Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Gilt by Katherine Longshore which is due to be released on May 15th.

 In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free--
and love comes at the highest price of all.

When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head

I have read quite a few novels about the Tudor court but never one that is designated as YA.  I think this might be a good edition to my classroom library and I can think of a couple of girly girls who will probably love this series and it may be a good jumping off point to get them involved in reading more historical fiction. 


Kristin said...

I have heard some mixed reviews about this book but, I agree that it might attract new young readers to the historical fiction genre. Great Choice!

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