"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.This book started off very well. I was actually surprised. Then, it fell into the cheesy middle grade-ness, that I kind of expected from its cover. Which was fine.. until it started to drag things out. I think the book was very reminiscent of Charlie's Angels.. with a steampunk vibe to it and overall was cute. I really did like Cora and Nellie's characters, but I felt a lack of connection between Michiko and thought something better should have been done there. After awhile, I just felt that the book lacked connection all the way through and just needed a little fine tuning.
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."