Waiting on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: A Mad, Wicked Folly
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller (Twitter)
Publisher: Viking
Publish Date: January 23, 2014
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Pages: 304

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?
For those who have been following my blog for a while now, you know I have a penchant for historical fiction. Add to the glamour and glitz of the times a sort of caste struggle and you'd better believe I'm sold on a historical book like A Mad, Wicked Folly. I like the sound of an older protagonist struggling to find her place in the world, following traditions, while still trying to carve her own path. And hey, it doesn't hurt that the cover is pretty awesome (in a non-traditional sort of way). What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. Ooooh...I haven't heard about this. It sounds fabulous. And love the color.

  2. This book could be terrible and I wouldn't care because this cover is so awesome. Good news is it sounds incredible. I love that era so it definitely won me over. Adding to TBR list now! Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  3. I'm not much into historicals, but I have enjoyed a couple :)

    My WW!

  4. I have never heard of this one. Even though I usually stay away from historicals this one sounds like something really interesting. I hope you'll get it soon :)

    Here is our WOW

  5. I haven't heard of this book before but I like the idea of it. Hope you enjoy it!

    My Waiting on Wednesday.

  6. YES. I love the cover of this one as well as its historical fiction setting, so it sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see what it's like when released!(:

  7. I have been going on a contemporary phase over the last few weeks, pretty much the opposite of dark historical fictions!

    Great pick! <33

  8. Ooh nice! This is new to me! Like the cover!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I was thinking about making this novel my pick for this week as well! It sounds fantastic and I LOVE historical fiction.

  10. I want to read this if for nothing more than the title, which has to be read in a British accent or it just doesn't work. (Definitely doesn't sound good in my flat Midwestern accent!) Plus, I like the cover quite a bit!

  11. I'm excited for this one too, Melissa! I'm a huge fan of historical fiction and well, that cover is eye-catching!
    Great pick! :)

  12. I've been getting more and more into historical fiction, and this one sounds amazing, especially with such an inspirational protagonist. I'm sold. :)

  13. Book bloggers are the best because I get to learn about books that would never otherwise cross my path. I'm also fast becoming a lover of historical fiction, beyond the 1920s, which I'm obsessed with.

  14. I recently read an ARC of this Melisa and it was GREAT! Wonderful historic fiction. And if you are a fan of women's studies and/or art themes then this book is for YOU :)

  15. I adore the cover of this one so much and am very eagerly anticipating it-I hope to get to it as soon as it releases!


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