BFYA Nomination for Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage has been nominated by the American Library Association as one of 2013’s Best Fiction for Young Adults!

Many thanks to all the wonderful librarians out there.


I can’t tell you how honored I am to be recognized by librarians. I pretty much grew up inside libraries. I believe many of us writers did. My first job was as a library page (shelving books and getting distracted in corners reading them). Whenever I’m home, I still visit my old boss at the library (and we are talking over two decades now). Some of the most heroic people I know are librarians. I am touched to have been so championed, first with an Alex Award for Soulless and now with this nomination.

At AnomolyCon I got to meet a number of librarians and it is always a delight. (More on the con to come.)

Thank you all again.

“Harry Potter meets Jeeves & Wooster. Or, if Jane Austen wrote Harry Potter after apprenticing under P.G. Wodehouse and H.G. Wells.”

Young Adult Books Central

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Burn Bright says,

“Carriger’s voice is almost like another character in the book; quirky, witty and delightful. From the opening page it draws you in, imbuing everyday objects with motives and making the most tedious events into adventures.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques says,

“Etiquette & Espionage is an entertaining book that examines the rituals of polite society in 1851, and the clever women who manipulate it behind the scenes… It’s a humorous book focusing on a young woman who can’t help but find herself in scrapes.”

Fabbity Fab Book Reviews says,

“Mrs. Temminnick’s youngest most difficult daughter has just been whisked away to an agency that trains women to duel, fight, spy, wound, poison, deceive and kill. Admittedly, this is all learned while learning to dance, curtsy and bat eyelashes with the utmost perfection.”

Up In the Bibliosphere says,

“Gail Carriger writes the most amusing books…Sophronia was a very sensible character, despite her lackluster curtsy, and her ragtag group of friends were just as well developed.”

Book Sp(l)ot Reviews says,

“Etiquette and Espionage is wildly imaginative and draws readers in from the very beginning. Sophronia is a fun character, one you know right away is not the typical Victorian teenage girl.”

Quote of the Day:

“It was Warren Dibrell, a noted profligate about town – gambler, libertine, and infidel – the most dangerous because his person was handsome and his manners winning.”

~ Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine August 1872

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  1. Anonymous said:

    Congrats! I work at a library and am working in my masters in library science. The Soulless series is featured as a staff pick in our library system and it's pretty popular :0)

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