Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.
Here's my selection for this week...
Etiquette & (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little Brown for Young Readers
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.
This book sounds PERFECT for me!! Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality… I’m thinking I would have done MUCH better in school if that’s where I ended up. Put me in a pretty dress, fancy up my hair and show me how to curtsy and throw a knife… YUP right up my alley… perfect grades for this girl. After reading the excerpt on this book, it’s definitely taken top spot on my wishlist. Has anyone else heard of this one? Sounds pretty cool, right?
Sooo, what book are you waiting on???