Waiting on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly

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Waiting on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Published by Viking Juvenile
Pub Date: January 23rd 2014
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover | Buy the book! | 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?


The cover is a total win for me and I’m always interested in historical YA novels. :D



Jess @ Gone with the Words

13 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: A Mad, Wicked Folly”

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    Ooh, yay! :) This is the second MWF WOW post that I’ve seen in a row!! Can’t wait to hear what you think!! :)


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    Vanya D.

    I like the cover, but I just can’t make myself add it to my TBR. Too many books to read already, I fear :((

    Great choice though!

    Here’s my WOW

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