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I don't know much about this time period, but I did enjoy how the author had an "author's note" explaining what was Fiction and what was real.

Anne was a strong character, and I really liked her. Her love interests were a little annoying though. However, I did find myself swooning every once in a while! *winks*

One thing that really took from the story was the repetition. I read an ARC, and this may have been fixed before final publication.

Overall, it was a good read. It was a really great break from beach reads and sci-fi. It's one of those books that leaves you wanting to know more, but at the same time satisfied enough. It makes you want to research a little more to see what ends up happening.

Book Blurb for Tarnish

Anne Boleyn is the odd girl out. Newly arrived to the court of King Henry VIII, everything about her seems wrong, from her clothes to her manners to her witty but sharp tongue. So when the dashing poet Thomas Wyatt offers to coach her on how to shine at court—and to convince the whole court they’re lovers—she accepts. Before long, Anne’s popularity has soared, and even the charismatic and irresistible king takes notice. More than popularity, Anne wants a voice—but she also wants love. What began as a game becomes high stakes as Anne finds herself forced to make an impossible choice between her heart's desire and the chance to make history.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 3.00