Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is for The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress (Dial Books for Young Readers):
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.
Told with Adrienne Kress’s sharp wit and a great deal of irreverence, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
I am a sucker for books with strong female characters, and this book seems to have three of them. I am also a fan of well-done historical fiction, and while I can’t say for sure that this is indeed well-done, the premise, with the three different girls and their backgrounds, sounds like it would be really interesting to me. I also love a good mystery, and while it’s probably not really historically correct, I tend to like books involving period girls solving crimes normally left to the men. Plus, don’t the girls’ jobs just sound awesome to read about?
Release Date: December 6, 2012
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Feel free to link me up! :)