Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
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.
I loved The Friday Society. In fact, I have no complaints about the book. Towards the middle of the book, I was beginning to wonder why the title was The Friday Society. By the end of the book, it is revealed why the book is named that. I loved the author’s witty sense of humor. There wasn’t a chapter where I wasn’t chuckling, if not full out laughing, at least once. Normally in books I can’t stand it when the character’s perspectives are switching every chapter. However, it seemed to work really well in The Friday Society. Maybe it was because even though the perspectives are switching, the book is written in third person. I liked most of the characters. The only character I couldn’t stand was Callum. He was arrogant, rude, and just an asshole in general. I thought it was hilarious that Michiko kept calling him Callum-kun. I’m hoping that the author writes a sequel about the girls adventures. I would definitely love to learn more about the characters. I even think it would be cool to learn more about the minor characters, such as Lord White and Raheem.
I give The Friday Society: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.