Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - 11.20.13

I'm waiting for...

Curtsies & Conspiracies
(Finishing School)
by Gail Carriger
just released: November 5, 2013

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 field 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 New York Times bestselling 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.


I picked this one as it is in keeping with my current virtual steampunk book event, TEA on The Filigree - you are invited, check it out.


* Waiting on Wednesday is sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


  1. I still haven't read Etiquette & Espionage but I hav heard great things. Nice pick.

  2. I've had my eye on this series too.

  3. i still need to read something by this author!! i'm especially intrigued by this series!

  4. I have heard so many great things about this series. I hope you get to enjoy soon. Thanks for stopping by my WOW:)

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