Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked and the Just

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Publication Date: Apr. 17, 2012
Cecily longs to return to her beloved Edgeley Hall, where her father was lord of the manor. But now he has completely ruined her life. He is moving them to Caernarvon, in occupied Wales, where he can get a place for almost nothing, since the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will get to be the lady of the house at last—if all goes well.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English came and destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now Gwenhwyfar must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl who has taken what should have been hers.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And meanwhile the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem. Outside the city walls of Caernarvon, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

Historical Fiction, how I love thee. 
I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I love to go back in time--especially during times of unrest--and this one sounds like just the book to take me there.

What are you waiting on?


  1. This sounds pretty interesting, and I can't resist a good historical drama every once in awhile! Good pick!

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  2. oohh love me some good historical fiction :) It's been awhile since I have read any though.. think I will be keeping an eye out for this one! the cover throws me off a bit though :s... something about the the head/face is odd..

  3. Megan: Thanks! Hope you get to read it. :)

    Michelle: I agree! I thought it was her hair being blown in a funky way at first, and then I realized it's her hat. Lol.

  4. Oh wow, this looks awesome. I'm a huge history buff and I love medieval times in particular. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. I'm not a big historical fiction reader, but I just finished Gilt and loved it! This one sounds very interesting.

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  6. I have to admit it's been a loong time since I last read historical fiction but I used to LOVE it when I was younger so this book might be the one to bring my love back

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  7. Andie: Perfect! Sounds like it will be a great read for you then.

    Wendy: Ah, I SO want to read Gilt. I've heard it's good. Hope you give this one a try!

    Melannie: I hope so! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you end up reading it. :)

  8. Gwenhwyfar?! What a weird spelling for Guinevere. Welsh is an interesting language.

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  9. Sounds really interesting :)

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  10. Hahaha, I think so too. Although I think Gwenhywfar (or something close to it) is the original spelling. Not sure, but I remember hearing that somewhere. Lol. I love all the crazy spellings you can find in different languages.

  11. The cover intrigued me from the get-go. The typography's done pretty nicely, too. Will surely check this out. Thanks for sharing, Penelope! ;)

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  12. Mauie: YES, the typography is gorgeous! It definitely catches the eye. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I haven't heard of this book before. It sounds interesting. Love the cover!! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

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  14. I believe this book is part of Class of 2k12 if I'm not mistaken. I'm looking forward for this book definitely~ might add this one on my debut author challenge ;)

    Awesome pick!

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  15. I don't read much historical fiction to be honest but it actually sounds pretty interesting! :) Thank you for sharing it!

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  16. Aagh I can't wait to read this one either! Sounds and looks awesome!

  17. I'm very picky when it comes to reading historical fiction, but this sounds absolutely amazing! I hadn't even heard of it before! Thanks for sharing a great choice. :)

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  18. I really like historicals, too. Specially with a touch of romance. LOL


  19. I'm experiencing cover love on this one! lol

    This sounds like a great story - although the names are tongue twisters and might be a little distracting (to me anyway.) ;)

    Thanks for the review!

  20. I love Historical fiction, great choice.


  21. Hmm... sounds interesting!! Great pic. New follower; feel free to stop by my page! My WoW

  22. this book sounds awesome and being from england originally i love where its set!


  23. I have never heard of this book, but I swear I've seen the cover somewhere before! Thanks for sharing this. It seems like an awesome read :]

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  24. It is amazing -- a piece of history we don't learn about in schools. Really compelling.


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