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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WoW: Tarnish by Katherine Longshore



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I'm really looking forward to:



Tarnish (Royal Circle #2)
by Katherine Longshore
to be published by Viking Juvenile
on June 18, 2013


Summary from Goodreads: 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.

So ... interesting. Gilt was about Catherine Howard, the queen consort of Henry VIII. So it looks like this series is going backwards in time to look at scheming, ill-fated Anne Boleyn. I think if you're British, you learn a little mnemonic to keep the fate of the women straight:

annulled, beheaded, died, annulled, beheaded, survived 

I think that Anne was the first beheaded and Catherine Howard the second, but correct me if I'm wrong on my historical timeline!  

In any case, I need this book! I loved Gilt, I've read The Other Boleyn Girl, I've watched the Tudors. I must read Tarnish. 

Let me know what you're dying to read in comments. Leave me a link!

37 comments:

  1. Yep-those were the two women beheaded (love that they were from the same family!) I'm really excited about this one as Anne has always been my favorite wife-she gave birth to Elizabeth and she's such a schemer.

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    1. LOL that both the books were about the poor beheadeds! I agree that Anne is a very interesting character!

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  2. I still haven't read Gilt but it's been sitting on my TBR for a while! I love historicals and Tudor England is among my favorite time periods. And you're right, Catherine came after Anne ;) I really need to start with this series or I'll get even further backlogged... thanks for reminding me of it!

    My WoW

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    1. Yes! You have time to read Gilt before June :)

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  3. I liked Gilt, but I didn't love it. Still, I'm curious to read Anne's story. I love that time period...it makes for great retellings. :) Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy Wednesday! :D

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    1. I though it was a great blend of historical authenticity and readability. Can't wait for this one!

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  4. I really enjoyed Gilt as well...probably one of my favorite YA historical reads from last year. I had no idea that Longshore had another book coming out. Great pick!

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  5. I seriously need to read Gilt soon! And this one is about my favorite person from The Tudors <3

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. OMG -- you do!! I see that you have a Tudor historical on your WoW!

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  6. I haven't read Gilt, but I don't really know if these would be books for me. I have enjoyed quite a few historical novels lately, but I don't tend to pick them up. I love the cover though. Great pick!

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    1. The model on the cover reminds me of someone, and I can't figure out who....

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  7. Anne and Catherine were first cousins both put in front of/offered to the King by their uncle the Duke of Norfolk. Anne is more infamous for the power and influence she held over Henry because of her he took on the Catholic church and brought about religious reform to England. Leading Henry to form the Church of England and making him and absolute soverign that answered to none save himself, since the time of the Magna Carta. However it would be the same power he would turn around use against both Anne and Catherine. I can't wait for this next installment also! :)

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    1. Thanks for the run-down. Somehow I had forgotten that Anne and Catherine were related. Thanks and let's hope we get to read it soon!

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  8. Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
    At least I think that's how it goes!
    I'm not the biggest fan of historical fiction, but thisdoes sound good :)
    I really want the elite by keira cass :)

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    1. Ha -- I went to a typical American high school, where we don't learn that stuff. Which is a shame.

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  9. I didn't like Gilt! I wanted to love it, but it just didn't work for me.

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  10. I don't really do much historical, but this looks good (also the necklace on the cover... I MUST HAVE IT!)

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    1. HIstoricals have the best clothes and jewelry!

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  11. The premise looks promising! I hope it's great too, wonderful pick

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  12. I bet I'd love these! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine! http://christyscozycorners.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-siege-and-storm.html

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  13. Oohh, that cover is gorgeous. Inhavent heard of this series before, I must investigate. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hi Jen, just stopping by to check out your WOW post. Tarnish is an excellent choice. I love historical fiction, and the Boleyns have fascinated me since I saw the movie, The Other Boleyn Girl. Here's my WOW post and an interview that I did with the author (Elizabeth Reyes)of my WOW choice (Hector). I hope that you'll check both out and tell me what you think.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
    http://www.abookishescape.com

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  15. This looks great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    <3 Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  16. Oh, I hadn't heard that K. Longshore had a new one coming out! I liked Gilt too. I have to admit I am liking the historical fiction YA that is coming out these days:)

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    1. I didn't know either until I saw it on Edelweiss. (See comment below)

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  17. I have not read Gilt! And I am so bummed your WOW streak was broken. :( Hopefully you'll still get to read this soon in another capacity.

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    1. I know -- to get dinged for Tarnish on the very day that it's my WoW -- that stung!!

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  18. Bloodthirsty times. I'm totally fascinated by Tudor England.

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  19. Ooh, this book sounds interesting!! Nice pick :) Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  20. I haven't read The Other Boleyn Girl, but I did watch the movie. A while ago I read this nonfiction book (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10104.The_Six_Wives_of_Henry_VIII) about the Wives of Henry VIII. I really liked the way the author approached the topic--the style she used. It isn't YA--but I would definitely recommend it if you find yourself with questions about this time in history. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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