I say heck yes to Gilt – a Tudor-era historical fiction with love, betrayal and intrigue!
Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Title & Author: Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Genre: YA- Historical Fiction
Publication Date: May 15, 2012
Description: “In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.
When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.
But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.”
Why I’m Stoked: I’ve really been into historical fiction books lately, and this one sounds amazing. There’s something really intriguing and terrible about the Tudor period, and this book seems to take a realistic-ish approach to this time. The only thing is…how is this cover related, like, at all?
What books are you waiting on in 2012? Any historical fiction books like Gilt?