Happy Bookanista Thursday! Be prepared for lots of good book recommendations, because that's just how we roll.
Today, I've got to tell you about this fabulous book that I read recently called WRAPPED, by Jennifer Bradbury. WRAPPED just hit the shelves about a week ago, so I'm not taunting you with one you can't get yet. You're welcome. And here's the book description:
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.
Awesome, right? This book reminds me of an Indiana Jones adventure, only instead of a hunky, scruffy guy with a whip, the main character is a spunky debutante with a flair for languages and a thirst for adventure. This is exactly the kind of book that I would have loved in junior high--a little romance, a lot of adventure, and a bunch of cool Egyptology. I could totally see this as a movie; something's always happening, and the fast pace made it pretty much impossible for me to put the book down until the end.
This book totally fueled my Egypt fever. Any more good Egypt book recommendations out there?
In the meantime, check out this week's Bookanista titles!
Elana Johnson gushes over Blood Magic
LiLa Roecker adores Hourglass
Christine Fonseca sings high praises for Possess – with giveaway
Shannon Messenger applauds A Need So Beautiful – with giveaway
Megan Miranda has a passion for Possession
Carolina Valdez Miller sees beauty in Between Shades of Gray
Bethany Wiggins finds Bad Taste in Boys delicious
Shana Silver celebrates A Need So Beautiful
Stasia Ward Kehoe delights in Delirium
Rosemary Clement-Moore is giddy about Hourglass
Sarah Frances Hardy finds the awesome in Okay for Now
Myra McEntire welcomes Blood Magic author Tessa Gratton into the Fort