Sep 19, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further--kill the queen herself.

Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play--it's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.

The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

I'm curious about this one and yet hesitant. The whole Shakespeare theme has me worried but it's the mystery and the conspiracy like plot going on that has me intrigued!

TITLE: An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
AUTHOR: Virginia Boecker

PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Historical Fiction/Mystery
RELEASE DATE: October 23, 2018


  1. Yeah this could go either way, but it sounds kind of promising? Great pick.

  2. I actually love Shakespeare, so I'd be particularly curious to see if this one plays well! Hope it works great for you, Jessica :)

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

  3. I had my eye on this one. Shakespeare was the highlight of my HS required reading.

  4. Hmm. I might enjoy this. The cover art sure catches my eye.

  5. I haven't been reading much YA recently, but I like the sound of this. I've been seeing it around, but I haven't read any reviews yet. I hope you enjoy reading it, Jessica.

    My WoW

  6. This would be more of a borrow from the library for me I think *nods*

  7. This is a new one to me, but I love the cover! I hope you enjoy it!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. This looks interesting! Haven’t heard of it before now. Hope you enjoy when it comes out!

  9. I am super intrigued by this one, I hope its good. Great pick!


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