The Friday Society (2012) is a young adult steampunk novel written Adrienne Kress and published by Dial Books.

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 intelligent and talented young women who work as assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, combat instruction assistant; and Nellie, magician’s assistant. Their lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball 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.

Watch the book trailer here …

My thoughts… The Friday Society is steampunk-lite. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a fun and imaginative adventure filled with dirigibles, steam-powered gadgets, clockwork devices, goggles, tweed trousers, and, of course, corsets! I love this book and I hope that, one day, Adrienne Kress delivers a sequel!

Read my (more extensive) post on MHE (here).