09 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (61)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where book bloggers discuss the books that they are most anxiously waiting for! (And this fabulous button was designed by my dear blogger friend Lindsay at The Violet Hour)

This week I'm waiting on...

Changeling by Philippa Gregory
© 29 May 2012 by Simon Pulse
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.

Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.

Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.
Philippa Gregory is one of my FAVORITE adult historical romance authors and I was ecstatic when I discovered that she would be publishing a YA series! She's a great historical fiction writer--her attention to detail has always held my fascination as a reader and historian.  If you enjoy historical fiction, I anticipate that this will be a must read!

Add it to your Goodreads shelf!

Also, I figured I would combine this post with W.W.W. Wednesdays...so here is some more info about my reading for this week! To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…Grab the logo...and post your link at Should Be Reading!


What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

 What do you think you’ll read next?

What are YOU waiting on this week?


Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

VERY interesting sounding book!  If it's not already on my TBR, I will have to add it.  I haven't read any of her work before but now I'm really curious. 


Maria @ Fantasy's Ink said...

I also really want to read this one! The author seems to be really popular and since I love YA, I want to see how it turns out. Nick pick! :)


Peacelovebooks5 said...

I've seen Changeling EVERYWHERE recently and I can see why! It looks awesome!!! Great pick :) 

Here's my WoW!

Carina said...

Lovely reading pile - SPELLCASTER, THE PECULIARS and WELCOME, CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE are on mine, too. :) Also hope you're enjoying UNTIL I DIE, which I finished yesterday and now I'm dying for book 3. :D

I've also heard really good things about Philippa Gregory's books but have yet to read one of them, which I'm planning though! :)

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Jennifer said...

Can't wait for Changeling either!  Another Philippa Gregory fan here!

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviewshttp://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-16-blood-seduction.html

Crystal said...

This book sounds really great! I haven't heard of it until now and I'm definitely adding it to my list! Great choice this week :) Check out my WOW:

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Tribute Books said...

Like this author a lot, nice choice.


Jessi said...

She's pretty fabulous! I'm excited she's writing for a younger audience--YA could use more quality historical fiction!!

Jessi said...

If you like historical fiction, she's definitely an author not to miss. :)

Jessi said...

Woohoo!! I love her books.  The first one that I read was The Constant Princess and I was hooked after that. :)

Jessi said...

Philippa Gregory is a must-read if you enjoy historical fiction. :) Her Tudor era stuff is my favorite. I'm about 50p into UNTIL I DIE and I can't wait to find time to pick it up again! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :)

Jessi said...

It's definitely one to be on the look-out for! I actually didn't realize that it was coming out so soon! Somehow I missed that. :)

Jessi said...

Her Tudor-era adult historical fiction is some of my favorite. She's definitely a not-to-miss historical fiction author. :)

Jessi said...

I think it will be a not-to-miss YA historical fiction for sure. She's a fabulous writer. :)

Aparajita3009 said...

Changeling is featured a lot in many of the WoW posts....great pick....

do check my WoW post here

Darlene said...

Oh gracious! This is on my TBR list and I cannot wait to read it. I have read Philippa Gregory’s adult novels and they were really good so to have her take on YA, that’s something to get excited about! Thanks for sharing your WoW!

Darlene @ Leather Bound and

Giselleco said...

I hadn't even heard of Philippa Gregory before I started seeing this book pop up!  And you just read Smoke and Bone!! I loved that book! I'm reading Insurgent now and it's pretty awesome!!

Jessi said...

When I saw Philippa Gregory was writing a YA novel, I was ecstatic! Her adult Tudor-era stuff is some of my favorite historical fiction.

I can't believe it took me so long to get Daughter of Smoke and Bone! It was SO GOOD and I've had it on my shelf for a long time!  Insurgent was impossible to put down.  It was exactly the sequel I was hoping for and I can't wait for book 3! :)

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