2012-01-18

Waiting on Wednesday {23}


Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!

This week my WoW pick is...

Gilt by Katherine Longshore
To be released ~ May 15, 2012 from Viking Juvenile (Penguin Group)


Goodreads Synopsis:
In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.

I used to read a lot of historical fiction when I was younger, and I'm so excited to see a new one coming out as a YA book! And this one sounds deliciously scandalous and intriguing, doesn't it? And the cover is so gorgeous! This is probably one of the books I'm most excited for in May, and even for the year!

Will you be picking up Gilt when it comes out? Are you a fan of historical fiction? And what are you waiting on today?

11 comments:

Carina said...

This sounds really awesome and I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of this. Definitely need to read more historical YA novels. :)

Carina
Fictional Distraction

Kathy said...

The cover is stunning! I am lucky to have read it already and it is indeed delicious, and full of royal court scandal and intrigue. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it!
Amazing choice.

Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

The cover is pretty!! and the story line sounds awesome

http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-27.html

Katherine Longshore said...

Thank you for your enthusiasm, Brenna! I'm thrilled that you're so excited about GILT -- I do hope you enjoy it when you read it.

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

I've seen this around a few times and the more I see it, the more excited I'm getting for it! I love historical fiction and the cover is just absolutely gorgeous!! Great pick.. I will definitely be adding this to my goodreads shelf!

My WoW

Anna said...

omggg yes this one looks SO GOOD! I love books about the Tudors so I'm super excited for this one!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Boriquaz said...

I love this time period. Great pick! Here's my WOW


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Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

This is on my TBR and I definitely love the cover!

Here's my WoW this week. Happy Reading!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

I am giddy over this font!!

stop by my IMM?! I have a few picks!

http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-is-fun-meme.html

Ashley said...

I haven't heard of this one until now, but that cover alone would convince me to read it. I'm a total cover snob. Thanks for sharing!

Sophia Rose said...

This is cool! I love Historical Fiction and its pretty unique in YA.

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