Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

448 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction historical romance young adult emotional slow-paced


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 sh...

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Community Reviews Summary of 157 reviews


emotional 83%
adventurous 33%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 16%
dark 16%
funny 16%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 16%
tense 16%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | N/A: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | N/A: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20%

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