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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Wrapped

Title: Wrapped
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Historical Romance
Author: Jennifer Bradbury
Publisher: Atheneum
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Book: Galley grab

"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."

I really enjoyed the character of Agnes. She is so strong and feisty. She is not your average girl in this time of the book. Everything about her is so different that you are drawn to her. She makes the story much more interesting with her fiery attitude.

The plot is something I think that could have been played with a lot more. It was good, but at times I got bored with it. I love the whole research of mummies and Egypt. I Love the the searching for secrets, revealing even things that are going on then in the book was a great adventure to go on. I just love it, when I can search along with the characters and gather clue by clue.

I loved the way the love interest was played out. I love it when characters fall in love in the mist of the adventures. I love it even more when they madden each other. It makes their love stronger and funny to watch. I like that issues touching their social status back then. They avoided each other because of that, but clearly you can see that they are meant to be.

Wrapped is funny, cute, adventurous book. The historical references in it will keep you fascinated till the very end. The characters are engaging and  very out there, especially Agnes, you got to love her!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds like it is full of adventure and fun. I love the cover too. Great review Savy :)

  2. That sounds really cute and kinda off-beat (sort of reminds me of Maguire's Wicked series, don't know if I'm right). Anyways, I should definitely check this out. :)

  3. After reading your review I am officially bummed that I put this book down. I had it on my Nook and just couldn't get into it! Shoot! I'm glad you enjoyed it though!

  4. I recently won this book from a giveaway and am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I look forward to checking it out now!

  5. Sounds like a unique and fun book :)
    I loveeeee the cover too!! Very cool!

    Thanks for the review.

  6. Seems like there was lots to love in this book! Nothing makes people fall in love faster than taking an adventure together! :)

  7. I agree! I so enjoyed this book as well. It was just too cute and a great YA book.


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