Since I’m not doing reviews anymore, I thought I can still share with you what I have completed reading. I just finished this one yesterday:
Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
Release Date: December 2012
Summary: 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.
Notes: It doesn’t take itself seriously, in the good way. It’s not exactly hardcore steampunk for hard fans of steampunk. Take what you will with that.
I debated writing this or not but I will since it irks me too much. The Japanese name marker: kun, is not used for those of lesser “value” but of equal value. So the explanation in this book is wrong, to some degree as it does this strange self correction that isn’t really a self correction… Two, the word dead in Japanese is not one syllable like English so that one descriptor when describing dead as one syllable when Michiko was clearly portrayed as speaking Japanese is also wrong. That is all.
Entertaining, light, fun, on a not so serious day or mood.