Monday, December 10, 2012

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

The Friday Society
Release Date: December 11th, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Canada
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 440 Pages
Series: None
Format: Arc
Source: From publisher
Reason: Blog tour
Find the Author: Website
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon

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.

Hello Steampunk! This is a genre that I have only dabbled in slightly. Not because I don't think I'll like it but mainly because I have yet to find that one that blows me away...Until now!

Adrienne Kress has officially made me a GIANT fan of Steampunk thanks to her wonderful, action packed young adult debut, The Friday SocietyThe captivating cover alone will be the first reason why you pick it up. The summary will be the reason why you buy it. The stunning storyline, bold(butt kicking) characters and lovely writing style will be the few out of many reasons why you will love this epic tale!

You're probably saying "Is this a book review or a rave?". Well, it's a little bit of both! I can't talk about this book without raving about it.  The Friday Society contains not one, not two but three(yes three!) crime fighting, butt-kicking, enchanting female characters. Girl power!

In short The Friday Society was a wonderful reading experience. I really had a blast when I read this one! Adrienne Kress did a beautiful job penning Victorian England and the character development was flawless. Every character was their own, and to have 3 female leads, she pulled that off effortlessly!

Move over Charlie's Angels!
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  1. I haven't read any Steampunk either. I still can't get used to the term "turn of the century" no longer meaning the 20th century.

  2. I've been wondering about this one and if it could blow you away like that, I've definitely got to check it out! I'm currently finishing up Stormdancer, the first steampunk I've ever read. It's good, but there are some stylistic errors that keep grating on me.


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