In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.

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Cat’s cruel personality and thoughtless actions made it extremely katherjne to feel any sympathy for her, even thought she had been pushed into an unfair situation by her family and never should have been expected to marry a man so much older than her, who had her cousin Anne Boleyn, one of his previous wives, executed.

She’s stuck with an old, overweight, smelly husband.

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The rather one-sided friendship between Kitty and Cat is quite similar to the popular girls in high school today, who often use the less popular girls who are desperate to be friends with them. I’m a huge historical fiction fan; however, I have had a difficult time finding good YA historical fiction that I truly enjoy.

I really don’t think any character has gotten under my skin so much as Cat. Kitty made my heart hurt. Crazy for Young A I learned so much from this book that I never knew before. Cat then chooses Kitty, Alice and Joan to accompany her at court to wait on her. When it comes to Cat, when it comes to William, when it comes to Edmund, when it comes to everything else. Eighth Grade Bites 1. I found that this novel worked better at the beginning and the end.


But once she has caught the eye of Henry VIII and become the Queen of England, her recklessness puts the lives of those around her at risk. Open Preview See a Problem?

In fact, this story is full of complex moral choices, and best of all, History. She also witnesses many horrific things in and out of court and as such must make some hard choices, some I didn’t agree with but I can understand the merit and motivation behind them.

Grab one here and link to YABC! A Sky for Us Alone. It might not be so slow to someone who loves historical fiction, I however like more action, adventure and romance. May 30, Elisa Ludwig rated it it was amazing. It’s not too far you can take the tube and it’s an incredible experience. Anche se, all’orizzonte, si profila il regno di Elisabetta I. Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: Each played a special part in this book that allowed Longshore to manipulate the plot and make it more exciting.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I knew what was going to happen–but Longshore managed to execute the weird katyerine act of Catherine Howard’s final days.

I loved the descriptions of the court of Henry the VIII; the relationships, the inequalities, and the riches. Instead, I will let Kitty send that message in my favorite quote. Longshode YA novel is narrated in a very modern voice by Katherine “Kitty” Tylney, best friend of Katherine Howard at least so far as the self-centered and selfish Katherine Howard can be said to have a best lohgshore.


The book is full of modern language even though the setting is far from modern. Of course, there were also the freedoms that they had. Topics Children’s books Book corner.

A note on the title of this – I cmopletely love it; it’s absolutely perfect for the novel of intrigue and backbiting it announces. Please try again later.

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But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason.

I wanted to see Kitty defend herself—wondered when she would stand up for herself, but it almost never happens.