Waiting on Wednesday (5)


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:
"The Fool's Girl"
by Celia Rees

Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Release Date: July 20, 2010

The following description is from Goodreads.com:

A lush, epic historical novel by bestseller Celia Rees, with an added Shakespearean twist. Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission. Her journey has been long and her adventures many, but it is not until she meets the playwright William Shakespeare that she gets to tell the entire story from beginning to end. Violetta and her comic companion, Feste, have come in search of an ancient holy relic that the evil Malvolio has stolen from their kingdom. But where will their remarkable quest—and their most unusual story—lead? In classic Celia Rees style, it is an engrossing journey, full of political intrigue, danger, and romance. This wholly original story is spun from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and includes both folly and suspense that would make the Bard proud.


This historical novel from a great author sounds awesome to me! Shakespeare with a twist is always intriguing! I love the cover as well.

What are you waiting on this week??

10 comments:

Jill said...

Epic, historical novel...sounds great. Happy New Year!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous cover and choice. Happy New Year :)

Bookalicious said...

Yessss, great pick! I love Celia Rees and I'm excited about this one too, but I think I'll wait for the paperback!

Justine said...

Whoa, this sounds so cool. I've never been into historical novels but this one actually sounds interesting to me. Probably because of Shakespeare? I think so ;)

Lauren said...

Wow, I hadn't heard of this but it sounds fascinating. I've enjoyed some of her other books so I'll definitely keep an eye for this one. Great pick!

Joy said...

Great cover! Hope you have a Happy New Years!

Lee Smith said...

That sounds like a great story - and I LOVE the cover!

PolishOutlander said...

A most excellent pick! I love her books.

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, i'm putting this on my list too. i liked celia's pirates book and i love shakespeare. good mix.
btw: you've been awarded
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/12/super-comments-award.html

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Love the cover!

I have an award for you here:
http://someofmyfavoritebooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-awards-for-2009.html

~ Lori

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