Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

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?


  1. This book has just come to my attention today! It does look good, doesn't it? Head on over if you like to my blog to see what my WoW post is!

  2. I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds good, and the cover is really nice. Great choice!

  3. I haven't heard of this series before. It sounds interesting!

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  4. I'm not really familiar with this one either. It sound good though. :)

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  5. I think I love this book. It's like paranormal historical romance. I am upset I missed the first two as well. Thanks for sharing!! Check out mine here

  6. This sounds great, and I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WoW!

  7. First time seeing this one, thanks for the feature.

    Awesome pick!
    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

  8. I haven't seen this one but will put it on my list. It seems to have everything; romance, magic and history

  9. I've heard of this book before. It sure sounds very interesting! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. @Sam It seems to be getting the attention of a few people, which is great! I wonder why we'd never seen the first 2 though?

    Thanks for commenting!

  11. @Mrs Q Book Addict I like the cover too. It screamed 'historical' which is what made me check it out. :-D

  12. @Giselle It does, right? I'm definitely looking forward to finding a copy of the first book and checking it out. :-)

  13. @Sarah Darlington It has a bit of an interesting element, yeah? I hope they're all good! :-D

  14. @Sherre I'm with you, Sherre, right from the first it sounded like a book for me. At least now we know about the series now, right?

    Thanks for commenting! :-D

  15. @Arianna I'm sort of glad I'm not the only one to miss this series. But at least we'll all be checking it out now! :-D

  16. @We Fancy Books You're very welcome, thanks for stopping by! :-D

  17. @JC Jones It certainly seems to be a mix of everything, which I love. I'm looking forward to reading the whole series now. :-)

  18. @Samual I'm glad to hear others have! I've been feeling sad the series seems to have been missed, though I'll be checking it out now. :-D

    Thanks for stopping by!