Waiting on Wednesday is an idea taken from Jill at Breaking the Spine
You guys. YOU GUYS!
I’m pretty sure covers like this are why WAITING ON WEDNESDAY was invented. Because, oh, I can’t even. Just look at it!
Are you seeing what I am seeing here? THE GEARS? THE GUNS? THE GIRLS? (The tiny screws that make it look like the picture is attached to the cover!) It is pretty much EVERYTHING I ASK FOR from a book.
I should probably stop flailing and tell you what it is about.
THE FRIDAY SOCIETY, by Adrienne Kress is, essentially, an Edwardian Charlie’s Angels, without Charlie. It also has my favourite tag line of any book, ever*:
An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns–and the heroines who use them all.
It also has a pretty great summary:
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.
I’ve been waiting for the cover to drop since I first found out this book was going to exist, back at the launch party for Megan Crewe’s THE WAY WE FALL. I only got to meet Kress briefly, but she is a personality, and if this book has even half her spunk (and, let’s face it, HAVE YOU SEEN THE COVER?), it will be a fantastic read.
Can it be December 6th now?
*Hello! Have we met yet? I use superlatives ALL THE TIME and I always mean them. I am an emotional sort, given to love things at the drop of a hat.