I've reviewed The King's Rose, a YA historical novel by Alisa Libby before, giving it a rave review, but I just thought I'd mention that it's now been released.
Alisa loves writing about the bad girls of history. The King's Rose tells the story of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, who was married at age 15 to the aging and paranoid megalomaniacal king and who, shortly thereafter, got into a spot of trouble for her allegedly adulterous behavior. Her earlier novel, The Blood Countess, is an historical fantasy based on the true story of a woman who believed that bathing in the blood of virgins would make her young forever. (Can you say "Ewwwww?")
Anyway, there's a pretty neat article here about her and her novels that I thought others might enjoy reading. Do take a look at the video interview toward the bottom of the article. And be sure to check out The King's Rose in bookstores near you!