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The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Book Review

The Friday Society
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.

The Friday Society sounded amazing, so I was really, really happy when I was given the chance to read this book. It lived completely up to my expectations and was a spectacular read!

I’’m relatively new to reading steampunk, but so far, The Friday Society is the best steampunk novel I’ve ever read. Both the plot and the characters were amazing ;)

As you can tell by the awesome cover, The Friday Society focuses on three different heroines, and it switches between their point-of-views. Cora is the assistant of an inventor, Nellie is a magician’s assistant, and Michiko is the assistant of a Japanese fighter. I really liked Cora and Michiko, but my favorite character was Nellie. She was a really sweet and nice person, and I loved how she always said exactly what she felt. Cora was super independent and an overall strong person. For Michiko, she wasn’t my favorite character, but I really enjoyed her story. She was from Japan and spoke very little English, which made some things pretty difficult for her. She was an amazing fighter, but she was the only one out of the three girls who didn’t like her boss, and for good reason.

The three girls were all brought together after discovering a murdered man outside of a ball that they are all attending. From there, they set to work trying to solve the mystery. I loved how suspenseful and interesting all of this was. Also, I thought the romance (two of the girls had different love interests) was really unique and at times, sweet. Both the romance and the plot had shocking twists and surprises towards the end and  I couldn’t put the book down, at all.

The Friday Society is an absolutely amazing read that is one of my favorite reads so far this entire year. I’d give it 5 out of 5 flowers! :) Even if you aren’t a fan of steampunk, if you like the idea of girl power and an amazing plot, check this book out!

Thank you so much to Around The World ARC Tours for loaning me a copy of this book to read! :)


  1. This sounds quite fun. I like that it's mystery, suspense and steampunk altogether. What a lovely review! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am sooo intrigued by this book after your review. This is going to be my first Steampunk novel, so I am very excited to see how it turns out. I love the sound of the characters and the whole mystery plot sounds fun too! :D I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the awesome review, Montana!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

    1. I loved it, steampunk is a really cool genre :) I hope you love it once you read it!

  3. great review! I've been hearing good things about this book lately ... and your review is really favorable too. I have been reading some steampunk & clockwork-y stuff lately - this one sounds like fun!

    Lynne @

  4. THE FRIDAY SOCIETY does looks fabulous. So glad you liked it.

  5. Mystery, murder, suspense, girl power and steampunk? Sounds so fabulous! I've read a lot of 5 stars reviews, like yours, about this book and it sure made my top wish list of this end of the year ^^


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