Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [9]

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


Since I'm currently working my way through Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series and I'm absolutely loving it, you can imagine my excitement when discovering her newest series will be set in the same universe. While there won't be any Alexia Tarabotti, I'm still looking forward to anything written by Carriger. She's brilliant, witty, and a whole lot of fun. Everyone should give this author a try.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.

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. 






23 comments:

Shelley Romano said...

Oooh, I was going to go with this one as well. Very cleverly done cover :O)

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Such a pretty cover Cat! I need to read That Parasol series as well...I hear they're really good, and I thought you didn't like them, and now I've been noticing you do, so obviously I was confused! Lol. I plan on reading this as well!!;)

Pocketful of Books said...

Hee hee this sound like so much fun- I haven't read the Parasol series but I really want to! The covers are always so good!

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Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I love her covers! I really need to read book 2 in the Parasol series :)

elena said...
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elena said...

Ahh this sounds SO COOL! Love the title, cover, and summary. Victorian spies? Yes please! Maybe I'll try the Parasol series while I wait for this one.

Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog said...

This book sounds amazing and I love the cover- why did it have to be YA? *sad julie* LOL :) Thanks for the heads up. I'm definitely checking out this author :)

Lucy said...

I love the Parasol series! I was so sad when it ended so I'm really looking forward to this too :D Can't wait!!

Lee @shewolfreads said...

I love this series. Can't wait for this release!

Dani said...

This book does sound interesting. I will have to add it to my TBR shelf.
Thanks for sharing!
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Jamie said...

Looks like a great series, Cat. I guess I should read the Protectorate at some point ;-)

Paige said...

Haven't heard of this one but it sounds cool. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

~Paige @ Comfort Books
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Cecelia said...

I don't know how I hadn't heard of this one yet (as I LOVE steampunk and YA!), but I am all in. Can't wait. Great pick!

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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Someone else had this one too and I was so intrigued! I already added it to my TBR list! Great choice :)

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fishgirl182 said...

i was just drooling over this book last week. i love the cover. can't wait!

SQT said...

Love Gail Carriger. She's a perfect fit for YA and I expect this will be good.
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Braine @ Talk Supe said...

We just had an Alexia & Ivy moment earlier and we thought about you since you're in Nashville too. That would've been fun to have! LOL

This sounds exciting! Cimmaron is looking forward to this too.

Alexa said...

I swear I need to get on reading this series so that I would be ready when the YA spin off comes out.

I hope you enjoy this once you get your hands on a copy. :)

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

Looks like a YA book I can get into....thanks for stopping through
Sharonda

Cimmaron @ Talksupe said...

Ooooo….this is the first time I've seen the cover for her new series. LOVE IT! Love Gail and her writing so excited she has finishing school and another series with prudence coming in 2013.

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

I've only read the first book in the adult series and loved it, so I know this one is going to be great too! Too long to wait *sigh*

Thanks for stopping by!

MorganvilleVampiresFan#1 said...

Looks really good..i haven't seen it before! The cover looks great lets hope the book is too. Will look into it when i get time! :)

The Teen Book Guru said...

Great choice!! I've put it on my TBR list. I'm a new follower and thought I'd drop by to say HI!

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Thanks!

-Riya

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