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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Series: Finishing School #1
Author Website: http://gailcarriger.com/
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.
Why can't I wait? 
Girls who curtsy while throwing knives at you? Yeah, that gives a new meaning to "finishing school," ya know what I'm saying? 


  1. I'm so looking forward to this one, too! Boarding schools, steampunk, and TOO MUCH FUN. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. YES YES YES YES YES that is all.

  3. I got this one from Edelweiss, and I'm actually disappointed in it so far. The action seems a little slow to me, but I am definitely in the minority of those who have already read this one. Most everyone loves it.

    My WOW


    1. Hmmm, interesting. This is why I love reviewing, though-- we all get to share our opinions!