Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Serpent and the Pearl

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on.


This week I am waiting for: 


The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn


Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web . . .

Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for pope—and passionately in love with her.

Two trusted companions will follow her into the world of the Borgias: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the bodies begin to mount, Giulia and her friends must decide if they will flee the Borgia dream of power—or if they can even survive it.


I loved Kate's series in ancient Rome and can't wait to get my hands on this one.

What are you waiting for??


  1. I don't read too much historical fiction, but this one sounds pretty good. Nice choice!

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  2. Oh, this sounds absolutely FABULOUS!! I don't usually read much historical fiction, but this period in history is so was the time of Michelangelo, Raphael, DaVinci. What a GREAT choice!! I'm putting it on my TRB shelf at Goodreads right away!! :)

  3. gorgeous cover! i have one of her other books but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

  4. AHHH, I'm dying for this book to come out!