November 21, 2012

WoW: THE FRIDAY SOCIETY by Adrienne Kress

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

Book blurb (from goodreads):
An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all.

Set in turn of the century 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.

Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

Available December 6, 2012

This sounds like loads of fun. Plus, I love me some steampunk. I'm curious as to why these women are all assistants to powerful men, as opposed to being their own bosses, and I'm also a little wary of potential Asian stereotypes, but I'm willing to go into this book with an open mind. Hopefully it'll surprise and delight me :)

Happy Wednesday, guys ♥

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