Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Curtsies & Conspiracies

Curtsies & Conspiracies
By Gail Carriger
Little, Brown and Company, 2013. 310 pgs. Young Adult

This is the second book in the Finishing School Series, starting with Ettiquette & Espionage.  Sophronia is now earning top marks at Miss Geraldine's Finishing Academy where girls learn the arts of dance, dress, and etiquette... as well as death, diversion, and espionage.  The school year starts with a trip to London to witness a technological breakthrough, but Sophronia suspects something more serious than simple sightseeing is drawing them to London.  She will, of course, covertly investigate.

This continues to be a fun series with a main character that keeps me coming back.  Sophronia is clever, witty, and an incredibly talented spy, but she also has a "good" streak that really wins readers over.  I'm looking forward to more in this series.  The next book, Waistcoats & Weaponry, comes out this fall.


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