Would definitely recommend this audiobook. The reader was awesome and the story was great. Gail Carriger created a wonderful adventure and always creates the best characters for her stories. I loved the finishing school and can't wait for the next adventure to unfold.
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.
I love to describe this series, as if Jasper Fforde & Meg Cabot wrote a steam-punk Harry Potter series that is different than everything else. It's lovely and fun and hard to put down.
I think this book was great if you are from the ages of 10-12. I think it is a good story line for younger children, but doesn't have the depth that is necessary for a more mature reader.
It held my interest. I liked the mystery of the entire story. Very unexpected.
Loved it can't wait so see what happens next.
I absolutely love this series. They are fun, refreshing, and all around entertaining. There were a few times that the characters frustrated me, but for the most part it's a fun read.
Baltimore book lover
Charming, exciting, smart
Perhaps the Terry Pratchet Ghost World books because Etiquette and Espionage is also a light hearted look at hijinks in a steam punk setting.
When our heroine, Sephronia, first ventures to the engine rooms of her floating school and meets the sooties. It shows how fearless she is to get there, but she's also very kind to the sooties who are supposed to be below her in social standing but she doesn't care because she's a young woman of character.
I gasped a few times when the plot twisted in unexpected ways.
I highly recommend this book. It an amusing and smart mix of steam punk and international intrigue. All the details are fleshed out so that a story with a fantasy element is still very believable and the characters are very interesting. The reader is so very good. I'll definitely be getting the sequel.