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The Friday Society (edition 2012)

by Adrienne Kress

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Title:The Friday Society
Authors:Adrienne Kress
Info:Dial (2012), Hardcover, 448 pages
Collections:2013
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This book is very creative and action-packed, but it depended on a lot of coincidence and that can get a bit annoying. The girls all happen to be assistants to powerful men, they all happen upon a body, and they can all get out of any troublesome situation with ease due to very specific skills they each have. I found the relationship between the three girls thin and the fact that Michiku speaks very little English didn't help the interactions between the characters. One of the mysteries the girls are trying to solve is predictable, but the ending has tons of action. If you are looking for a steampunk book with independent female characters this is an option. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book is very creative and action-packed, but it depended on a lot of coincidence and that can get a bit annoying. The girls all happen to be assistants to powerful men, they all happen upon a body, and they can all get out of any troublesome situation with ease due to very specific skills they each have. I found the relationship between the three girls thin and the fact that Michiku speaks very little English didn't help the interactions between the characters. One of the mysteries the girls are trying to solve is predictable, but the ending has tons of action. If you are looking for a steampunk book with independent female characters this is an option. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book is very creative and action-packed, but it depended on a lot of coincidence and that can get a bit annoying. The girls all happen to be assistants to powerful men, they all happen upon a body, and they can all get out of any troublesome situation with ease due to very specific skills they each have. I found the relationship between the three girls thin and the fact that Michiku speaks very little English didn't help the interactions between the characters. One of the mysteries the girls are trying to solve is predictable, but the ending has tons of action. If you are looking for a steampunk book with independent female characters this is an option. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
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.
  lkmuir | Nov 30, 2015 |
The Friday Society should be one of every teen girl's favorite books. It takes place in a fictional world: Our late 19th/early 20th century, but with steam-punk and follows the stories of three bad-ass teen girls.

It starts off with a bang... literally! Cora is the first of the three girls we meet. She is in her lab where she shadows a secret inventor politician. She loves science. Nellie is the next girl we meet. She is blonde, beautiful, and a magician's assistant. Miko is the third and final girl we meet. She is a samurai, trained in Japan, but under appreciated, so she escapes to America where unfortunately she finds a rotten wannabe American "samurai expert" to take her in.

The overall story is interwoven between the three girls. Each chapter is exciting and telling. The jumping back and forth between story lines is pleasant because we get to learn about each girl's past and see how their future is evolving in front of their very eyes.

As we are introduced to the people in each of their lives, the girls discover a headless body. The seemingly toughest character, Miko, faints and ends up being taken care of by Cora and Nellie. What transpires after this point are the girls' plans to solve the case and figure out whom they really trust. It's funny, admirable, and exciting all the way through. It was an incredibly fun read.

Unfortunately, there isn't much steam-punk, so if that's what you're looking for you'll find bits of steam-punk accessories and weapons scattered throughout, but it doesn't focus on that element. ( )
  theindigoshelf | Jul 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803737610, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:35 -0400)

Cora, Nellie, and Michiko, teenaged assistants to three powerful men in Edwardian London, meet by chance at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered man, leading the three to work together to solve this and related crimes without drawing undue attention to themselves.… (more)

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