Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Hosted by Breaking the Spine
Etiquette and Espionage
Gail Carriger
Release date: February 5th, 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.

Ahhhh! Parasol Protectorate but for young adults! I want this more than most things! I cannot wait for this book!

What are you waiting on this weeK 


Ayanami Faerudo said...

I've had this book in another WoW post! *high five* I think this is going to be a really good book. *crosses fingers*

Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

Cherie Reich said...

Ooo, this book sounds so good! Love the cover too!

Thanks for stopping by!

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