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The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)

by Kiersten White
3.84 • 1,337 votes • 574 reviews
Published 5 Nov 2019
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Format Library Binding
Publisher Delacorte Press
ISBN 0525581685

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From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.
There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution--send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name--and her true identity--is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.
To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old--including Arthur's own family--demand things continue as they have been, and the new--those drawn by the dream of Camelot--fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur's knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.
Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

"The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)" Reviews

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

BOTM YA choice for November 2019!
*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

Mrs. White? Ma’am I need to know if Guinevere is queer.

Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
- The United States
Sun, 10 Nov 2019

2 Stars
I love the Arthurian Legend and snagged this immediately when I saw it as a Book if the Month YA choice. I was really excited at the thought of Guinevere having magical powers and being sent to protect Arthur for once instead of simply being the damsel in a distressful love triangle.
And while I do appreciate the effort made here to make female characters strong and with agency...I felt the Feminist underpinnings and what seems to be the constant need for “representation” in every book these days (while appreciated) overwhelmed everything else. And the story suffered for it.
The characters are all quite bland, especially Arthur. And, we are kept in the dark regarding many details for far too long. I became bored waiting for something to happen. We spend the vast majority of the book watching Guinevere flail aimlessly about, seemingly without any true purpose. When something finally does happen, I found myself not really caring.
I was also kind of disappointed in the magical elements of the story. I guess I just expected...more.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019

This is a 4 star ending trapped behind a 2 star first half.
The Guinevere Deception is a story about women's agency and their role in myth—and cleverly ties together known aspects of the Arthurian legends with some much needed LGBT+ and modern sensibilities.
Pacing: ★★ 1/2
Surprises: ★★★★
Ending: ★★★★
I'm so mad at this book—it does not put its best foot forward. The Guinevere Deception starts out so simplistic, so run-of-the-mill, that it's boring. Boring boring. Skim-worthy, even.
But then, we cross the hump. The second half of this book is gorgeous. It's lyrical, it's feminist, it's evocative of the Kiersten White that I remember from my long-ago read of And I Darken—where women had their own agency and commentary—that I put down my kindle and went what? Is this the same story?
The Guinevere Deception follows "Guinevere," the wife of the newly made King Arthur. Arthur has won Camelot, and now he rules in a realm where magic is pushed to the edges of his borders and everything is free from chaos and everything is wholesome and good. (Ha. Obviously, this is a disaster waiting to happen.) Enter Guinevere, except we, as the reader, know the Guinevere is not really the princess at all, but the daughter of Merlin, sent to be the last line of defense for King Arthur—she is supposed to keep the king safe from using the forbidden magic herself.
Such a good plan. No holes at all. (Right.)
Guinevere enters into the world of Camelot and starts exploring the city and its people in the most mundane ways possible. The dialogue is meh, the chapters go slowly, and I caught myself jumping ahead several times because we were so clearly treading water, waiting for something to happen.
Then, some things happen.
I won't spoil anything in the plot because I think most of the enjoyment comes from being surprised, but The Guinevere Deception has some significant tricks. Guinevere isn't as milk toast as she seems, Arthur isn't that stupid, Lancelot appears in THE MOST EPIC TWIST as a different take on the character, women support women, some LGBT+ rep enters as breath of fresh air in this traditional hetero tale, and I just really enjoyed the turn of events.
The entire time I was reading The Guinevere Deception, I kept saying to myself: man, I miss Kiersten White when she gets dark. Maybe this is too light for me, and I'll stick with her darker content. But I can see the hints of darkness in the set up for book two, and call me intrigued—I think White has more things up her sleeve.
Definitely pick this one up if you're a fan of legends, myths, retelling, feminism, LGBT+, and good old fashioned plot twist surprises. I think this one is worth enjoying if you can get over its own problematically dull beginnings.
Thank you to Delacorte Press for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
Original notes: Ahhhh I just received the ARC of this! It comes out next week?? Oh dear. Can't wait!

- Roma, Italy, Italy
Mon, 04 Nov 2019

i am the kind of person where, once i find something i really enjoy, i practically obsess over it. and i think my newest obsession is arthurian mythology because, oh my gosh, this story is everything i never knew was missing from my life.
im pretty sure i saw disneys ‘the sword in the stone’ when i was a kid but, beyond that, i know absolutely nothing about merlin, king arthur, camelot, or the knights of the round table. but this story is making me want to drop everything and read anything about them that i can get my hands on.
even though i dont know much about the mythology this story is based on, i can tell that KW truly made this story her own. these characters and their personalities feel original to her/this story and i could really empathise with them and their development throughout. i am very excited to continue this series and i cant wait to see where it goes!
in the meantime, please send all of your king arthur recommendations my way! :P
4.5 stars

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