Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Review: Wrapped

TITLE: Wrapped
AUTHOR: Jennifer Bradbury
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: historical fiction, mystery
PREMISE: A girl investigates a curse in victorian england.
MY REVIEW: I honestly had no idea what to expect from this book going in. There were next to no reviews about it, I've never read the author's other book Shift and the summary wasn't really informative. Thankfully this turned into a pleasant surprise book. Granted there were a few things I found iffy such as the plausibility of it all, the one dimensional and obvious villain, and it is guilty of dragging a bit.
But on the whole this was a fun historical fiction book which is good because I've been rather disappointed by the historical books this year. Really guys, what's up with this genre this year? It was so nice last year and you have so many this year so really, what gives? But this one was one of the better historical offerings of the year. The main character is pleasant, while the romance is obvious it's sweet and fun so I don't mind it, the mystery is fun and it combines two things I love: victorian england and ancient egyption stuff. Got to give the author kudos for pulling that off in a slightly believable way. Also the writing was actually decent.
While it is a slightly quieter book then YA readers are probably used too these days I dug this and will now be looking into the author's other book, Shift.
WHO SHOULD READ: historical fiction fans, ancient egypt fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five curses

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