Our Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week is Katherine Longshore's Tarnish (The Royal Circle, #2). We were big fans of Longshore's take on Catherine Howard in Gilt, and we can't wait to see how she interprets Anne Boelyn.
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Viking Juvenile (first published May 9th 2013)
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.
After seeing film adaptations like The Other Boelyn Girl which portrayed Anne as conniving and calculating, we're interested in seeing the other perspective of Anne being portrayed more as an odd bird. Tarnish will be out on June 14th from Viking Juvenile.
Until then, why not check out Katherine's website or twitter account? She also blogs at the YA Muses, along with fellow writers like Donna Cooper and Talia Vance.