Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #7


Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly book meme that lets anxious readers like all of us know what to be jumping up and down for. It is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.






Name: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1)
Author: Gail Carriger
Publication date: February 5th, 2013
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
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 books with an historical setting but I have read one in a long time so when I came across this eye catching cover I was all but jumping with joy, it seems to have an amazing plot I love stubborn 18th century heroines with old -fashioned mothers. It seems to bring out my rebellious side. I'm going to go and see if I can get hold of an ARC.




12 comments:

  1. I've been noticing this one...it looks intriguing. Enjoy!

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  2. I've been waiting for this one forever, it seems like.

    Your purple background and black text is really hard to read though!

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    1. Oh sorry, hope I didn't cause you to get glasses :(
      I'll make it easily readable next time promise!

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  3. Great pick! It looks great and has been on my TBR list for awhile! I can't wait!
    Be sure to visit my WOW!

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    1. Glad to hear we share the same taste ;)

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  4. I'm looking forward to this one too. It sounds pretty good. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yeah me too, I also love the cover, looks amazing!!!

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  5. This is on my wish list.. I think it sounds amazing. Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    1. Glad you liked it Jenea, you are my best supporter :D

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