I am drowning in school work and to make it even better the term just ended and I’m in a break! >dying sounds here<
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
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.
I give this book a solid 5 out of 5. I love this book! The characters were interesting, relatable to some extent… I especially loved Sophronia. Witty and clever! The language was also quite something, very appropriate for the book and the time and setting of the story.
I don’t know why I’ve never read any other Gail Carriger books before but now I definitely will. 😀