Monday, September 05, 2011

Wrapped (YA)

Wrapped. Jennifer Bradbury. 2011. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages.

"Put the book down, darling," my mother said from her chair beside the mirror. 

Wrapped is a great read! I wouldn't say it is a perfect read, but it is so much fun. I wouldn't change a thing. It was just a joy to spend time with this book, with these characters. It's a mystery-romance set in Regency England--1815 to be exact.

Our heroine, Agnes Wilkins, is a delight! I just loved her! I loved almost everything about her. True, I solved the mystery before she did, but I'm not holding that against her. For I think, in many ways, she proves her smarts. She just happened to be a little distracted by her new friend Caedmon.

I definitely loved this one and am happy to recommend it!

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

5 comments:

Will 4:51 AM  

Hey Becky, great review, great site. I've just started a new blogging/review site called

http://reviews.universereview.com/

I was just wondering if you wanted to submit a few reviews to it or just chat about reviewing or give me a couple of hints to help get it off the ground.
Thanks!

Ms. Yingling 5:48 AM  

I enjoyed this as well. Fans of LaFevers' Theodosia will like this one.

LindsayWrites 7:31 PM  

hi! i follow your blog! great review!

just stopping by :) i have cool pics on mine today that remind me of dark YA.

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

Mirielys (Miry) Perez 9:57 AM  

great review I am going to put this on my reading list!

Thanks!

sally apokedak 3:53 PM  

Thanks for sending this to the Carnival of YA Lit. It's up now, if you want to check it out.

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