Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #79

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carriger 

Goodreads synopsis:
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 a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.
I read Soulless by Gail Carriger (my review and interview), which is the first in her Parasol Protectorate series, last year, and I absolutely loved it! It's probably one of the funniest books I've ever read in my life - I loved everything about it. I also went to meet Gail at a Steampunk event last year, and she's a really wonderful lady. So it's fairly obvious that I'd want to read this. It's YA, rather than the adult genre of her previous series, so it'll be a little different to her previous stuff, but I don't think it'll be all too different. The synopsis makes me think that it'll have the same quirky style and brilliant sense of humour that her other books have.
I need to get this off the wishlist and onto my shelves very soon!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Karin said...

I loved this book. A perfect Gail Carriger :) Just need to write the review. Hope you'll read it soon because I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Shona Wood said...

Thanks for hosting Dani! I really like the sound of this and am tempted to try Soulless too :) It's awesome that you've met the author, I hope you enjoy it when you get it
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Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Nice pick, totally want this one myself. Looking forward to the author's books!

Happy reading, hope you get it soon!

Elisa said...

I have this on my wishlist too. To be honest I was attracted by the cover at the first time, but the story too sounds really interesting.
Great pick this week =) said...

I read Etiquette & Espionage a few weeks ago. I liked it a lot, although not as much as the Parasol Protectorate books, which I adore! I'd definitely recommend finishing that series -- so good!


Ashley Montgomery said...

Sound pretty interesting. Hope you get it soon.

Happy reading!

beccabooklover said...

I'm planning on picking up Soulless sometime this month! I've already got this one on my wishlist. love the concept, love the cover :) Great choice!


Allison said...

Etiquette and Espionage sounds like delicious fun. I think sharing our wish lists might be dangerous. They could result in our own continuing to increase. :-)

b_ls said...

I have heard a lot about this one and seen it around on some other blogs. I love the way it sounds. Kinda different from what's out there. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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