Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases for books we can't wait to read.

My pick is Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger!

Goodreads summary:

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.

My thoughts:

I'm so excited for this!  November can't come fast enough.  I just read the first book in this series, Etiquette & Espionage, this past week.  It was so charming and funny, and I love the steampunk feel to this series. 

Also, is it me or do these books have some of the absolute best titles/covers ever?  I'm obsessed with these gorgeous covers, and I think the titles are so clever.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 

~ The Bookworm


  1. I haven't read any of Gail's other books, though I have seen the first book in this series make it's way around the blogosphere! The titles are really cool! The covers... not doing much for me. But that's okay!

    Hope you get to read this one soon! :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  2. Nice cover and the steampunk element sounds cool too. Steampunk + spy school= win!

  3. This sounds fantastic! I love The Gallagher Girls series, and this sounds like it'd be similar. Awesome cover too. Love those blues.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)