Ladies of Quality (The Finishing School series, by Gail Carriger)Read about another entry on the list.
Forget magic, how does training to be an assassin sound? Enroll yourself in this fantastical academy with a killer curriculum. Attend classes in a schoolroom that floats over Scotland in a dirigible and learn everything you need to make a lethal move into high society. Vampires, werewolves, and the proper use of fans are of considerable interest to every young lady of a certain means and murderous intent. Gail Carriger’s hilarious, witty steampunk comedy of manners is a prequel to her lovely Parasol Protectorate series. Each book is full to the brim with charm, humor, and turns of phrase sharp enough to cut—important skills for any assassin-in-training.
Etiquette and Espionage is among Katherine Monasterio's four unique YA steampunk novels.
The Page 69 Test: Waistcoats & Weaponry.
The Page 69 Test: Manners & Mutiny.