In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.
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As is necessary for YA, Longshore had to tone down some of the more graphic content, which is always a little disappointing. Not gonna lie, I will read the shit out of most young adult historical fiction books about the Tudors.
View all 4 comments. What really drew me into Gilt, though, is Kitty. This review begins with a confession. I absolutely loved it! One caveat is the almost unending web lpngshore sexual manipulation, innuendo, and promiscuity. Life at court was as can be expected with the lies, the cheating, the double-crossing, and all the disloyalty anyone could ask for.
Longshore manages to translate a very complicated story into YA fairly easily–which is a feat in itself. Plus my very first history project was on Catherine Howard. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
This book will be a great Tudor style book that will be loved by many.
You’ll have to go and buy what you want to read, or borrow it, or take it out of the local library. There’s an interesting undercurrent to our “heroine” Kitty’s relationship with Catherine Howard. Gilt is truly wonderful. Editor reviews 1 reviews Overall rating.
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The reading girl Yes and lojgshore is a really good read. She has an inner strength that she rarely lets shine. Katherine Longshore’s Catherine Howard is calculating, manipulative, and paints a much more realistic portrait of the young woman who managed to become Queen. I was told that this book was sad, as soon as I started it!
The book had this weird way of keeping me reading, yet dragging at the same time. Nicholette Tilghman Top 50 Reviewer View all my reviews She’s single-white-female-ing her without knowing it, a woman trapped in a girl’s body as she’s ignored by the courtiers who fawn over her friend. She, like Anne Boleyn, fell so quickly. Cat takes full advantage of Kitty, and Kitty knows it.
There, Catherine Howard rules–not as the prettiest, or the smartest, but simply as Queen of Misrule because she says so, and in true mean-girl fashion, everyone else falls to the power of her spell. Was it completely accurate? Jul 19, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Much like GCB, new young-adult offering Gilt isn’t the most sophisticated adaption of its source material but it is hard to stop reading from the get-go.
GILT by Katherine Longshore | Kirkus Reviews
Actually, my confession is that, much as I love reading historical fiction, I really am not a huge fan of reading about the Tudors. Sometimes I find the factual details to be mind numbing–but when it’s done right–it gives me shivers.
I was a little surprised that the narrator of the novel was not going to be Catherine, but her friend, Kitty. After the death of Please try again later.
Cat was quite the stuck-up brat and I know for gil fact I would not have enjoyed it as much if I had to listen to a story told through her eyes.
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The book is full of modern language even though the setting is far from modern. Kitty was pretty much dependent on Cat and very passive, which was frustrating to read at times.
And for God’s sake–if she didn’t have one of the blandest, most boring love ktherine I’ve ever seen!
Kitty made my heart hurt. The author tries to stay true to history as much as possible while weaving an intriguing story, and so because of that, Kitty remains invisible and does not move history as I hoped she would. I actually found Kitty really nice and she was a great character to pick ,atherine be the narrator, because it was an interesting view that we saw through Kitty’s words. Books by Katherine Longshore.
As the pair grow up together at Lambeth, Kitty is privy to all of Cat’s darkest secrets -secrets that could undo her at court. Katherine Longshore wrote this book beautifully.
And it’s there, in the late night secret meetings of young men and young women, in the giddy silliness of youth and flirtation, that the secrets that bring one of England’s greatest monarchs to send his fifth wife to death are sown and sewn, as it were. Cat’s cruel personality and thoughtless actions made it extremely difficult to feel any sympathy for her, even thought she had been pushed into an unfair situation by her family and never should have been expected to marry a man so much older aktherine her, who had her cousin Anne Boleyn, one of his previous wives, executed.
Yes she was gorgeous. As Cat becomes Queen and moves her friends to court, Kitty slowly grows into her own woman. Many topics and b can be found in this highly impressive debut novel that, I am sure, will hook readers from the very first to the last page. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men–the object of her affection and the object of her desire. First off, it’s told from a different perspective.