Our WoW pick is one that we think will be one of the most talked-about books of 2017: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston.
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Expected publication: February 14th 2017 by HarperCollins Canada
On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.
Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.
Why I'm waiting:
Second, I'm a sucker for any historical fiction, so this was obviously a must-read for me. Throw in the fact that it also comes highly, highly recommended from my friend Kris over at MyFriendsAreFiction, this is one of my must-haves and must-reads for 2017.
What do you guys think? Is this on your must-read list?
About the author:
Lesley Livingston is an award-winning author of teen fiction, best known for her Wondrous Strange trilogy. Captivated at a young age by stories of the distant past and legendary heroes and warriors, Lesley developed into a full-fledged history buff and mythology geek. Her fascination with ancient Celtic and Classical civilizations—spurred on by recently discovered archaeological evidence supporting the existence of female gladiators—inspired Fallon’s story in The Valiant.
Lesley holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Toronto and was a principal performer in a Shakespearean theatre company, specializing in performances for teen audiences, for more than a decade. Visit her at www.lesleylivingston.com.