Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.
I have altered this feature a little to include one book that has not been released yet and one book that is already published, but I still haven't read.
The cute WoW button comes from Bewitched Bookworms.
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.From Goodreads:
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.
This sounds like a really fun historical fiction book. International intrigue? A curse? I can't wait to unwrap this book. And, who am I kidding, I'm totally in love with that cover. I was so captured by the girl, her pretty dress, and the flowers that I didn't even notice that creepy mummy!
Luckily reading this one will help me knock out a few of my challenges:
Dead Friends Forever by J. R. Turner
Release Date: October 31, 2008
Release Date: October 31, 2008
Skater Kaylee Hensler might not be Miss Popular, but there are some friends a girl can do without. When the decaying ghost of a murdered girl decides they need to be total BFF s, Kaylee will sacrifice the trust of her family, her swim coach s respect, and any hope of a date for the Harvest Dance. And oh yeah... discover that super-evil entities are nothing at all like they are on TV or in the movies. Aside from seriously bad attitudes, they not only like to kill...but replay the killing again and again for all eternity.
To avoid that fate, she'll have to rely on her wheelchair-bound friend Davey, the mysterious Madame Maggie, and the surprising depth of her own power. Will Kaylee survive, or will she become someone else's DFF: Dead Friend Forever?
This sounds like a great mix of fun and scary. As much as I'm a wimp when it comes to ghosts, I still have a hard time passing up a good ghost story. The third book in the Extreme Hauntings series Detour 2 Death comes out next month.
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