Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #9 - Etiquette & Espionage





Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine

I orderd this one long before the cover was released, the author is on my 'auto-buy' list and I loved the title!




Ettiquette & Espionage - Finishing School #1
Gail Carriger
Little Brown & Company
978-0316190084
February 13 2012 

"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."
- Goodreads


This is the US hardcover, as of yet there is no cover for the UK paperback but will post it when there is! I'm hoping it's the same gorgeous cover but as I've pre-ordered the one above it doesn't matter to me. This new series is set in the same universe as Ms. Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series but events take place 25 years before.

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12 comments:

  1. That cover sells me too! It's so, I don't know, what is it? It's uber cool!

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  2. gail carriger is on my list of authors-to-read. heard so many GREAT things about her books. this one in particular sounds fantastic. great pick :)

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    -michelle

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  3. An intriguing kind of school! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I hear this series is a prequel but the cover looks awesome...*stares at cover*


    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  5. I'm still looking forward to read her other series and this book sounds great as well ^^ lovely pick!

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  6. i\ve seen this around . sound super fun. gr8 wow

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  7. This will be on my to-read list, very unique :)

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  8. This looks so good, and I love the way the girl on the cover is holding those scissors...creepy! Thanks for visiting:)

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  9. That sounds like a really interesting book from the blurb. The US cover looks gorgeous.

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  10. Nice pick! The Parasol Protectorate series is on my TBR list, so I'll definitely have to add this book as well! =)

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