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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (53)

Wrapped 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.
Ah! THE COVER! I didn't realize that was a mummy before I read the synopsis, but it's a very strange synopsis. Curious?


  1. This sounds so uniquely different & that cover is just gorgeous. Great pick :)

  2. Omg, I LOVE that cover! I haven't heard of this one before and now I really want it! Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my WOW pick if you're interested!

  3. it IS a strange synopsis. but i'm very much intrigued. i love that the cover is animated and not just a model looking off into space.

  4. Wrapped looks amazing. I can't wait to read it!

  5. oh boy, that cover is SO PRETTY. and i like how different the synposis sounds too! awesome pick thatnks for sharing :)

  6. Me too! It took me a couple times looking at the cover to realize that it was a mummy. But it is beautiful!

    My WOW

  7. My daughter and I just got this one from Galley Grab. She thinks it sounds really good. I think the cover is aweseome! Great pick!