Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 10/17/12 Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Publication Date: February 5th 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.
I'm totally in love with the idea of this book, it sounds so interesting and crazy, and unique! I'm also completely in love with this cover, it's so out there and stylish! 


  1. Gail Carriger is such a great author. I am really looking forward to this new series.

  2. I haven't read anything by this author but I love this cover! The summary sounds pretty good!

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

  4. Oooh, sounds awesome! I'll definitely have to add it to my to-read list!
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  5. Nice pick! Love the sound of this one!