Waiting on Wednesday: Etiquette & Espionage

This little gem is hosted over at Breaking the Spine.

One book I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on is:

Etiquette and 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.  (Goodreads blurb)

The Why: The cover. The title. The blurb. It's all rockin'. Sounds like an awesome read to me! Although it worries me a little about the main character only being 14, but hopefully the author writes her with a little maturity. Now. Why couldn't I have gone to a boarding school like this? What kid DOESN'T need to learn about the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage and modern weaponries?  Oh yeah can't wait for this one!
To be published: February 5, 2013


  1. I totally agree with you for the fact the main character is 14 not that i have any problem reading for much younger characters than me but still.. :)

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  2. Yes! I am SO excited for this one!!! It looks amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on it!! Awesome choice!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  3. This sounds awesome. Great pick. I have to make sure this is on my TBR.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  4. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover and the concept.

  5. I'm definitely pretty interested in checking this one out whenever I get a chance.

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. I hadn't heard of this one before but it does sound intriguing! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  7. The book sounds interesting. I might give it a try when it comes out. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Nice pick!
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