Waiting on Wednesday (2): Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

Expected publication: June 18th 2013 by Viking JuvenileTarnish
Genre: Young adult historical fiction
416 pages


Anne Boleyn is the odd girl out. Newly arrived to the court of King Henry VIII, everything about her seems wrong, from her clothes to her manners to her witty but sharp tongue. So when the dashing poet Thomas Wyatt offers to coach her on how to shine at court–and to convince the whole court they’re lovers–she accepts. Before long, Anne’s popularity has soared, and even the charismatic and irresistible king takes notice. More than popularity, Anne wants a voice–but she also wants love. What began as a game becomes high stakes as Anne finds herself forced to make an impossible choice between her heart’s desire and the chance to make history.

I’m excited for this book because I really enjoyed Gilt and while this doesn’t appear to necessarily be part of a series, it still has the potential to be just as good if not better. I really enjoy historical fiction and while this book appears to be perhaps a little more along the lines of chick lit, Gilt surprised me in how much I liked it so I don’t take too much stock in just the synopsis.

What are you waiting for?

What do you think?

  • I haven’t yet read Gilt but it’s definitely on my to be read list since these books sound just like the type of historical fiction that I love!

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  • Great pick and I hope you enjoy it! Happy Reading! Check out my WoW for this week!!

  • Krystianna says:

    This sounds really good! I remember wanting to read Gilt last year but I never got around to buying it. Thanks for sharing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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