Waiting on Wednesday (60) – The Wicked and The Just by J. Anderson

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

1293. North Wales. Ten years into English rule.

Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon. 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. It’s all she can do to get through one more day.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.

The Wicked and the Just will be released on April 17th, 2012 by HMH Books.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    November 9, 2011

    That is a really interesting cover. Hope you enjoy the book.
    My WoW!

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    Grace Fonseca

    November 9, 2011

    Ooh…someone with something new and different. This book sounds so very good. Come visit me as well.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    November 9, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one. Cover is pretty intriguing!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    November 9, 2011

    I love that cover, and the blurb pulled me right in. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    November 9, 2011

    Fascinating and cool cover.

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    November 9, 2011

    YA historical fiction set in the middle ages! I'm really excited for this one as well! Hope it does the time period justice. ;) Great pick.

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    Lauren M

    November 9, 2011

    What a dramatic title! I love it! Haha. Great pick! :)

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    November 9, 2011

    I hadn't heard about this one before, it sounds good! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WoW!

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    Truly Bookish

    November 9, 2011

    I've seen this around and it looks like interesting historical fiction. Great pick!
    Truly Bookish

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    Rida (Raindrop Reflections)

    November 9, 2011

    Ooh, a historical novel! I love historical. You always spotlight books I hadn't heard of (but will love), so thanks for this one :)

    You can find my WoW here.

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    November 9, 2011

    this definitely looks like something i would love. thanks for sharing!

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    November 9, 2011

    Oh this sounds neat and original! I've never heard of it before.

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    Mimi Valentine

    November 9, 2011

    Oohh, this book sounds so cool!! I've been looking for a good historical fiction book to read since I want to add diversity to my shelves, and I love that this one is set ten years into the English rule — we're supposed to learn that in history this year! :) That's just coolness!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Hafsah!

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    Molly Gibson-Mee

    November 9, 2011

    Ooh! This sounds great! Hadn't heard of it before now so thanks for mentioning it!

    Mine's here

    Great post!

    Reading is my cup of tea

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    November 9, 2011

    I'm a new follower of yours. :) This book really sounds like my type of book, I love moody time period stories.

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    November 9, 2011

    Oh this sounds awesome! And I love the cover!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    November 9, 2011

    This one sounds fantabulous! I love that it's so unusual — a topic we don't read much about. Definitely adding it to my list.

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    November 9, 2011

    You always come up with the most original choices. I'm going to have to add this one to my TBR. It sounds very intriguing historical. Looking forward to it!

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    Sarah @ Y.A. Love

    November 10, 2011

    I like the cover and the summary leaves me curious :) Great pick, Hafsah!

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    November 10, 2011

    Ooh this sounds so good! I love discovering new YA historial. I don't read nearly as much as I want to and I also love the title for this! Can't wait!

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    Lindsay Cummings author

    November 10, 2011

    dang! this sounds AWESOME!!

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    November 10, 2011

    Sounds pretty good :) I am in love with the title!

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    November 10, 2011

    Ummmmm heck yes! I found this a couple days, and I swooned at that synopsis. Fabulous choice, Hafsah :)

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    We Fancy Books

    November 10, 2011

    I have not heard of this book until now! Thanks for the feature ;) totally waiting for this book!

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    Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    November 10, 2011

    AWESOME PICK! =D never seen this book before hohoho! I love this of WOW! so much discovery! =)

    Dazzling Reads

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    A. Knight

    November 10, 2011

    I've never heard of this, but I loved that its set in really really old England.

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)