Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1)
by Gail Carriger
published by Little Brown and Co
expected release: February 2013

Summary (Goodreads): 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/world and I'm looking forward to learning even more.


  1. This one sounds so good!! I love the idea of a "proper lady" being a lethal spy/killer! Great pick!

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  2. I really want to read her adult series. I think this is the coolest cover, plus purple is my fav color, so that definitely helps :)
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  3. I loved the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series and definitely plan to read the rest so this is a must-read as well!

  4. Great pick! This one sounds really good. :) I'm definitely looking forward to finally reading it.