Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury - To be released May 24th, 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 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.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Egypt! You say Egypt to me and I'm more likely to be interested than if you had said Paris. I've been weird like that ever since second grade when I read Mummies in the Morning. Even with everything going on over there, I still think the culture and history is fascinating. And man, I want that cover slapped up on my wall.
Oh, also. That time period, if it's the one I think it is, is one that a lot of romance novels are set in, but not so much as many YA books, so that's quite neat, too.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire - To be released May 24th, 2011
Since the age of fourteen, Emerson Cole has seen strange things – dead things – swooning Southern Belles, soldiers, and other eerie apparitions of the past. She’s tried everything to get rid of the visions: medication, counseling, asylums. Nothing’s worked.
So when Emerson's well-meaning brother calls in yet another consultant from a mysterious organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to give it one last try.
Michael Weaver is no ordinary consultant. He's barely older than she is; he listens like no one she's ever met before; and he doesn't make her feel the least bit crazy. As Emerson ventures deeper into the world of the Hourglass, she begins to learn the truth about her past, her future--and her very life.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read this: Okay, confession time. Chances are, I probably have this by the time this posts. (I don't when I'm typing this, but I'm scheduling pretty far ahead. And I want to gush over this one SO much that I really can't resist. I mean, hello, ghosts (fascinating, even if they are one of the only things that freak me out), and look at that cover! She's walking on the wall INTO the FLOOR. It's got a very Alice In Wonderland feel to it, doesn't it?
(Okay. I have this one. But I HAD to write about it. And I didn't to want to delete it from this post.)
Okay, so, what are you guys waiting on this week?
Peace and cookies,
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