Wishlist Wednesday #62 (11/14/12)
Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop (hosted by Pen to Paper) where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Expected publication: 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 found this one just cruising around Goodreads one afternoon. I have a ridiculous love for teenage spy or thief plots. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig and Heist Society by Ally Carter are some of my favorites in this genre. I noticed that Carriger even has another series that is set after Etiquette & Espionage but is in the same universe but it looks more supernatural than anything else. So I’m not quite sure what I’m going to be getting with Etiquette & Espionage if it’s set in the same universe as the more supernatural sounding Parasol Protectorate series. But I can’t wait to find out!
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