November 17, 2014

#Review of Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by @gailcarriger

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.






 About the Author

Biography

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She survived her early years by reading most of her local library and memorizing Greek battles. Eventually, she escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. In pursuit of further finishing, Ms. Carriger traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless & Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. There are manga versions of the first three books all called Soulless (Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & Vol. 3). All the books were NYT bestsellers. Her young adult Finishing School series includes Etiquette & Espionage (debuted at #9 on NYT) and Curtsies & Conspiracies (NYT #5). The third in the series, Waistcoats & Weaponry is due out Nov. 4, 2014. With the final volume, Manners & Mutiny in 2015.

Gail recently announced the Custard Protocol series, which begins with Prudence, coming in March of 2015.

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OMG this book has been laying around FOREVER!! Then book two came out and I got it as well. Now book three is out and well I had it as a review copy.  However, I tried so hard to love this book.  I am a die hard lover of all things steampunk.  But, this one just didnt work for me.  I am not sure if it was the pacing or the story itself.  But, I just couldn't get into it.  I did love the start of this one but somewhere around the middle it fell apart for me.


 Go Into This One Knowing 
Fast to start then it just didnt work. 


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  Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.

1 comments:

Thais Pampado said...

It's too bad you didn't like it. I got really excited with the synopsis, and I read other books by Gail Carriger and liked them so I got curious about this one.

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