Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!
This week I'm looking forward to...
Courtship & Curses by Marissa Doyle!
Two years ago, illness left Lady Sophie Rosier unable to walk except with a cane…and also killed both her mother and her magical powers. Now it’s 1815 and time for her first London season, and a girl who once loved to dance is forced to watch while others waltz on strong, untwisted legs and flirt with boys who don't even seem to see her.
On the night of her first party Sophie’s father is nearly crushed by a falling statue, and only she knows that a magic spell was behind the “accident”. When other members of government suffer similar magical attacks, Sophie and her new best friend Parthenope decide to investigate. It’s not an easy task when she can’t rely on her slowly-returning magic to help—or keep her thoughts off Parthenope’s handsome cousin, the Earl of Woodbridge…except that the safety of England may very well be at stake.
In the glittering ballrooms of Regency London and Brussels on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo you’ll meet a sketchy fortune hunter, a magic-sensing parakeet, a long-lost love, a plant-obsessed aunt, and the Duke of Wellington…and a courageous young girl trying to find her balance in a difficult world. (summary from Goodreads)
Having just finished Y.S. Lee's third book in her series, The Agency, I couldn't help but be drawn to this one. It's also the third in a series, and I'm a little disappointed that I've missed the first two...though I'll be rectifying that now! I really love the sounds of this one, not just for it's historical, romance, magical, and mystery elements, but also because of the disability of it's main character. I for one am interested to read what Doyle does with that!
Courtship & Curses by Marissa Doyle is due for release 7 August 2012.
What are you looking forward to reading?