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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #11: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School Series #1) by Gail Carriger

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

This “Waiting on Wednesday” post is about:

Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School Series #1) by Gail Carriger

Publication date: February 5, 2013

Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School Series #1)

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Synopsis:

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.

What's it doing on my WoW?

Again I am forced to blame you. YOU! Every time I visit one of your WoWs I end up adding to my list of books…and for that I love you!  I want this book because you guys keep sharing awesome books that I simply have to read: this is one of them. When I read the synopsis to this book, I knew I had found the brochure for the school I will be attending in the near future. I am working on my application. You see, I aspire to kick ass. I want to run around just kicking ass. I want to be Jason Bourne, running around rooftops and, well, just plain kick ass! Have I made myself clear? Good! I am very excited about this book, I think it will kick ass. I have never read anything by Gail Carriger, but just on the synopsis, I have high hopes. When the time comes, I will devour this book!

What book(s) are you hungry for?

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12 comments:

  1. WOW is bad for the TBR pile! I've noticed this on a ton as well and it has made me want to read it! I love spies and espionage! Sounds kind of like the Gallagher Girls which I love!!!

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    1. Spies and espionage are fun to read about! I am hoping I can get a few pointers from this book..,
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Hi! I'm a new follower of yours! =]
    I haven't heard of this one, and thanks to you I'm adding it to my list! lol
    Here's my WoW

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for following! I will of course follow you back! I will go see what is on your WoW and probably add it to my list too!

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  3. I've seen this one around quite a bit lately! I'm not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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    1. I will go see your WoW! Thank you for stoping by!

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  4. I've seen this one around a lot and I love the cover. I'm not as excited about the story but it definitely sounds interesting. I hope you like it when you get the chance to read it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  5. You are going to hate me after this but..... I totes got a a sample of this book at NY Comic Con this weekend! It sounds so so great!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Lol! I don't hate you, well not much. That's what Comic Con is for! I hope you had a blast and I hope you got a TON of free stuff!!!

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    2. HAHA just wait until you see my vlog. It is a bit scary, I am in full fangirl mode. Sadly I did not get Requiem, although I did ask if they had it and they didnt. Then I asked someone else there, just to make sure they werent lying, and still no go. =[

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