Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Etiquette and Espionage

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine which spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: Etiquette and Espionage
Author: Gail Carriger
Series: Finishing School #1
Publication date: 5 February 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.


  1. Ooohhh this sounds intriguing! I've never heard of any novel like this before. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW

  2. I know, it sounds very interesting!!! I enjoyed the Parasol Protectorate series which is set in the same world so I'm looking forward to this book :-)

  3. This one sure has been popular this week! I'm still unsure if I will read it or not but it does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)


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