Waiting on Wednesday: Midnight in Austenland

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (Austenland #2)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA 
Genre: Chick Lit, Adult
Publication Date: 01.03.2011
When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies.

Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love?

The follow-up to reader favorite Austenland provides the same perfectly plotted pleasures, with a feisty new heroine, plenty of fresh and frightening twists, and the possibility of a romance that might just go beyond the proper bounds of Austen's world. How could it not turn out right in the end?

Shannon Hale! Not only do I love her books (especially The Goose Girl), but I also enjoyed Austenland. I didn't know she was writing a sequel, but I'm so ready for more!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Sounds interesting though not quite my kind of read. Thank you for sharing!

    My W.O.W: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday23.html

  2. oh wow, i had no idea there was a sequel to austenland! thanks for sharing!

  3. I love Jane Austen stuff. Never heard of this. Very interesting pick!

  4. This looks good. I haven't heard of this one yet, so thanks for the intro. Here’s Mine

  5. I've heard of this, but never read it. This really looks good! I'll try and get hold of this
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  6. This looks good!! Happy reading.

    Check out my WOW here.

    Emma @ LostinaYAbook

  7. I have not heard about this but I really liked Austenland. Thanks for the great pick!

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

  8. Austenland was a fun read, and my students love Shannon Hale. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WOW!

  9. I haven't heard of this, but I love all things Austen, great pick!

  10. I have the read the first before this one but sounds exciting.

    Here's ours:

    Emilia from The Story Seekers

  11. I love Shannon Hale! Princess Academy is one of my favorite books EVER. Nice pick!

    My WoW: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-14-and-waiting-on-wednesday.html

    My AWESOME Giveaway (Signed Copy of Across the Universe by BethRevis): http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-giveaway-across-universe-by-beth.html

  12. That cover looks so inviting! Never heard of this before, thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Stop by mine

  13. Great cover,sounds good.


  14. awesome pick! I love WoW but my TBR list grows by the miles!
    Hope you have an awesome day! Come visit us if you have a chance!!

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  15. I can't wait for this follow up to AUSTENLAND also!
    My WoW is SWEAR.

  16. This sounds so different than Hale's normal middle grade books, but it sounds great! I love anything about Jane Austen!

  17. @Mocha & Latte: Thanks for stopping by!
    @Carrie: I didn't either, until last week. :)
    @June: You should try Austenland. :)
    @FiveaAlarm: Thanks for commenting!
    @Nina: I hope you do!
    @Juju: Doesn't it? I'm excited for it.
    @Emma: Thanks for stopping by!
    @Rachel: I just hope it is as good.
    @Arianna: Anytime! Shannon Hale is an awesome author.
    @Rebs: Can't go wrong with Jane Austen stories, right? :)
    @StorySeekers: I hope it is as good as the first one.
    @Karis: Mine, too! I loved Princess Academy, and The Goose Girl.
    @Hafsah: Anytime. Thanks for stopping by!
    @Tribute Books Mama: It does! Thanks for commenting!
    @Crazy Book Slut: Thanks for stopping by!
    @Book Addicted Girl: Thanks for commenting!
    @Jenna: Yay, another Austenland lover! :)
    @Lisa: I do, too...although I end up hating most of them. I liked the first book in this series though, so I hope this one is good!


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