waiting on wednesday (53)

Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Gail Carriger started off by writing engaging steampunk for adults.  Her novel Soulless, the first of the Parasol Protectorate series, was a hoot and a half.  Carriger is following up that success with a steampunk series for the young adult audience.  The first book, Etiquette & Espionage, introduced a school on a dirigible, a mystery, and many moments of hilarity.  I'll review it later today, as part of Girls in Steampunk Week.  The good news is that Carriger is continuing on, and the second book in the Finishing School series comes out later this year.  Curtsies & Conspiracies will be released on November 5th, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette).

curtsies & conspiracies by gail carriger book cover
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?

Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised?). Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card. 

In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger's YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

What books are you waiting on?
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Tales of Whimsy said...

I love the cover.

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alicia♥ said...

I haven't read Etiquette & Espionage but everyone's being saying how good it is!! The covers are just so darn pretty too :)

Alicia @ Summer Next Top Story

Somewhere Only We Know said...

I've got to read Etiquette and Espionage. I'm not even sure I have that marked on my Goodreads list. Need to do that. Nice choice!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Kate said...

Great choice! I really want to read this series

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Nina said...

I still need to get the first book! :)

Tabitha (Pabkins) said...

I just recently bought the first book and own several of the adult ones but still haven't gotten to them LOL I need to!

vvb32 reads said...

goodness! already? i'm behind and still have to read book one. this cover looks awesome.

Liviania said...

I have E&E sitting in my reading queue, especially after everyone said it's even better than Soulless. (I liked Soulless, but that series went downhill fast.)

Krystianna said...

I've heard such great things about this series. I'm definitely going to have to check it out. I love the covers as well. I'm a new follower on Twitter. :)
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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