Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
Wow! What an adventure this book was! It's about three young ladies who meet fight crime and become friends. Cora, who describes herself as "one of the best organizers and problem solvers there is..", works for an inventor and MP. Nellie is a magician's assistant, who can break and enter. Michiko, is an assistant to a "martial arts" teacher. She is actually a samurai! Each girl has different qualities and make a great team. Together they discover (and foil) a plot to destroy London and find a murderer.
I hope there is another book in the mind of Adrienne Kress. This is a fantastic series for girls/teens. Heck, I am 50 and I loved it!
Quill and Quire Review
And then there was an explosion.
London, the year 1900. Three smart, savvy, very different young women are struggling to make their way in the world. Cora, a clever girl from the streets, has been taken in by the brilliant (if eccentric) scientist and inventor Lord White, for whom she works as a private secretary and lab assistant. Since being hired, Cora has become quite adept at putting things together and taking them apart, and has developed a fondness for explosions and experiments. Her position as Lord White’s secretary and right-arm woman, however, means she never really has the freedom or power to do as she so wishes, and more often than not she finds herself babysitting his lordship, instead of getting the respect she craves and deserves. More here.
I read this book for the Get Steampunk'd 2013 Challenge.