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Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Why I chose this book: It seemed like everyone who is anyone was reading this book and raving about it. The cover was gorgeous, which made me pick it up off the bookshelf immediately. Here’s the catch, it was historical fiction. If you know anything about me you will know that I hattttte historical fiction. It is a genre that I constantly struggle with reading, and try to avoid if possible. Since Amanda was giving the contemporary/ chick lit world a shot (something she never reads), I figured I should do the same. I picked the perfect book to start with, as it beckoned to my feminist soul. 


A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publish Date: January 23, 2014 
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Synopsis:
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? (Goodreads)

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