The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom's influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to the people around her--Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde; Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen's knight; and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere--the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn't belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real
Guinevere's younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving--Camelot, or herself?
November 10, 2020
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken, Now I Rise, the Paranormalcy trilogy, the dark thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies, The Chaos of Stars, Illusions of Fate, and In the Shadows with Jim Di Bartolo. Her books have won several awards, including the Utah Book Award, the Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, and the Whitney Award, and have been named an ALA-YALSA Teen Top Ten Best Book, a Florida Teens Read Selection, and a Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection, among other accolades. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times.
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Praise for THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL:
“The Camelot Betrayal
is a phenomenal
read…This story continues to have this powerful subtlety
to it that is addicting
, with the added bonus of romance
.”--The Nerd Daily
“If you’re familiar with the Arthurian legends, you’ll be delighted
in the ways White has taken hold
of the classic characters and twisted them into her own versions
“Another dazzling fantasy
tale by White, filled with exhilarating adventures, intrigue, and strong female characters
; a powerful addition to any teen literary collection."--School Library Journal
“[A] refreshingly feminist
new spin on the world of Arthurian legend"--Culturess
Praise for THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION:
A YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults
and even thoughtful
entry into a mythos that has obsessed
us for generations." —NPR
“Spellbinding,… Unique and refreshing
take on Camelot . . . this should be another hit
“Readers will be dying to fill in the gaps of Guinevere’s memory and to continue the atmospheric adventure
in this Arthurian retelling.” —Bulletin