MY CONTRARY MARY Launch with Cnythia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

Join Best of Books as we celebrate the launch of MY CONTRARY MARY with New York Times Bestselling authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows!

This event is free and will stream Live to BoB's Facebook!

SIGNED BOOKPLATES available for every copy purchased. Purchase them here:



About the book: Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she's a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It's a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail.⠀

Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. But after the king meets a suspicious end, things at the gilded court take a treacherous turn. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis are forced to navigate a viper's nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary's secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

About the authors: 

Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, the JANE series (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, THE HOW AND THE WHY, and the upcoming WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing (but don't call her Dr. Hand, because that sounds like a cartoon super villain.) She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, two kids, two cats, an overly-enthusiastic dog, and a mountain of books. Find her at or @CynthiaHand on Instagram and Twitter.

Brodi Ashton is the author of the EVERNEATH trilogy. and  DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY with Balzer and Bray and MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE with HarperTeen. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Utah and a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. Brodi writes a humorous weekly column for The Salt Lake Tribune. She lives in Utah with her family. Follow her on Twitter at @brodiashton.

Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN Duology, and the FALLEN ISLES Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of MY LADY JANE, MY PLAIN JANE, and MY CALAMITY JANE (HarperTeen). Visit her at

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
My Contrary Mary (The Lady Janies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062930040
Availability: Coming SOON! Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: HarperTeen - June 22nd, 2021