1.26.2011

Waiting on Wednesday #5

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking the Spine).  
Goodreads : 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.

Comments : 
I'm in love with this cover and the plot seems quite uncommon (mummies!!) !! So I really can't wait for this one !!

16 comments:

  1. OMG, lovvve the cover and it sounds so good :)

    Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

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  2. Oh woah! Mummies! O.o Thats way different. I want to get this now. :D Great pick Elodie.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by!

    Love this cover and the plot seems very cool!!

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  4. Ooh! I've Coverlusted this one a few weeks ago. Yeah, the cover is to-die-for! Plus the plot sounds really interesting! AWESOME pick!

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  5. Never heard of this one.. But I agree.. Amazing cover :) Never seen anything like it :P

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  6. I really love the cover too, sounds like a fun one and very original. Great pick!

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  7. From the cover to the premise it really is unique. Great pick :)

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  8. i've picked this for my wow before too! can't wait!

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  9. I haven't heard of this one before, but I agree with you, the cover is pretty great!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  10. I can't wait for this one! The cover is gorgeous. I really like how it has a bunch of my favorite elements (flowing hair, pretty dress), but it's drawn in a way that makes it look really unique.

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  11. I saw this on a WoW last week and added it to my wishlist. Love the cover and premise!

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  12. i've seen this cover around but didn't really look into it. it sounds interesting--mummies! great pick :)

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  13. I love the synopsis and the cover of this one! The story sounds so different from anything else out there! Great choice!

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  14. Belle découverte! Il a l'air bien!

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