Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Gilt by Katherine Longshore.
Summary: "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."
Why I Can't Wait: You guys, I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with the Tudors. I remember learning about them in high school and being completely memorized with the story of Henry VIII and his six wives. Oh, and how I loved when Showtime finally turned it into a tv show! Henry Cavill, rawr!
After reading the summary for Gilt, I now want nothing more than to get my hands on this goodie. I mean, seriously! Look at the cover! Did you read the summary? I love that it's all told through the eyes of Catherine's best friend. And though we all know how the story will end, aren't you still curious to see what happens inbetween? I SURE AM!
Expected publication: May 15th 2012 by Viking Juvenile