Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION by Kiersten White


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION by Kiersten White.  The Legend of King Arthur has always fascinated me, so as soon as I saw this was a reimagining of the Arthurian legend, I knew it would be a must-read for me.  Plus, there’s a changeling, which sold it all the more for me.  According to Goodreads, this is also the first book of White’s Camelot Rising trilogy, which is also pretty exciting news.



Publication Date:  November 5, 2019


From Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.

There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.

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.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. 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.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

26 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I haven’t come across many Camelot retellings prior to this one so I’m pretty excited to see what White does with her series.

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)
    Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    I just read The Dark Decent of Elizabeth Frankenstein this year and really like this author. In fact, I have at least 4 other by her I want to read and now it looks like I’m adding a fifth! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    I love Arthurian stuff too, and this sounds fabulous. Guinevere as a changeling? Yes please. And it sounds kinda mysterious too. Plus Kiersten White, who I’ve kinda wanted to try for a while. Definitely adding this!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I’ve wanted to try Kiersten White’s books for ages. I think I have 3 or 4 of them on my Kindle right now, lol.

  3. verushka
    verushka says:

    Oh wow, this sounds brilliant! I love this different take on the legend AND making G the centre of everything.

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