Wednesday, 9 September 2015

WoW #62: Da Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott

This week, I'm waiting on...

Da Vinci's Tiger

by L.M. Elliott

 Da Vinci's Tiger by L.M. Elliott  book cover

Expected publication: November 10th 2015

Genres: Young Adult; Historical Fiction

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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.

Oh lovely synopsis, you sold me once you mentioned the Italian Renaissance.

And then you go and name drop Leonardo da Vinci.

And his muse.

I can’t wait to see how this turns out, but if it lives up to the synopsis, it’ll be amazing!

What do you think of Da Vinci’s Tiger? And what new releases are you looking forward to reading? Thanks for stopping by!

* Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. *


  1. This one is also on my TBR list :) The mention of the Renaissance immediately drew me in and I can't wait to read this. Great pick!

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  2. Oh nice! that's new to me! Sounds intriguing!

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  3. Not my normal read but I do hope you enjoy it. It's a really pretty cover.

  4. I'm sold at the Renaissance too. Great choice, and lovely cover;

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading



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