First off, as always, thank you for the great comments on my Top Ten Tuesday post, I hope all of you get to read the books that you are excited for in the latter half of this year. Secondly, an update on where I am with my reading at the moment, I am just over 50% of the way through Between Shades of Grey so a review for that should be coming within the next couple of weeks, I am happy to say that I am enjoying it so far. Of course, last but not least, I am back with another Wishlist Wednesday for everyone! I figured that since yesterday’s top ten was all about new releases that we are anticipating, I would focus on an upcoming release not featured in my post yesterday that I am excited for. The book I’m focusing on today is Dawn Ius’s new novel, Anne & Henry.
In this wonderfully creative retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school.
Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved.
Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.
Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.
Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both?
Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.
Okay, so you guys probably don’t know this about me, but I love the Tudors! Part of my A-Level History course has been the Tudors and it’s been so great, it was my favourite part of the course. Anyway, I just find that part of history so interesting, and the royal family in particular are fascinating. So of course, when I saw this modern retelling of Henry VIII’s and Anne Boleyn’s romance, I was hooked instantly. I don’t usually read books based around high school drama (I tend to watch that rather than read it, but I’m perfectly open to high school drama based books, I just don’t tend to read them that much) but this sounds different to the usual high school based books. It does sound like this will be quite romance based which I don’t usually go for, but the Tudor aspect was enough to get me hooked! This book releases in September, so I am excitedly waiting for it’s release to see if it’s as good as I’m hoping it will be.
I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you next week, but tomorrow I have a Thursday Quotables post for you, so make sure to check that out.