13 April 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This is one of my favorite memes because not only is my TBR pile so much bigger at the end of the night but also because the covers are always amazing!

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury: May 24, 2011

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.

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 a new silk gown and standing on the Verdant lawns of Lord Showalter's estate, with chaperons fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic "atmosphere" for the first party of the season.

This is the start of it all, Agnes' 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 an new destiny-unleashing mystery, an international intrigue and possible a curse in the bargain.

I love history and this book sounds like it's right up my alley! I'm super excited about it!!

What are you waiting for?


Liz. R said...

I love the cover! Very eye-catching. Plus the story sounds great too. Nice pick!

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

This one's been on my wish list since I laid eyes on the cover...great choice! Happy Reading!

Marce said...

I just saw on another WoW the 2nd book to Replacement, if you are enjoying it.

My WoW is here.


Kristi The Book Faery said...

This is going to be a great jump from the YA genre, I'm looking forward to it, too!

Stop by and see my WOW:

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Carissa said...

This cover is wonderful and the premise sounds just as good!

Thanks so much for the follow! Returning the favor and following you back now!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oo this does sound like a really fun book! I love the cover too =D

Christina / Book Addict said...

am definitely interested in this one, too. I love historical fiction and this one sounds promising. Great pick

Karen said...

I am looking forward to this one too! I love the cover and the plot (always a plus).

Sally said...

Ooooh I have an egallay of this one I really should get to it.

Meaghan said...

I have not seen this book before, but it looks very interesting. Hope you love it when you get it :)

Bibliosaurus Text said...

I got this one as a Galley Grab, and while I haven't gotten to it yet, I'm really excited to read it. It looks great!

Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

Charlotte said...

I want this one too!

Callisto Star said...

Oh, that looks awesome. I think this book is already on my TBR list but if isn't then it's going on it now. lol Thanks for stoping by my blog and for the follow! ~New Follower~ :-)

Yas said...

this sounds like a very interesting read! and i love the cover! very unique! thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Looking forward to this one, too! Sounds like a fun and unique story...not too long to wait now! :D

chelleyreads said...

love the cover on this one. great pick :)

chelleyreads said...

p.s. thanks for following. following you back--you have a great blog here :)

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