June 26, 2018

Gift Guide for Charlotte, Alexander + Jane | My Plain Jane Blog Tour

I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for My Plain Jane (which is out today!). I was lucky enough to read this one earlier this year and fall head over heels in love with it (see my review for details), and I hope the same can be said for many of you once you get to read it. Today, I'm sharing a gift guide inspired by the three main characters - Charlotte, Jane and Alexander. I hope this intrigues you to pick up a copy to check out for yourself!

For our aspiring novelist, Miss Charlotte Bronte, it's imperative that she have a pair of glasses as she's basically blind without them. As a writer, she's always got a notebook where she records her thoughts, and practices her writing (because you never know when you'll be able to get a bit of practice in). Additionally, she'd appreciate a copy of Pride and Prejudice for her library.

For our ghost hunter, Mister Alexander Blackwood, leather gloves are an essential part of his uniform as he does his job (for good reason, I find!). While he does get his hands on many different items in the course of his work, in this particular adventure, he starts out with a pocket watch (which I can also imagine him wearing as part of his own fashion) and also acquires a teacup.

For our penniless orphan turned governess Miss Jane Eyre, she would love to be given painting supplies so that she can continue to indulge in her passion. Since she ends up traveling a fair bit, she'd definitely need a trunk and a satchel to carry her few worldly possessions in. And, of course, no story about this miss would be complete without referencing a pearl necklace.

For all three, well, tea will bring them together - no question. (And ghosts, of course.)

I hope this mini-gift guide has intrigued you enough to want to pick up a copy of My Plain Jane for yourself. Since it's out today, you can actually already get your hands on it right away, and don't have to wait! If you want more information about the book and the authors, you can find that below (as well as a giveaway!).

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Series: Lady Janies #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: June 26, 2018

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).

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.

And now for the giveaway! You can win a signed copy of My Plain Jane.  This giveaway is US only, and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form. There is also a fun Instagram giveaway going on and you can find out more about it by looking for the hashtag #MyPlainJaneGiveaway on there!

Week 1
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

Week 2
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 


  1. This gift guide is PERFECT! I love this post so much!!!

    1. Agreed this gift guide is perfect! Thank you Alexa!

  2. I would love a retelling of the boyhood of Abraham Lincoln.

  3. Thank you so much for such a great gift guide! <3

  4. This is so perfect, Alexa! I definitely want that satchel, which is gorgeous!

  5. Ahh, this blog tour post is so awesome :D Thank you for sharing love. <3 I love love love the gift guide for these awesome characters :D So great. <3


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