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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #14

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on :). 

Etiquette and Espionage - Gail Carriger

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.

I've yet to read a book by Gail Carriger but my copy of Soulless arrived a few days ago so looking forward to sinking my teeth into it! This book sounds amazing and I was gutted that I didn't get approved to read it on Net Galley! Haha. Can't wait to grab a copy of this bad boy :).



  1. Gail Carriger is a riot. I have only read Soulless but honestly, my stomach is still sore from all the laughter (and I read it like 6 months ago!). I cannot wait for her YA debut. It'll be interesting to see if she can reign herself in and keep YA. ; ) Great pick!

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  2. Nice one! Read this and liked it, but didn't love it like I had hoped.

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  3. Oh, cool. I love when an author can create another series based in the same world as an existing series.

  4. This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.

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  5. Yes, yes, yes, this is one I am definitely waiting on as well.

    Thank you for stopping by My WoW and sharing a link to yours!

  6. I've seen this a few times, and added it to my TBR! Great choice!
    Beth @ YA Vixens

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  7. I've only read Soulless. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Love this cover.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  9. Not long to wait for this one thankfully!

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  10. I just ordered Soulles myself - I can't wait to read it either! I think I will read soulles first before contemplating buying Etiquette & Espionage though. Great pick!

    Patricia @ Night Readings

  11. I'd love to get this book, looks amazing. As well as author's other books :D

    Hope you get it soon and thanks for stopping by :)

  12. Love her books and looking forward to this as well. Thanks for stopping by

  13. I haven't read anything by Gail Carriger yet, but I really should, seeing as I got super into steampunk in the middle of last year and I hear nothing but great things about her books!

  14. I can't wait until this book comes out! It sounds really great.

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  15. I wanted to read this one until I realized the girl was only fourteen and it kind of turned me off haha, I don't think I'll be able to relate to her :/

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  16. I just bought Soulless a few weeks ago and it's sitting on my TBR shelf. I want Etiquette & Espionage too because steampunk spies/assassins!!! It's bound to be a fantastic and exciting adventure :D

  17. This looks like an awesome book. I hope you enjoy it as well.



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