Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (91) Da Vinci's Tiger

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:48 PM with 8 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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Da Vinci's Tiger

Author: Laura Malone Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: November 10, 2015

Link to Goodreads:

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.

Why I'm Excited:

 I love pretty much anything that has to do with The Renaissance and I am particularly enthralled with Leonardo da Vanci, so I'm beyond excited for this one. It sounds amazing and I'm loving this cover. I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for this one. Hope I don't have to wait until November to get my hands on it!

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8 comments:

  1. You always pick the best WoWs…seriously! You always find the hidden gems. Anyway, I LOVE the sound of this book. I really like the time period of the Renaissance, so I will have to add this one to my TBR list immediately. Thanks for sharing this with us, Natalie!

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  2. This sounds interesting, it wasn't under my radar before though but now it is :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  3. This sounds really interesting - I definitely LOVE the sound of Renaissance Florence *swoon* Great pick^^ I hope you can get your hands on it asap :) Here's my WoW this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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  4. This sounds amazing! I'm definitely with you on loving anything from the Renaissance and that summary is to die for! I'll be waiting for this one too now, thank you :)

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  5. I hadn't heard of this. Thanks so much for sharing it. Totally going on my TBT list.
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  6. I hadn't heard of this. Thanks so much for sharing it. Totally going on my TBT list.
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  7. I hadn't heard of this one either, but it sounds so different from the usual YA (I'm assuming it is?) Have you read A Mad, Wicked Folly? The whole art thing reminded me of that book (which I recommend by the way). Great pick! ~Pam

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  8. I'm so excited for this one, too. SO gorgeous and the setting and the art and the possibility of romance...sigh. Sounds wonderful.

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