Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
I found myself totally enjoying this new series. I will most definitely buy the next one. Interesting characters, plot and well written. It's a winner.
As a huge fan of Carriger's Parasol Protectorate novels, I got this book the day it was released. It is a prequel to those stories, with the origins of some characters from those books as part of it.
But really it isn't about the same thing the other books were, even if they share some characters. It s a new story about Sophronia, the Cinderella of a steampunk age. She is the troublesome child of proper Victorian parents who simply don't know what to do with her blueblood tendencies. Until the day a family friend suggest they send her off to a special finishing school.
The book is fun with Carriger's quirky and lovable outsider characterization. We get another look at her steampunk world and it is even more fun this time.
It does seem this book was a little rush, especially towards the end. The story is going along showing you various things and suddenly does some climatic stuff and boom is over. It leaves you wanting to know more and feeling you've missed something. It's obviously a first book in a series as a result.
Even though it is a "young adult" novel, it's a fun read for fans of any age.
The sense of humor and the world of Steampunk Victorian England.
The imagination and care to detail.
Not had the opportunity yet.
The characters in this book are fun, engaging. Momies is very overworked, and Soap is a scamp. Can't wait for more.
the people in the book, are real for the time and age. but the science is the best.
I did giggle, and it kept me up late last night.
Could see this on TV. I know I would watch it.
The beginning was boring. Since I had already bought it I decided to give a chance and it. I believe it was the English accent that put it off for me however I thoroughly enjoyed it and I wish that the series continue.
I really enjoyed this book, and will get the next one right away. The narrator was wonderful! She did a very good job with the different characters, although her guys did sound a little bit forced. Overall though, that did not take away from my enjoyment of the book.