I haven't done a spotlight in over a month, so this Friday I thought we'd spotlight The Wicked and the Just by J Andersson Coats! This YA book comes out April 17th .
This author seems really interesting. So, a little bit about her:
J. Anderson Coats owns 194 books about the middle ages. This doesn't seem like very many unless you consider the fact that she’s never had a real job.
Jillian grew up in a houseful of books alongside two cats and an older brother. Her mother, a librarian, exposed her to the beauty and diversity of the written word. Her father, a scientist, taught her to question it. Both of them encouraged her to write, even when her stories were written in crayon and featured nothing but ponies.
You can check out her website by clicking here.
And a little bit about the book:
1293. North Wales. Ten years into English rule.
Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon and go home. Gwenhwyfar would give anything to see all the English leave.
Neither one is going to get her wish.
Behind the city walls, English burgesses govern with impunity. Outside the walls, the Welsh are confined by custom and bear the burden of taxation, and the burgesses plan to keep it that way.
Cecily can’t be bothered with boring things like the steep new tax or the military draft that requires Welshmen to serve in the king’s army overseas. She has her hands full trying to fit in with the town’s privileged elite, and they don’t want company.
Gwenhwyfar can’t avoid these things. She counts herself lucky to get through one more day, and service in Cecily’s house is just salt in the wound.
But the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem, and the suffering in the countryside is rapidly turning to discontent. The murmurs of revolt may be Gwenhwyfar’s only hope for survival – and the last thing Cecily ever hears.
Be sure to cheek out The Wicked and the Just when it hits stores on April 17th!