Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (50)

The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer

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.

Release date: June 29, 2012 (Harcourt Children's Books)

I love historical fiction and Carolyn Meyer is one of the best. Her Young Royals series is fantastic and I can't wait to find out more about Mary, Queen of Scots in this book!

What are you waiting on?

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  1. Oooh pretty cover! I really want to read more Carolyn Meyer. Her writing flows so well it's like getting historical facts through osmosis.

  2. LOVE the cover! Also love Meyer's historical fiction - will keep my eyes out next summer for this one :o)

  3. I'll have to keep an eye out for Meyer's books. I think I would enjoy that series.

  4. This looks fantastic! Love historical fiction and reading about the young kings and queens. So fascinating. I've never read Carolyn Meyer, but I'll definitely have to try this out!

  5. The girl in the cover reminds me of Fergie's daughters.


    I think this could be a very interesting book, Mary was a very controversial Monarch - who never actually wanted to rule Scotland! - so this has the makings of being a good book.

    Great pick

  6. Great choice! I love Carolyn Meyer's books.

  7. I love Historical fiction and this sounds super good! Thanks for posting it!

  8. Beautiful cover and it sounds awesome! :)

  9. Ooh, this one sounds so good, and since I've been loving Historical YA lately, I think I'll be giving this one a try for sure.


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