Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wild Queen

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Wild Queen: The Days and Nights of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolyn Meyer
Pub. Date: June 19, 2012




Goodreads says, "Mary is only six days old when she is crowned after the death of her father, five years old when she is sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband. Surrounded by friends and beloved by the royal family, Mary absorbs the culture, becoming more French than Scot. But when her frail young husband dies, Mary, now eighteen, is stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone.  Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, as well as to claim the throne of England to which she believes she is entitled, Mary returns to Scotland. The fiery young queen must sometimes go to brutal lengths to establish her sovereignty. And she is just as willful when it comes to her love life. Hoping that a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, Mary marries again, but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts to bargain with her formidable "sister queen," Elizabeth I of England, could cost her her very life.


*I've been meaning to read more of Carolyn Meyer, especially her Young Royals series since I am a fan of historical fiction. This one caught my eye, because Mary Queen of Scots is such a captivating person in history.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!



13 comments:

  1. This one is new to me. I really should beef up my historical fiction!

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  2. oh wow, this looks excellent! i really like this author, and that cover is amazing!

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  3. I love historical fiction! This one sounds really interesting too, thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Come check out my Waiting on Wednesday

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  4. This one looks good! I'll definitely add it to my list!

    I read Meyer's Young Royals book on Marie Antoinette, and it was a pretty good read!

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  5. I'm really looking forward to read this book. And I totally agree that Mary Queen of Scots is very interesting. ;) We have learned and read so much about her sister, now it's her turn. :) Great pick.

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  6. Must read this one,great choice.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

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  7. I read the Young Royal series while in high school. They were good, but I haven't picked up the newer ones. Maybe I'll have to go read them now...

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  8. Oooh! I've been wanting to read a book about Mary Queen of Scots - she just fascinates me! Great choice :)

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  9. I haven't read anything by Carol yet but this sounds interesting!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  10. Oh, this one looks interesting! I'll definitely be giving this a try!

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  11. I love Carolyn Meyer's historical fiction. I need to make sure this is on my TBR list. Fantastic pick!

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  12. Hmm, I've not heard of this one before! I do love the cover, and it sounds interesting! Great pick!

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