Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (127)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm excited for An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker! The author previously wrote The Witch Hunter series, which I've been meaning to read for a while now. I was intrigued from the title alone, and the description makes me even more curious. It features two spies on opposite sides of a rebellion in Elizabethan England. And they end up co-starring in a Shakespeare play, falling in love, and possibly trying to kill each other. I'm definitely planning on reading this!


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.

Release: October 23, 2018

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