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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger @lbkids

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Book Description

February 5, 2013 Finishing School

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. 

About the Author

Ms. Carriger began writing in order to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. After inadvertently acquiring several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She now resides in the Colonies, where she insists on tea imported directly from London and cats that pee into toilets. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit.

She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate series, published by Orbit. http://www.gailcarriger.com. 

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031619008X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316190084


  1. Great pick!! I absolutely LOVE the cover for this book!!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. I love Gail Carriger!! Parasol Protectorate is one of my faves, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one. Thanks for spotlighting it! New follower. :)

    Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix (WoW)

  3. Gail Carriger is such a great author. I'm really looking forward to this new series.

  4. Yes! I had this is my WoW a while back ago. So excited for this book! Great pick :)

    This is my WoW this week at Bookmunchies.

  5. Great pick! I can’t wait to read this either! I had it as my WoW last week.

    Here is My WOW

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

  7. This was my first ever waiting on Wednesday entry. Cannot wait for this book! Great pick :)
    Check mine out here if you like :)

  8. I actually picked this as my wow a few weeks back and I just love the steampunk elements of this book. Great choice!!

  9. I've seen the book around a lot and even though I might not be very impressed with the summary, I do wish to read it. And oh, that cover! it's gorgeous.
    I hope you like the book when you get the chance to read it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  10. "It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time."--LOL
    Interesting pick! Love the cover! :)

    Here's my WOW.
    Karina @ CouchPotatoReader



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