Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Book #1 - The Finishing School series

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.
AHHH!!  I am so excited about this book! :)

1. I love the Parasol Protectorate books. I've read them all - I own them all!
2. I love that Gail Carriger is making a YA series.
3. I love the cover!


  1. I absolutely cannot wait for this series! I too love the Parasol Protectorate books and Gail is definitely a talented author! Countdown till its available...

  2. I just had to comment on this as it was my WoW last week too!, doesn't sound amazing :D. I still need to read the Parasol Protectorate books though, urgh if only I had the money and I didn't have a book buying ban in place!.