Mini-Review: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 8:20 am |

wrapped-jbPublisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: May 24, 2011
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 309
Form: Hardback
Series: Stand Alone
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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.

My Thoughts

I considered not finishing this one but something intrigued me just enough to keep going.  Though I was able to finish it, I wasn’t particularly thrilled or blown out of the water at any part of this story.  The majority of it was really quite boring and I caught myself zoning out a number of times.

It got mildly interesting towards the end, but the conclusion seemed a bit predictable.  Though I enjoyed the developing relationship between the two main characters, I don’t know that I was interested enough to try this author again.  Beautiful cover though.

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4 Responses to “Mini-Review: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury”

  1. That is a really pretty cover! It’s too bad that the story wasn’t as attention grabbing. I’ve picked up quite a few books because I was drawn in by the cover only to be disappointed by the actual reading experience.

  2. Lekeisha says:

    Aww, sorry this wasn’t that great for you. I hate when that happens!