Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {11}

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by Jennifer Bradbury
(May 24, 2011 -- Atheneum)
Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history. Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.
Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.
Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter’s estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic “atmosphere” for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.
This is the start of it all, Agnes’s debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It’s also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn’t just a mummy. It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.
Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes. (from Goodreads)
So I may have a tiny obsession with all things Egyptian. I may also have an obsession with Egyptian archaeology in the nineteenth-century. I may also be suffering withdrawal from the amazing Amelia Peabody series, one of the few murder mystery series I am completely addicted to - especially when it comes to Emerson. ;D 
But, seriously, from the delightful artwork on the cover, to the setting, to the mummy, I am going to be all over this book come the end of May.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh, this one sounds uniquely captivating...hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I can't wait for this one either is sounds unique and different and I love books that stand out. Also really in love with the cover :)

  3. Wrapped sounds very cute. It's on my wishlist.
    Great pick.

  4. I cant wait to read Wrapped! It sounds really awesome!

  5. New follower! I LOVE your header! And I love tea =)

    Wrapped sounds really good! I hadn't heard of it before now, so thanks for posting. Adding it to my TBR list.

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  6. I'm so excited for this one too! And I love this cover, I have a thing for illustrated covers and this one is one I have to have on my shelf:)

  7. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! ;D I hope you all enjoy Wrapped when it finally comes out.

    @Lindsay: Aw, thank you! =3

    @Jenny: It's been on my wishlist foreverrrr. I love illustrated covers so much. I wish they were more prevalent in YA. :-P

  8. Ooooh. I really enjoyed this book!!! I am now looking to read the Amelia Peabody series... :)

  9. Boy, do I love that cover. I had no idea this was a series. Nice choice. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. @Cialina: You've read it?! I'm so jealous, lol! But the Amelia Peabody series is one of my favorites. It's one of the first series my mom and I read together. =3

    @June: I don't know if Wrapped is going to be a series, but I definitely hope it will be!