Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (#11) - Etiquette & Espionage



Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

 
 Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

 
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.
 
Wow! This one sounds so cool and so interesting I need my hands on it! Plus a quirky vintage cover, steampunk elements, and a finishing school? Count me in! And it also comes around my birthday! (:
 
Etiquette and Espionage will be released on Feburary 5, 2013 by Little, Brown Books
 


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