Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #5

 Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by Little Brown and Company
YA, Steampunk

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.

Soulless (Parasol Protector...So, guys check out that super cool cover, the scissors!!! If you haven't heard of Gail Carriger, she is the NY Times Bestselling Author of The Parasol Protectrate Series, which I own a few of the books, but have yet to start this series. This one sounds really good and I can't wait for this one, since I've been enjoying steampunk lately, maybe this one will be another great read! 


  1. I really like Gail Carriger - great choice :)

  2. I haven't read The Parasol Protectorate but this one sounds really good. I'll have to check them out. Great pick :)

  3. I've never read anything by her but a lot of my friends like her Parasol series. It sounds really neat!!

  4. I love the cover and the synopsis. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Such a great cover! And synopsis. Great choice, I am anxious for this one too.

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  6. Haven't read the 1st but sounds interesting.
    Hope you get a chance to read it soon,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Great pick! This sounds really good. I'm definitely going to check it out. Plus, the cover is pretty!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Haha, this sounds like a lot of fun. :) I loved Soulless, so I'm sure I'll love this as well! Great pick!

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  9. I am super excited for this one!!! I adore the cover and the book sounds really good! Great choice! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds great, might have to add it to my list.

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  11. I haven't heard of this one until now! This sounds amazing! I am definitely keeping my eyes open for this one. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. I LOVE Gail. Her Parasol Protectorate books are SO much fun, and I can't believe I have to wait for 2013 for this!

  13. This looks so good. Amazing cover as well. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  14. I can't wait for this either! I've only read the first Parasol Protectorate book, but loved it. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  15. This one has been on my TBR list for a while now and it's one of my most anticipated of next year! GORGEOUS cover!
    WoW at Libby Blog

  16. Oh wow, this is a new one to me. Looks and sounds good.

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  17. Ooooo crystal ball! I adore your beautiful waiting on Wednesday button! This book sounds so good! I love the steampuck style and how it's set at a sepecial boarding school!