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Etiquette & Espionage - Book Review

(Please note that this is an off-shoot of another series. One that I have yet to read, but I recently picked up book 2 in the series and remembered that I needed to post my review of the first book since it was so much fun.) 260 more words


Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (Finishing School #1)

Original Title: Etiquette & Espionage

Year Published: 2013

Published by: Little Brown Books For Young Readers

Number of Pages: 307

First Sentence: Sophronia intended to pull the dumbwaiter up from the kitchen to outside the front parlour on the ground floor, where Mrs Barnaclegoose was taking tea. 370 more words

Book Reviews

I have read Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protecterate series and listened to her Etiquette and Espionage series, so when Prudence came out, the first in the Custard Protocol series, I immediately put it on my TBR list. 445 more words

A Hot Chick Who Reads

Curtsies and Conspiracies: a review

By Gail Carriger


After quite the rousing beginning, Sophronia and her classmates are ready to take on another semester at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), Bunson’s School for Evil Geniuses has sent a delegation to Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, and this delegation consists of the dreaded male sex – boys! 361 more words


Book Talk: Etiquette and Espionage

A book talk is a short presentation that is neither a book review or a plot summary. Rather, the intention is to entice the potential reader with just enough information to convince them to pick up the book. 492 more words

Young Adult

What Is a Monster?

This past weekend, I was on a series of three panels with Gail Carriger at Gaslight Gathering in San Diego where we discussed a spectrum of topics ranging from Gothic literature to monsters in steampunk. 474 more words


Etiquette and Espionage: a review

By Gail Carriger


Fourteen-year-old Sophronia Temminnick has been enrolled against her will in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, and is nearly resigned to spending the next few years in abject misery learning about music, dancing and etiquette; but she soon realizes that the school’s curriculum is very different from what her mother had hoped. 452 more words