I've never done a cover reveal before, but Adrienne Kress is an up and coming author you need to pay attention to, and because she's Canadian, it likely means you won't. Don't understand that as a denunciation of Canadian fiction - it's just an awareness of how hard it is for a Canadian writer to get recognized inside our borders, let alone outside -- Canadian SF/F writers even more so. So I'm boosting the signal, to get you thinking about Adrienne's forthcoming YA steampunk, The Friday Society. While you're waiting for the release, get talking with Adrienne on Twitter, or reading her blog - she's one of those hip new authors who knows how to use social media.
Be Your Own Hero...
Set in London at the turn of the last century, the novel follows the stories of three intelligent and very talented young women, all of whom are assistants to very powerful men: Cora, lab assistant to a member of parliament; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant to a martial arts guru; and Nellie, a 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.
Told with Adrienne Kress's sharp wit and a great deal of irreverence, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike--well, relatively ladylike--heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.