Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Changeling by Philippa Gregory



Title: Changeling by Philippa Gregory 
Published by: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 28th, 2012


Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.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.      The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval map of Europe that will track their journey; and the interior will include relevant decorative elements as well as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code that links to a note from the author with additional, detailed information about the setting and the history that informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life.

Why I want to read it:  I have read some of Philippa Gregory's books and love them, I can't wait to start this new YA series. I also love historical books and the premise of Changeling sounds truly amazing.

What's in your WOW this week?


9 comments:

  1. I like Historical Fiction but there's something about the genre that keeps me liking the whole thing. Meanwhile I find this book good by reading the synopsis. Great pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  2. I have to agree with Jay. Historical Fiction never seems to get boring, really. There's so much in history you could focus on! Great pick!

    My WOW

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  3. I really, really want to read this one as well. Next month!!!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  4. Never read any of her adult books, but I'm really curious about it. Great pick!
    Em

    My WOW

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  5. This is new to me... not my usual genre. But it sounds very interesting. I may have to check it out! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My WoW

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  6. I want this book as well!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    WoW - http://paulettespapers.com/?p=1983

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  7. Oooh! Philippa Gregory is a fantastic author! I actually have read some of her adult literature and found her to be just amazing. I’m so glad to hear she’s writing YA. I can’t wait to see how this series goes!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  8. I haven't read any of Philippa Gregory's other books, but I plan on reading a couple before the release of this one, as I've heard she's an amazing author!

    My WoW

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  9. I have not read any of Philippa's other books, but this one sounds really good. I am really liking historical fiction right now, so it sounds really good! Great Pick!

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