Waiting on Wednesday [2]

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


So I’m slowly getting back in the saddle with this meme. I’m not a huge lover of memes but I like this one because it lets me showcase a book I’m really excited about, which will hopefully help me get back into this blog. So here goes…

Since it’s my first time back on the meme, I wanted to highlight one of my favourite authors: Gail Carriger. She’s debuting a new series set in the same world as her Parasol Protectorate, geared towards a YA audience. I’m soooooo excited about this book, even though I’m not the biggest YA reader. Here’s the scoop on Etiquette & Espionage, the first book in Ms. Carriger’s new Finishing School series, which is being released on February 5. I’ve got my copied pre-ordered so it’s just a matter of waiting for it to show up in the mail!


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 a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail’s legions of fans have come to adore.

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