This was better than I thought I assumed it was all about killing werewolves, which I m against as I want to be one, but I was wrong Mel This was better than I thought I assumed it was all about killing werewolves, which I m against as I want to be one, but I was wrong Mel Annnnd now I have a 2020 publication shelf o.O 3.75 StarsWhat a hairy adventure of The Wild West proportions I LOVE Westerns My knowledge of this particular period and its historical figures is limited I probably messed up a few related terms Regardless, I ve always been captivated by cowboy culture and country music My Calamity Jane gave me a slice of that awesomeness.I didn t get the 1876 rootin tootin America references scattered throughout this book, but it didn t hamper my enjoyment I wasn t enthusiastic when I found out the stor 3.75 StarsWhat a hairy adventure of The Wild West proportions I LOVE Westerns My knowledge of this particular period and its historical figures is limited I probably messed up a few related terms Regardless, I ve always been captivated by cowboy culture and country music My Calamity Jane gave me a slice of that awesomeness.I didn t get the 1876 rootin tootin America references scattered throughout this book, but it didn t hamper my enjoyment I wasn t enthusiastic when I found out the story would be about garou hunting, but the general setting and the characters hilarity helped stir up the fun by a lot.The writing was fairly simplistic with loads of witty dialogues The characters were charming and a badass with feminist spirits The romance was nice and diverse The mystery didn t really grab my attention, but I was along for the ride Part 2 was my favorite just because it wasfast paced and action packed.The audiobook performance was incredible Overall, this was a creative and quirky reimagining that cleverly mixed historical and fantasy elements with splashes of modern values I barely remember the other two, but I think the first bookMy Lady Janewill always be my favoriteRead as an Audiobook WHAT IS THIS A SEQUEL TO MY LADY JANE AND IT COMES OUT IN 2020 THAT S LITERALLY IN 3 YEARS IDONTACCEPT THISBUT I M SO HAPPY THAT I CAN OVERLOOK THIS LONG ASS WAIT Who am I kidding How does one wait for this WHAT IS THIS A SEQUEL TO MY LADY JANE AND IT COMES OUT IN 2020 THAT S LITERALLY IN 3 YEARS IDONTACCEPT THISBUT I M SO HAPPY THAT I CAN OVERLOOK THIS LONG ASS WAIT Who am I kidding How does one wait for this This was a really good sequel I m sad that this is over but Ik we will havefrom these three lovley authors RTC 1 My lady jane 4 5 stars 2 My plain jane 5 5 stars 3 My calamity jane 4 5 stars The cover was not orange and green, but I m still really happy with this book Western, our Lady Janies humor, talking dogs, were umm, garous, and loads of history to be straightened out Absolutely outstanding I m calling this cover to be orange and green If it s not, the rainbow will not be complete and I ll be sad THIS IS AMAZING OMGSH I CAN JUST NOT WAIT lowkey singing the songs from the musical The cover was not orange and green, but I m still really happy with this book Western, our Lady Janies humor, talking dogs, were umm, garous, and loads of history to be straightened out Absolutely outstanding I m calling this cover to be orange and green If it s not, the rainbow will not be complete and I ll be sad THIS IS AMAZING OMGSH I CAN JUST NOT WAIT lowkey singing the songs from the musical DNF 32% 29 06 2020It s a no from me. Welcome To And A Rootin Tootin America Bursting With Gunslingers, Outlaws, And GarouJANE A Genuine Hero Eene Calamity S Her Name, And Garou Hunting S Her Game When She S Not Starring In Wild Bill S Traveling Show, That Is She Reckons That If A Girl Wants To Be A Legend, She Should Just Go Ahead And Be OneANK Wolf Whistle Frank The Pistol Prince Butler Is The Wild West S Bachelor He S Also The Best Sharpshooter Onboth Sides Of The Mississippi, But He S About To Meet His Match ANNIE Get Your Gun Annie Oakley Yep, That Annie Is Lookin For A Job, Not A Romance, But She Can T Deny There S Something About Frank She Likes Really Likes Still, She S Pretty Sure That Anything He Can Do,she Can Do BetterA HAIRY SITUATIONAfter A Garou Hunt Goes South And Jane Finds A Suspicious Like Bite On Her Arm, She Turns Tail For Deadwood, Where There S Been Talk Of A Garou Cure But Things Ain T Always What They Seem Meaning The Gang Better Hightail It After Her Before They Re A Day Late And A Jane Short 3.5 starsFull disclosure I don t like westerns I don t watch them, and I don t read them which is surprising considering how much I like drinking, poker, and shows movies with guns The only reason I even read this book was that I just happened to get my hands on an advance copy, which in hindsight is a bit unfair considering some people have been waiting for this book to come out for a couple of years Hell, before I read this book, I couldn t have told you who Annie Oakley was or what she 3.5 starsFull disclosure I don t like westerns I don t watch them, and I don t read them which is surprising considering how much I like drinking, poker, and shows movies with guns The only reason I even read this book was that I just happened to get my hands on an advance copy, which in hindsight is a bit unfair considering some people have been waiting for this book to come out for a couple of years Hell, before I read this book, I couldn t have told you who Annie Oakley was or what she was famous for, even though the name would ve sounded familiar I know Shameful That s why no one wassurprised than I was that I ended up actually enjoying this book.I went into this book almost completely blind The only things I knew about it beforehand were that it was a retelling of some western story I didn t know and that it also incorporated fantasy elements Because the summary doesn t really tell you what the book is about, I ll give a quick overview.The story is told from the POVs of our three main characters Frank, Annie, and the eponymous Jane Jane, Frank, Bill Frank s adoptive father , and Charlie a member of an FBI like organization travel around the midwest putting on a sharp shooting show, which they use as cover to track and hunt garou a fancy word for werewolf Frank isn t a huge fan of garou hunting, but he loves doing the show however, Bill wants to retire from showbiz and by extension, garou hunting once they finally catch the Alpha The Alpha is the head of the werewolf cult that has been running wild biting humans and turning them into garou Then, one night, the crew gets a tip about who and where the Alpha is from a man named Jack a lone garou hunter , and they go to the factory to investigate Meanwhile, Annie a sharp shooter like Frank , who has left home to get a job in the sharp shooting show, meets up with them at the factory unbeknownst to them all at the time and ends up saving Frank and Jane from a werewolf attack though not before Jane gets bitten a fact that she keeps to herself after they learn that the werewolf isn t the Alpha Not long after, Annie joins the show after she proves herself and reveals that she knows what they re really up to i.e., garou hunting , and not long after that, Jane abandons the crew in the middle of the night in search of the cure for garou that Jack tells her about, not knowing that Frank himself is a garou After discovering she s gone, the crew go in search for her, and that s where the story really begins.The way the story is narrated gave me major Lemony Snicket vibes and I was totally here for it It s not every day a book reminds you of one of your favorite childhood series I also really loved Jane and Annie, who both endured hardships and were both feminists in their own way Annie was super feminine and loved dresses while also being a badass sharp shooter, while Jane couldn t give a flying f ck about acting like a lady and could drink the best of them under the table she s also always broke which is hashtag relatable.What I wasn t a huge fan of, however, was that the narrators sometimes went off on tangents alluding to today s political climate, which felt totally out of place most of the time Don t get me wrong I love a good Trump bashing as much as the next bleeding heart liberal, but it just didn t really make sense having this recurring, sporadic social commentary in the middle of a western fantasy I think it seffective to grapple with political issues in fiction by doing it like Namina Forna does in The Gilded Ones, which has major feminist undertones Regardless, while most people will guess who the Alpha is long before it is revealed like I did, the lack of mystery didn t take away from my enjoyment of the story The journey itself was fun and entertaining enough to keep me reading I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this that I look forward to going back and reading the other two books in the series, whose subject matters i.e., the Tudor Jane and Jane Eyre are definitelyup my alley than this western was 10 10 19I love the cover and the synopsis has me pumped Give me this book ASAP Wait what I literally just found out about My Plain Jane like a few hours ago, and now I see we will not only be getting onebook from this brilliant trio but two Woah this is like Christmas in July I am starting to think they ll just do a retelling for every famous Jane we know, and you know what I am totally fine with that D 10 10 19I love the cover and the synopsis has me pumped Give me this book ASAP Wait what I literally just found out about My Plain Jane like a few hours ago, and now I see we will not only be getting onebook from this brilliant trio but two Woah this is like Christmas in July I am starting to think they ll just do a retelling for every famous Jane we know, and you know what I am totally fine with that D