Waiting on Wednesday (The Academie)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday participants choose a book that they are "waiting on" or hasn't been released yet. This week I'm waiting for some boarding school madness:

The Academie by Susanne Dunlap

Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 320
PreOrder It: Amazon
Eliza Monroe-daughter of the future president of the United States-is devastated when her mother decides to send her to boarding school outside of Paris. But the young American teen is quickly reconciled to the idea when-ooh, la-la!-she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies-and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes.

Loosely drawn from history, Eliza Monroe's imagined coming of age provides a scintillating glimpse into the lives, loves, and hopes of three young women during one of the most volatile periods in French history. --Goodreads
First off, this cover is so gorgeous.  I'm so jealous of that necklace and shirt/dress combo.  It is extremely beautiful and doesn't give too much away from the plot.  The plot does sound awesome.  Yeah, a story about Bonaparte's children.  What?  Something I've never heard before, and being an avid fan of the French Revolution and whatnot, I am definitely going to be reading this when I get the chance.  April seems so far away though.  What about you?  Does this book sound like something that you'd love to have on your shelf?  Something that you'd like to read at all?  And what are you waiting on, this fine Wednesday?

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  1. I love historical fiction, and this one looks like a period I haven't read much about. I do have to disagree about the cover, though -- it looks like she's sticking her boobs in the camera. When I first saw the cover, I thought is was adult fiction!

  2. this sounds good! And I love the cover! And it's still only for pre-order. Shatter Me doesn't release until the 15th. A lot of people have ARCs :D

  3. Oooh sounds like quite the interesting tale about friendship. That dress is gorgeous!

  4. I'm loving the necklace and the shirt/dress too! And it does sound good! Awesome pick this week :)

    Book Addict

  5. Oooh historical YA! This one sounds really fun and interesting!

    My WoW

  6. Awesome pick I'm really looking forward to this one as well!

    Xpresso Reads

  7. Ooh historical, and full of potential for scandal! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!