Waiting on Wednesday (92) — MAID OF SECRETS by Jennifer McGowan

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

Maid of Secrets 

Seventeen-year-old Meg Fellowes is a wry, resourceful thief forced to join an elite group of female spies in Queen Elizabeth’s Court. There she must solve a murder, save the Crown, and resist the one thing that will become her greatest freedom–and her deadliest peril.

For Meg and her fellow spies are not alone in their pursuit of the murderer who stalks Windsor Castle.

A young, mysterious Spanish courtier, Count Rafe de Martine, appears at every turn in the dark and scandal-filled corridors of the Queen’s summer palace. And though secrets and danger are Meg’s stock-in-trade, she’s never bargained on falling in love…

MAID OF SECRETS will be released April 2013 from Simon and Schuster BFYR.

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.

June 28, 2012



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    Krazzyme(Young Readers)

    June 27, 2012

    This looks interesting.. Though it does remind me a little of Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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    June 27, 2012

    Haven't heard of this book but I really love the cover and it sounds so interesting.

    My WOW

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    Kai @ Amaterasureads

    June 27, 2012

    I haven't heard of this book as well, but I'm definitely intrigued since I haven't read a lot of YA historical fic, and this one sounds really interesting. Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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    Claire Frith

    June 27, 2012

    I love YA Historical fiction and this has now been added to my TBR pile :D So glad you shared this one!

    Claire Reads WoW

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    Vanya D.

    June 27, 2012

    Oh wow! this sounds like a really nice read! I love historical fiction and assassins!

    My WOW

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    June 27, 2012

    This sounds interesting. Great pick :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

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    June 27, 2012

    i haven't heard of this book but it looks awesome and sounds great!

    my WoW this week.


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    FABR Steph

    June 27, 2012

    This sounds like a promising read. I love historical fiction and strong female character, so I will give it a try when it comes out next year. Thanks for sharing it. My WOW…

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    Jenna D.

    June 27, 2012

    Oh! How I do love historical fiction! And another scandalous court story with a badass heroine! Huzzah! I have not yet heard of this book and appreciate the recommendation. I'll definitely be checking it out when it is released!

    My WOW

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    Susan@ Reading World

    June 27, 2012

    Historical fiction is my favorite. This looks fun!

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    June 27, 2012

    I love YA historical fiction, so this one sounds good. Plus, it has an awesome cover. Great pick!

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    June 27, 2012

    Looks great! Love the blog! I followed on GFC.

    my WOW

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    June 27, 2012

    Ohhhh this definitely sounds awesome!!!! I'll have to add it too my TBR, I always love some good historical fiction :D

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    Tribute Books Mama

    June 27, 2012

    Like Historical Fiction, sounds good.


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    June 27, 2012

    Love the cover story sounds intriguing but it kinda of reminds of Grave mercy but it was a good choice thanks for sharing. My WOW http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-63/

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    Julia :)

    June 27, 2012

    Ohhhh this sounds like a cool historical fiction novel! Love the espionage aspect! :D

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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    Chapter by Chapter

    June 27, 2012

    I have just recently started to enjoy historical fiction novels, and am actually quite excited about this one! Great pick :D Thanks for sharing.

    MaryAnn@ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW

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    Addie R.

    June 27, 2012

    Ooohh great pick! I'm starting to get interested in assasin or spy books and this one sounds awesome! Definitley adding to my TBR list!
    And I love the new layout for your blog!

    My WoW

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    Jennifer McGowan

    August 10, 2012

    Thank you so much for including me as a WoW pick–how cool is that! Now that I can (finally) share the news, I'm popping in to say that we're actually CHANGING the cover, and I'll be announcing it as soon as they officially make the switch online. It's been a crazy time!

    Thanks everyone for your comments and I hope you like the new cover (fingers crossed!)

    Thanks again,