Tuesday, July 12, 2011
2011; Atheneum (S&S); ISBN 978-1-4169-9007-9 (hardcover)
Summary: Her entrance into society signals the end of Agnes's freedom. She will have to hide her intelligence and catch a husband--one whose wealth and status matter more than his personality. Lord Showalter is the perfect suitor according to her mother; Agnes hopes she will learn to care for him. At a mummy-unwrapping party at Lord Showalter's estate, Agnes discovers a jackal's head amongst the wrappings. This discovery sets Agnes on a new path. With Caedmon, a scholar at the British Musuem, the two will attempt to stop a French plot that would make Napoleon and his armies virtually unbeatable. Will Agnes and Caedmon save Great Britain? And will Agnes be paired with a man she doesn't love instead of the one she does?
There's something for everyone in Wrapped: an interesting historical setting, a dynamic heroine, and an engaging plot, full of adventure and with a dash of romance. Agnes is intelligent and impulsive, longing to travel and explore yet still searching for the place she belongs. The story moves along at a clip, mixing personal struggles with a mystery to unravel. The meshing of Regency England with the Egyptology craze is an unusual pairing, and the perfect setting for a character like Agnes. Readers will enjoy uncovering all the layers in Wrapped.
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Birth of a New Witch: http://witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/review-wrapped-by-jennifer-bradbury/
The Sparkle Project: http://sparkle-project.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-wrapped-by-jennifer-bradbury.html