“Waiting” on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Mad, Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs WallerA Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publication date: January 23rd 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Add on: Goodreads

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?

Only two more months! I know this one has been a popular WoW haha.  I don’t read a lot  Edwardian books but this coming of age story sounds amazing! And I love the cover. I’m hoping the book will be as gorgeous as the cover.

What’s your WoW? Link us up!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly”

  1. I have been noticing this one…the cover is awesome! Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY WOW POST

    1. It’s been a popular WoW I think haha. I totally agree!

  2. 😀 😀 Hope you get to read it soooooon!!!

    -Jess @ Reading Nook Reviews

    My WoW

    1. I’m working on tryng to get an arc 😉 so hopefully soon. If not, only 2 more months!

  3. I think I featured this one a few months back, it looks amazing doesn’t it? Great pick!
    Come see my WoW Post 🙂

    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. It definitely does! i only recently decided how much I needed this book in my life hahaa.

  4. I love this cover, I may need to add this to my list! 🙂
    Here’s my WOW

    1. Me too, so pretty! Yay!

  5. I never heard of this book before but dang, it sounds really interesting and I like the setting! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

    My WoW

    1. Glad I would share the excitement! The Edwardian time period is definitely interesting.

  6. I’ve been seeing this one around a lot, I love the cover! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW

    1. It’s been getting quite popular haha. Me too, love the yellow dress!

    1. No problem 😉 Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I actually haven’t heard of this book, but I have to admit that I am intrigued. I typically don’t read in the historical genre but I might have to give this one a try when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WoW.

    1. This one feels like almost a mix between historical and contemporary to me (at least the issues anyways)! Hopefully it will live up to expectations!

  8. Great pick. Sounds interesting.

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  9. It sounds really good, in fact, it’s already on my wishlist!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My WoW Post!

    1. Awesome! Only two more months!

  10. The cover is gorgeous! I’ve been looking at it for a while, sounds really good, not long, now! Great pick! 🙂

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. I love the splash of yellow! Yup, it’s almost here!

  11. Oh–I have read this–yay, I am so glad to see it on other readers WoW lists! Super pick, awesome girl power themes–you will love it:)

    1. Yay!! Glad to hear you enjoy it! Can’t wait to check this out!

  12. This book sounds really interesting. I don’t read a lot of books like this but I think I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It definitely sounds intriguing doesn’t it! Hopefully it lives up to expectations (:

  13. Ooo, I just got an ARC of this one from Penguin! Try requesting it from them – you never know! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy! I think I saw it on Edelweiss and on Goodreads there’s a giveaway too so hopefully I snag a copy! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. This isn’t something that I would normally read, but it does sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Historicals aren’t your thing? The plot is pretty intriguing! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Great choice! Haven’t heard of this one before but I would definitely like to read this as well!

    1. Thanks! It definitely sounds interesting doesn’t it 😉

  16. I haven’t heard of this one before, but it sounds good!
    Jennifer @ Donnie Darko Girl

    1. Glad I could bring it to your attention (: It definitely sound good!

  17. I’ve seen this around. It looks interesting and has a great cover. Great choice!

    1. I’m a big fan of the cover (: Thanks for stopping!

  18. Nice pick! That cover is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I don’t read a lot of historical but this sounds incredible! Definitely adding it to the TBR. That dress and the cover in general is stunning too <3

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