Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (98)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.    

This week, I'm waiting on:

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Release date: February 5, 2013


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.

I love the Parasol Protectorate series and this sounds like it will be a really fun book too. I like the idea of a finishing school that actually teaches espionage and weapon skills to "young ladies of quality". Knowing Gail Carriger's books there will likely be lots of humor involved and lots of tea and interesting hats and parasols...


  1. Looks so good.
    And the dress makes me crave a costume party.

  2. I've only read the first book in the Parasol Protectorate but it was enough to get me excited about htis release too. It sounds like the most awesome finishing school ever!

  3. I agree I want the dress lol!! Looks fun! Great pick =)
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  4. I love everything that Gail Carriger writes. She is AWESOME! I hadn't seen the cover for this yet, beautiful. Please check out my WoW!

    We also have a giveaway for Prodigy by Marie Lu that ends tonight.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  5. My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
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  6. i keep hearing about the parasol protectorate series and how great it is. this sounds really good and it's YA so maybe my sister will like it too.



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