was set?
5. Did you enjoy the authors’ take on history, or do you feel like they should have been truer to what actually happened?
6. What about the authors’ style of storytelling? Did the frequent breaking of the fourth wall enrich the story or detract from it?
7. Were you familiar with the story of Lady Jane Grey prior to reading this novel? It not, were you surprised at her actual (super depressing) story?
8. Rumor has it that the authors will write more books in this vein (i.e., retelling history with a humors and fantastical angle), but there won’t be more from Jane, G and Edward. Would you have liked this book to be the start of a series? Why or why not?