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100+ Book Giveaway Gail Carriger

Saturday, February 2, 2013



Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage Giveaway




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 the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.


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93 comments:

  1. erin said...:

    thanks for the awesome giveaway! I loved her Parasol Protectorate series and I can't wait to dive back into that world :)

  1. Pearl K said...:

    I'm curious on how this is gonna turn out. The story sounds amazing. I'm looking forward to see how Sophronia's life will be like in the academy.

  1. Sam said...:

    When I first read the excerpt for this book I was definitely interested and put it on my TBR shelf. The whole idea of the academy interests me and I'm excited to read about Sophronia's experience with it. It seems like a fun read that I would enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. A finishing school that teaches young girls how to be assassins? How could this not be interesting?

  1. I'm new to this series and am just looking forward to an interesting read.

  1. CatFire said...:

    Look out James Bond!! Your in for some competition - teenage style! What a fresh idea - a finishing school teaching the finer arts of "finishing someone or smeting off".

  1. Babel said...:

    If it's anything like the first series, I expect fun and action and wit :-) Thanks a lot!

  1. miki said...:

    I haven't read this author yet but i have her books on my wishlist so it's just one more i need to add

  1. I love the contrast of being a proper young lady and knowing how to kill a man ten ways with a spoon. Things like that intrigue me.

  1. Uh, everything? Seriously, love schools of assassins and it sounds so interesting, not to mention the great track record of this author. =)

  1. Hello, thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love books about assassins and strong female main characters who know how to fight. Can't wait to read this book.

  1. I've been wanting to read her adult books so I'm excited for a new YA series set in that world.

  1. Makaela said...:

    This book sounds incredible! I love the espionage idea in young adult. Can't wait! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Randi M said...:

    I love the Parasol Protectorate series (though I still need to finish it), so I'm excited to see what Gail does with a YA series! :)

  1. This is the kind of finishing school that I would love to be in!

  1. Jen B. said...:

    I love the Parasol Protectorate series and I am hoping that this new series is something I can share with my kids!

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  1. Shan said...:

    The Parasol Protectorate was such fun so I am looking forward to this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Natasha said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    This one sounds amazing!!

  1. I love books about boarding schools, especially ones that teach insanely awesome stuff! (I am a big Gallagher girl fan!)

  1. Angie said...:

    I love steampunks! That's the real factor in my desperate need for this book.

  1. The cover caught my attention and when I read the blurb, I was hooked. I love the idea of "proper" girls learning what they need to and also learning what they shouldn't be! Can't wait to read this series.

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing the meaning of "proper" girls.It's so awesome.

  1. Steph said...:

    I'm looking forward to everything!! The description sounds so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  1. I'm just excited that this one's YA so I can let my students read it!

  1. wwe11 said...:

    I am looking forward to the action.
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  1. Bea said...:

    I loved the Parasol Protectorate series and teh blurb for this new series sounds just as good.

  1. thanks for the chance to win, sounds like such an exciting book... would love to read it

  1. This sounds really good! Their schools sounds amazing!! I'd love to read this :D

  1. It looked fun, maybe fuuny. A steampunk novel done well.

  1. I'm excited to see how this book differs from her other series! Looks like it is definitely going to be interesting =D

  1. This book sounds great! I haven't read any of the other books yet, but this sounds like a good place to start!

  1. Meghan said...:

    I just like reading something from an author I've never read before.
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  1. Amber Hsu said...:

    I loved her previous series~ the Parasol Protectorate and I really want to read this one~~~

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    I am really interested in the universe!

  1. Wendi said...:

    I am interested because this is a new author to me and your write up looks like it is an amazing book

  1. I loved the Parasol Protectorate series and I know this is set in the same world, so I'm looking forward to revisiting it with a new set of characters!

  1. I am looking forward to read the skills and trainings they got in the school as well as how it differs from normal institution. And oh, how advanced their gadgets are!

  1. Miricle said...:

    I've been enjoying the Parasol Protectorate series and really like her writing style. It's fair to say I look forward to anything she writes.

  1. Oh this book sounds fantastic! :) I've seen some of my friends dying to read it and I must admit I'm really curious! :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

  1. Wood said...:

    This looks so cool! I love the finishing school with a twist concept :D

  1. *sigh* The cover is so pwetty. I'm definitely curious about this one.

  1. Shannon said...:

    Super excited about this book! I'm looking forward to the witty dialog!

  1. Steampunk is a new fav. for me. I'm super interested in this book!

  1. Mabel said...:

    I'm dying to know how well Gail Carriger can tell her story. I've heard she's an amazing writer! :D

  1. RIN said...:

    I'm looking forward tot he characters! I love characters that show conflicting traits. proper behavior yet death and espionage? count me in!

  1. bn100 said...:

    the steampunk aspect

  1. I'm looking forward to reading about Sophronia. I love girl characters who have their own way of doing things.

  1. poppy said...:

    I'm looking forward to Sophronia and how she deals with the charm school. I love strong female characters in books and she seems like one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Daniela said...:

    I'm dying to know how everything ends up. I love strong heroines in my books :)

  1. Hanner said...:

    I'm just excited to visit that world again from another perspective!

  1. Heather said...:

    Sophronia sounds like a terrific character, I think I would have been her friend. I'm looking forward to see how far she pushes the limits put on her.

  1. I look forward to reading Etiquette & Espionage :) I love the warmth and wit that infuse her books! :D

  1. I am looking forward to everything! I love books set back in the day : )

  1. Van Pham said...:

    I've read Ms. Carriger's adult novel, and am looking forward to everything I loved about the PP series in her new YA series. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm looking forward to learning more about the academy...I think it would have been a place I would have loved growing up! Well not the death and deceit part...but definitely the espionage part. I wanted to be a "spy" when I grew up. Although now that I AM grown up, I'm glad I'm not.

  1. I loved the Gallagher Girls books when I was little, and this looks like a great series for now that I'm older!

  1. Denise Z said...:

    I hope to learn how to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time ;=D This sounds like a fun read, thank you for sharing.

  1. I'm looking forward for the independent heroine and Im gonna look out for romance. :))

    -Riz Bulatao

  1. Jackie G. said...:

    I'm looking forward to the tea and the parasols. Most definitely. Oh, well and fancy gals doing kick-butt things!

  1. Hana GD said...:

    I'm so looking forward to how the characters' will be formed throughout the story, this seems so intriguing. ♥

  1. I am looking forward to reading about her struggles throughout the story. I want to see what her characters will be like and how the story plays out in the end. Thanks for this giveaway!

  1. I'm obsessed with steampunk, so I'm super excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. I'm curious on how this is gonna turn out.

  1. CĂ©line G. said...:

    I'll love to go back into the parasol protectorate universe. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  1. Kamla L. said...:

    I'm looking forward to the world building, suspense, all the steampunk aspects, political intrigue.

  1. the blurb for this novel sounds epic! I absolutely love reading about boarding schools, or elite academies so this sounds perfect! A shame this giveaway is not international...

  1. Mel rob said...:

    I'm ready to enter this steampunk world! :D Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Rain Jeys said...:

    Hopefully it will assuage my Gemma Doyle withdrawl. If not, it still sounds good.

  1. I can't wait to see how the two parts of the title play off each other in the plot. I mean, etiquette is fine, but you just can't beat espionage.

  1. xDarithz said...:

    I want to get into this book so much!I just think it'd be fun to read!

  1. Kiery said...:

    This sounds like a hilarious book! I'd love to read it!

  1. I have heard great things about the author and would love to give this a try. :)

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  1. So excited about this book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  1. The writing style; I love Gail Carriger's Soulless series and how it was written.

  1. let it be said...:

    Im looking forward to reading a book by a new author, and the espionage side of things :)
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  1. NenaTH said...:

    everything!!, this book sound so freaking interesting!!!!,

  1. Amie said...:

    I watched the trailer a while back and it is the coolest book trailer I've ever watched so I cannot wait to read it...I am looking for some actions and deadly dangerous but hilarious situations

  1. I'm just so excited to see strong, intelligent young women learning the art of spying and assassination (if necessary!) - while also learning the art of balancing a teacup on one's knee and eating dainty cookies while not dropping crumbs everywhere! Can't wait :)

  1. Suz Reads said...:

    I love the combination of learning proper behaviour and learning spycraft! Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how the girls are taught to be "proper" and fight at the same time! :D

  1. Sarah A. said...:

    I can't wait to learn more about the lessons the girls get - finishing school isn't just about etiquette anymore!

  1. Rachel said...:

    I love espionage books! Can't wait to read it!

  1. I'm looking forward to a strong heroine

  1. I loved the Parasol Protectorate series

  1. It just sounds so good and I've heard good things about it! I guess I'm looking forward to some ladies kickin' butt! :)

  1. A brave heroine and the setting. I like historical fiction!

  1. Reading how this story takes in another time period. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  1. I've seen it around on a lot of blogs and heard some great reviews on it. I'm just looking forward to something different. I really like the story line and I want to know more about what's going on. Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!

  1. I have heard great things about this author and I can't wait to start on her books!

  1. Jasmyn said...:

    I love the idea behind Parasol Protectorate and this sounds just as good.