Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #24

 
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 & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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???

15 comments:

  1. I love this cover!Cant wait to read this one.
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  2. This sounds very spy school Gallagher Girls like! I think it will be a fun read!
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  3. I can't wait to read this one either :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Kat
    Wit and Sin

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  4. I've seen this one around a lot lately! I love the cover! Great pick.

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  5. This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the heads up!

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  6. Woah! I just found your blog now, and it's absolutely gorgeous! :D

    I also had Etiquette and Espionage for my WoW last week :)

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  7. Ooo, I LOVE that cover! It matches your blog too ;)

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  8. This sounds very exciting, good pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

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  9. I've seen this one a couple times today. It's a little off of what I usually read, but it sounds interesting. Adding it to my tbr!
    Great pick!

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    -Kait @ YA Vixens

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  10. This one looks great! It seems to be on a lot of other people's lists too!
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  11. Yay, I'm really looking forward to this one! I also love the cover; the way she's holding those scissors... XD

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  12. I have seen this one only a couple of times, but it does sounds really interesting. Great pick! Here is my WoW!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf
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  13. Awesome pick! Totally can't wait for this one too. It's such a cool concept! Yay for strong female characters! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
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  14. I agree!!!!! I can't wait for this one! This one sounds absolutely PERFECT!! GREAT pick! Happy reading girlie! Have a great week!

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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