A Mad, Wicked Folly #(2022)
- Title: A Mad, Wicked Folly
- Author: Sharon Big Waller Katharine McEwan
- ISBN: 9780804167543
- Page: 301
- Format: Audio CD
Free Read A Mad, Wicked Folly - by Sharon Big Waller Katharine McEwan - A Mad, Wicked Folly, A Mad Wicked Folly Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent social class means everything and women are taught to be nothing than wives and mo
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I never set out to pose nude I didn t, honestly.Oh, what was that I m sorry Did your clothes accidentally fall off by themselves Were you wearing the Emperor s New Clothes Oh, wait, no You took off your clothes to prove that you re the equal of all the male artists despite the fact that the thought of stripping naked makes you want to run away in terror If they jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too Oh, but Vicky does it voluntarily So voluntarily that she fucking trembles as she walks to the [...]
A MAD, WICKED FOLLY comes out TODAY This is Sharon Biggs Waller s first fiction novel, and what a fantabulous debut it is The title perfect The cover stunning I was hooked from the first page image error Victoria Darling has wanted to be an artist ever since she set eyes on John William Waterhouse s painting A Mermaid and for awhile the naive seventeen year old thinks her dream will be realized image error Unbeknownst to her parents while Vicky is supposed to be attending a finishing school in F [...]
There s a special place in my heart for the books that leave me with a huge, goofy grin on my face Seriously, you should see me right now, because I look like a fool And I am one hundred percent okay with that, because this book was so fluffy and feminist and wonderful A Mad, Wicked Folly exceeded all of my expectations, managing to be both hilarious, romantic and to make serious points all at once.Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions.
I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO.Originally posted at Writer of WrongsRating A delightful and romantic historical novel A must read This book Oh, I adored this book It s everything I want in a historical novel It focuses on characters and plot and never bogs you down with historical information The information just seeps into your brain as you read, and you re never bored for a minute I read most of this book on a plane, and I ll say it kept me quite entertained, and that I think I s [...]
4.5 starsI m sitting here trying to figure out what was my favorite bit of A Mad Wicked Folly It s quite difficult because this book is fantabulous from all angles and I can t really pinpoint what, if anything, rises above the rest.Vicky, the protagonist, is amazing She s stubborn, she s sassy, she s a tad naive and she s brave as all hell Seriously, she poses nude for her life drawing class in the first chapter Not to be scandalous or anything like that, but because the model flakes, everyone b [...]
An Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review Quotes pulled from the ARC may be incorrect and may be subject to change.The description on the back of A Mad, Wicked Folly doesn t do this book any justice It s a must read for any female who wants to educate themselves in the suffragette movement A time in history where women were subjected to such inequality.I can t believe the way it was back then How women were meant to such harsh conditions To think that you needed a man to g [...]
Why is it so absurd I can illustrate as well as any man These are modern times, and women are still treated as nothing but pretty dolls or lapdogs 4.5 stars It s a mad, wicked folly how few people seem to know of this Picture a wonderfully written historical YA with incredibly strong main and supporting characters, set in a time when women s rights were basically non existent The suffragette movement, the romance, the writing, the setting, Vicky the MC s progress as both a character and a girl i [...]
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4.5Hello YOLO, my Ford Cortinas, I hope you aren t rusting just yet For my devotion to you runs deep as the Pacific Ocean, I usher you all in to another week of Stuti s Displayiosity of Fabulosity, wherein you ll be self amazed to electrocution by the amounts fabulosity egressing from the orifices I like to call reviewing space AND I shall be talking in exclamation marks With the than occasional full stop I could fit right in with the blokes, but I prefer not toIS This is what you get if you he [...]
PC WILLIAM FLETCHER swoons Also, the vivid Victorian setting, the strong willed protagonist, the portrayal of the suffragette movement were all wonderful.
5 starsOne of my goals for 2014 was to finally read some historical fiction I don t know what held me back from the genre, to be honest I eat up historical fiction movies and TV series and adore them, but it never really occurred to me that I could also read some Anyway Enter A Mad, Wicked Folly It popped up on my radar because of the lovely Christina and Gillian Their reviews got me extremely pumped, and the synopsis sounded awesome, so I was all for it It went on my most anticipated 2014 debut [...]
4.5 starts.It must have been so frustrating for women to feel so unappreciated It s amazing how they kept fighting for their voice and place in life Vicky s constant fight for her own future and dreams tugged at my heart and I admired her strength.EDIT thedailyprophecy 2This book came highly recommended by one of my friends and book club members Debby, so I was thrilled when I got a copy from Daisy last December I always like historical fiction and I don t read enough of them and look at that pr [...]
Very Strong 5 Five Stars When I entered the giveaway, the reason I entered was the cover Look at that cover Seriously I was not expecting this book to be by far the best book I have read this year The plot is a simple, girl is born in a era where woman have zero rights and the wealthy are expected to marry well and support their ridiculously rich husbands Of course are main POV character is not having that and she wants to be an artist She is part of a scandal and forced to come back home and co [...]
See of my reviews on The YA Kitten Diversity Rating 0 What Diversity Racial Ethnic 0QUILTBAG 0Disability 0Intersectionality 0My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit Flavia DzodanWhat is A Mad, Wicked Folly Well, it sure isn t intersectional I think you can figure it out from there My friends have been in love with this novel with only a single exception, but the charm is lost on me I can t see past the self serving white feminism that pervades the novel It s a mix between the [...]
First a giant THANK YOU to Sharon Biggs Waller for providing me an early copy of A Mad, Wicked Folly to read and review The short of it, I really, really liked this one Ok straight up the amount of research that Sharon Biggs Waller did to write this book is IMPRESSIVE And on TWO fronts Not just all the Suffragist Movement research but also research into the role women played in the arts during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods The reason I wanted to read this book so badly is because both [...]
I love art and period fiction So when these two appeared together in a book I was drooling with lust I had to read it This sounded like everything I would ever want and I could not be excited when I had my hands on it.Until I read it.This book was a crushing disappoint More so than that, it was terrible.Let me tell you about the worst part about this story Victoria The main character is just atrocious Although it s been mentioned in Khanh s review, she really is awful Victoria is a spoiled brat [...]
FIRST THOUGHTS It s really cool how this novel combines one girl s desire to be free to pursue an art career, Victorian sensibilities, Edwardian sensibilities and the suffragette movement I thought Vicky was quite delightful, and though I was often frustrated by her, I couldn t help seeing her actions in light of her circumstances All in all, a rather unique story and quite well told
A heroine who claims to be a feminist, but really knows nothing about feminism or suffragettes Skip it.
This book was one of those ones that you want to love and give five stars because it was really good but then, when you start thinking about it, it just doesn t feel like a five star book It may seem like a horrible reason, but that s why I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 Onward 1 The time period This book takes place during the women s suffrage movement in England and slightly after the same movement in the US It really centers around that turning point of society where some people are still in [...]
Intense feelings of pure love RTC
Friends, it s time for an admission It s a rather big one, one that I am hesitant to make because of the connotations it might bring It s not an admission that many readers, much less bloggers, are willing to outwardly make Ready I am not a big fan of historical books.Gasp Okay, there, I said it And really, it s not that big of a deal, but it did make me wonder what was I doing being so attracted to A MAD WICKED FOLLY by debut young adult author Sharon Biggs Waller It s cover has the one big gap [...]
This was a book that immediately grabbed my attention, but I had no hopes of finishing it any time soon since my test week was going on However, by some miracle this turned out to be the perfect quick read I was in search of to save me from behold the terrors of studying So there, if you re looking for a quick read, then you might want to try this out.It succeeds as a historical fiction It captures the feminism, and ugly aspects of the early 20th century, along with the better aspects such as ar [...]
Originally posted on my blog The Perpetual Page Turner come hang out for some book talk and Historical fiction used to be my one true love, friends In the past couple years I haven t read as much of it but this book reminds me why I LOVE it so much The truly excellent historical novels, like this one, transport me so flawlessly into this sliver of the past and leave me with this insatiable thirst to research that time period or event or find fiction set in that time.So what was so great about [...]
I confess this is the first time I ve read a book set in Edwardian England the twin themes of women artists and Suffragist Movement were an instant wow factorI loved the protagonist, Victoria Darling Bull headed yet generous, unsentimentally practical yet idealistic and rather gullible There were times when I grew frustrated, there were times I despaired along with her for all the bad times And yet, I admired her pluck and all consuming passion, and cheered her onSharon Biggs Walker made the who [...]
For me, it started off in the Meh categorybut after a 100 pages KABOOM it entered the awesome zone.I m really impressed with this book Writing It was very Victorian, so a lot of the dialect felt stilted VERY historically accurate, but I think that s half the reason it took me a while to warm into the book The dialogue also wasn t on the heavy side in the beginning, aaaandI m pretty dialogue obsessed.Vicky is the narratord she s such a toffI felt her naivety was frustrating at times GAH, girl Get [...]
ACTUAL RATING 3.5 STARSi enjoyed the novel, but it didn t necessarily blow me away I wish it was centered around the Suffrage movement rather than one girl who wanted to get into an art school by marrying rich and drawing for the Suffragettes.
Thanks to Heather for lending me her ARC This review can also be found at The Starry Eyed Revue.Women s suffrage, art, and a feisty heroine combine in this historical fiction to create one insanely readable piece of literature that explores girl power to the utmost Sure, there s a romance or two but it was the focus on women s rights to vote, where the arts are concerned, and in the world at large that captivated me Sharon Biggs Waller has certainly done her research, and I felt incensed on beha [...]
I m sure you ve seen this cover making its round in the book community Even I find it quite catching, and I ve been known to criticize a YA cover once or twiceor most times But that s beside the point What I want to say is that I think Sharon Biggs Waller s A Mad, Wicked Folly deserves popularity.Because, truly, if one s decision whether or not to read a book is based on synopsis alone this book would ve been discarded easily The premise promises drama and opulence to some, monotony and exaspera [...]
4.5 stars When I got this book I wasn t honestly too intrigued by it and left it to collect dust for quite some time Now I truly regret that decision as when I finally picked up this book I was hooked from the very first scandalous chapter to the end I m glad this book has made it in my top list of YA historical fiction I ve read, among great reads like The Diviners, In the shadow of the Blackbirds Out of the Easy and Born of IllusionI ve never read a book set in this particular time period that [...]
Something about A Mad, Wicked Folly was just so appealing to me from the very beginning Yes, the cover is pretty in that stereotypical pretty dress cover way That and the synopsis are what enticed me to begin with, but I quickly knew there was a whole lot to this book than pretty though it is so pretty, in every way it starts with the cover and goes all the way through the book s design We re treated to a whip smart and kick butt heroine who doesn t take no for an answer, an adorable, swoony lo [...]
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