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Hawley Public Library Y WHI (Text) 33500013163191 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y WHI (Text) 33500013163209 New Checked out 08/03/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525581673
  • ISBN: 0525581677
  • ISBN: 9780525581680
  • ISBN: 0525581685
  • ISBN: 9780593123836
  • ISBN: 0593123832
  • Physical Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Sent by a banished Merlin to protect King Arthur, a sixteen-year-old impersonating the deceased Guinevere struggles to fit in at Camelot where the magic she practices is banished.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution-- send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife... and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name-- and her true identity-- is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. Arthur's knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free. But when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    The woman known as Guinevere rides from the convent to join her soon-to-be husband Arthur in Camelot, but she is not what she seems. Merlin has charged her with protecting the new king at all costs, but there are other players in the mix who have a different target in mind. White plays with the Round Table legend, giving Guinevere a different origin, Lancelot a gender switch, and Mordred a much more sympathetic role in the intrigue at court. This series-opener focuses on Guinevere's early days as she tries to settle into unfamiliar territory while learning the tasks of a queen. The writing is engaging, and this is undeniably a fresh take on Camelot. The author mixes action and introspection and takes care with character motivations and backstories. Arthurian legends are seeing a bit of a revival these days, so nudge interested readers toward Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy's Once & Future (2019) and Thomas Wheeler's Cursed (2019).HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: White regularly turns out best-sellers. Couple that with a robust marketing campaign and King Arthur's current popularity, and this should be another hit. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, the Slayer series, the And I Darken trilogy, and many more novels. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further-away times.
@kierstenwhite on Twitter
@authorkierstenwhite on Instagram

Subject: Arthur, King > Juvenile fiction.
Characters and characteristics in literature > Juvenile fiction.
Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) > Juvenile fiction.
Camelot (Legendary place) > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Impersonation > Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Juvenile fiction.
Arthur, King > Fiction.
Camelot (Legendary place) > Fiction.
Characters in literature > Fiction.
Guenevere, Queen (Legendary character) > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Impersonation > Fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Medieval.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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