Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (71)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger 
The Finishing School (#1) 
February 13, 2013
Little, Brown and Company 
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.
I have yet to read anything by this author but I've heard that she's really, really good. Not only do I like the cover, it sounds pretty awesome too: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries! I mean, seriously? I want to go to this school!

The Debutantes by Cora Harrison
August 2, 2012 
Pan Macmillan Childrens
It’s 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties. Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Rose Derrington are desperate to be part of it, but stuck in an enormous crumbling house in the country, with no money and no fashionable dresses, the excitement seems a lifetime away.

Luckily the girls each have a plan for escaping their humdrum country life: Rose wants to be a novelist, Poppy a jazz musician and Daisy a famous film director. Violet, however, has only one ambition: to become the perfect Debutante, so that she can go to London and catch the eye of Prince George, the most eligible bachelor in the country.

But a house as big and old as Beech Grove Manor hides many secrets, and Daisy is about to uncover one so huge it could ruin all their plans—ruin everything—forever.
It's the '20s in LONDON and that cover is so...I love it! And it sounds super good too, doesn't it? 


  1. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Both are great picks and on my TBR list. I love the sound of these historical reads!

  2. How is it that I haven't heard of Etiquette & Espionnage?! It sounds awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW today!

    Radiant Shadows

  3. Jenny @ Supernatural SnarkJuly 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Ooooo you picked two great ones Kailia! I'm really excited about both of these, particularly Etiquette and Espionage because I adore Gail Carriger:) I'm with you on the cover - the pink and black are gorgeous!

  4. Ooh, love the covers. And they sound like great reads to. :)

  5. Thanks Jenny! I haven't read anything by Gail Carriger but I think I'd like her books; they sound like my kind of stuff!

  6. Thanks! i love historical too!