Etiquette and Espionage
* * * * */ Five Stars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Humor, Mystery, Suspense, Intrigue, Fantasy
In this amazing book by Gail Carriger, you meet the lovable and humorous Sophronia, a girl living in the 1800s. She isn't like her many older sisters; she enjoys climbing elevator shafts, playing in the mud with her brothers, and annoying her mother. When her family is recommended by their neighbor to Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing School, Sophronia's mother jumps at the opportunity to send her there. At first, Sophronia is dreading the experience, thinking it to be a boring school that will teach her manners and curtsies all day, but she is in for quite the surprise; at this school, all the girls learn to finish . . . everything. From eyelash fluttering to knife throwing, Sophronia soon realizes that this school has it all. Is she ready to be thrown into this wacky world of tea parties AND assassinations, or will her adventures there prove that she can't handle the weight of this extraordinary profession?
I love the crazy steam-punk universe that the author has created. This book is crafted with humor, adventure, the supernatural and so much more, which will make it an instant hit with anyone who reads it!