The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

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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.
 

About Adrienne Kress

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Adrienne Kress (www.adriennekress.com) studied at the University of Toronto, and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her time in the UK served as inspiration for her middle-grade books, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate. Adrienne has since returned to Toronto, where she acts, directs, produces, and writes.
 
Published December 6, 2012 by Dial. 448 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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Cora (commoner assistant to a mad, noble inventor with a secret basement lair), Nellie (beautiful assistant to a mysterious, all-knowing magician, a great character diminished by stereotypical exotic Othering) and Michiko (Japanese assistant to a drunken sword-fighting instructor, with more stere...

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In this rowdy steampunk adventure, Kress (Alex and the Ironic Gentleman) introduces three dashing teenage heroines: Cora, brilliant lab assistant to inventor and politician Lord White;

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I found it a little more complex than that, though: after all, her tendency to do that makes sense both within her worldview and her personality, and while she comments on his yoga, his incense, his tapestries, etc., her ‘Othering’ of him struck me as more hero-worship than anything else.

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With her novel "The Friday Society," author Adrienne Kress aims to appeal to girls (teens) who want to read action/adventure stories about teenage girls.

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Cora’s relationship with the new lab assistant is key to the story, but Kress also hints at her interest in the Magician;

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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–withou...

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io9

Her newest book, The Friday Society, is the origin story of how three teen girls in London end up working together to solve a series of crimes and murders.

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RazOrBill

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;

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RazOrBill

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;

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