Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Waiting on Wednesday
Book 1 in a series?
AUTHOR: Adrienne Kress
GENRE: Steampunk, mystery
SUMMARY FROM PUBLISHER: An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns--and the heroines who use them all
Set in Edwardian London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician's assistant. The three young women's lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.
It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder--and the crimes they believe may be connected to it--without calling too much attention to themselves.
RELEASE DATE: December 6th
WHY I'M EAGER: Um...look at that cover. Read the summary. Any questions? This book sounds like it has everything I love: mystery, steampunk setting, sassy girls who get things done and what promises to be a humorous romp a la Parasol Protectorate. I've read one of Kress's middle-grade books before and liked it quite a bit so I am really looking forward to her making a splash in YA.