Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

In Regency England, Agnes Wilkins is much more excited about the novels by A Lady and practicing the ten languages she knows than her upcoming debut. That is until she attends the mummy unwrapping hosted by her neighbor and suitor Lord Showalter. The item Agnes finds turns out to be a message from a French spy. She is quickly thrust into the midst of a plot that might be the death of her. With the help of Caedmon Stowe, an intern at the British Museum, Agnes works to uncover the spy before he finds her.

What I thought: There's so much to like about Wrapped--the Regency setting, a headstrong intelligent heroine, a budding romance, and a mystery. I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. My favorite parts include Agnes's quoting from the novels by A Lady and all the interesting situations Agnes and Caedmon find themselves in. Wrapped fits in perfectly with the Agency novels by Y.S. Lee and the Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer. The ending was great, but I won't give it away here. A quick perusal of Bradbury's website shows that there will be a sequel...hooray!

(Atheneum, 2011)

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