Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #7 - Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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. - Goodreads

This sounds so good and that cover is lovely. I've already seen quite a few positive reviews too. 

What's your Waiting on Wednesday book this week? 

17 comments:

  1. This has been a pretty popular pick lately! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  2. Not sure which one this is, hate when internet likes to wig out on me and not show pictures. Does it on my blog too at times!

    Hope you enjoy this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. :P Of course now I see the title in the post!

    I can't wait for this one either!

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  4. Oh, this sounds interesting! Espionage and assassination. Um... not to be violent or anything... heehee.

    Here's my WoW post for this week.

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  5. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

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  6. I'm so excited for this book! I love that this is still in the Parasol Protectorate universe. Great pick!

    This is my Waiting on Wed at Bookmunchies (:

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  7. I'm looking forward to this book, and the first in the series about Prudence, Alexia's daughter. The Parasol Protectorate series was just too amazing. :)

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  8. Oooh this looks like steam punk! Interesting plot :)

    Check out my WoW!

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  9. Hm, don't know if this is for me, but it sounds very interesting! Great choice!

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books
    My WoW

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  10. what an awwwweeessommmee cover . love this! Our WOW Katie @ Inkk

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  11. WHOOO I can't wait for this one. I believe I requested it. It sounds sooo great.
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  12. I really like the sound of this one and I would love to read it when it comes out. I hope you enjoy it when you read it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  13. This sounds like it will have some kick-ass female characters! I love that! Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  14. Oooooh! Hadn't heard of this. Sounds fun!

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  15. I'm really excited for this one as well! The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I feel like there are so many amazing new books coming out next year! I don't know how I'm going to be able to keep up.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  16. I'm on the edge with this one. I think it sounds interesting but I'll have to wait for a couple positive reviews to give it a shot.

    Thanks for stopping by The Book Slayer

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