Aug 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I'll be honest: historical fiction isn't really my thing. (And neither is history itself.) However, every once in awhile a book comes along that's set in a time period I don't mind: Anna Godbersen's The Luxe series in 1900; Jillian Larkin's The Flappers trilogy in the 1920s. Today, I happen to be waiting on a book set in London in 1909, and with a premise that sounds interesting. It may be mad, and it may be wicked, but I'm hoping reading this will not be a folly. (I think I used that word correctly...)

Title: A Mad, Wicked Folly
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publishing Date: January 23, 2014
Pages: 384
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Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

Are you waiting on any historical fiction this week?


  1. This book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it either!
    My WoW

  2. I'm not usually into historical fiction either but quite a few of them have surprised me! Great pick this week. :)

    My W.O.W.

  3. Yes! Awesome pick! I revealed the cover for this one, and I'm DYING to get my hands on it. I love historical fiction :)

  4. YES! I just requested this from Edelweiss last week and I've got my fingers crossed.

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  5. I've not heard of this book! What a fun premise, I might have to check this one out! I'm not sure if you like this time period because it's a little earlier that the 1910/20's, but if you like Downton Abbey i heard of a book that's releasing soon taking place in the Pride and Prejudice households but in the point of view of the 'downstairs' and the scandals that were supposedly happening at the time. It looks like a really fun novel, especially for fans of P&P or TV shows like Downton Abbey! Anyways, great WoW pick!

  6. I'm excited for this one, too. Like you I don't read a lot of historical novels, but I'll pick one up every once in awhile if it sounds interesting. And I'm loving the yellow dress. Great pick!
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  7. Haven't heard of this one, and I'm addicted to historical ones lately, just added it to goodreads so thank you for that! :)

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  8. I *think* you used it correctly ;D Haha I honestly have no idea and I don't think I've heard of this until now. *adds to Goodreads*

  9. I haven't heard of this one... but I love historical fiction, so I'm definitely adding it to my list! It sounds great :)

    Great choice!
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    Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains

  10. So excited for this one-I requested it on Edelweiss and am so hopeful of getting to read it. I just think the cover is gorgeous and the premise absolutely enthralling!


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