This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Emerald by Karen Wallace (release date July 7, 2011)
Emerald St. John is in trouble. She has been condemned to marry a man she hates. Her enemies are conspiring to have her pet bear Molly torn apart in the baiting pits, and the man she loves is far away on the high seas. And she has stumbled into a web of spies with a plot to poison Queen Elizabeth I.
To save herself and the kingdom, she must beat the spies at their own game - which means transforming herself from a country girl into a court lady. Can she do it in time?
Set against a detailed and vivid recreation of a great Elizabethan manor house, Emerald will bring to life a world where the most sophisticated rules of etiquette went hand in with brutality and superstition.There is NOT enough YA historical fiction on the market today. There are what, four or five new YA historical fiction releases a year? Anyways, I really love historical fiction, so I'm looking forward to reading Emerald!
What are you waiting on this week?