Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette & Espionage

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

Title:Etiquette & Espionage
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316190084
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    Etiquette & Espionage Reviews

  • Wendy Darling

    Tea should be required for the reading of all Gail Carriger books, don't you think?...

  • Cristina Monica

    Really, I did not expect this to feel so young. It has such a middle grade vibe. And contains some immature characters. The flywayman with the gun struck the headmistress across the face with his fr...

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    2.5 stars, rounded up because I'm feeling particularly generous today. Before any of you start plotting my painful and untimely death, I should point out that I’m a big fan of Ms. Carriger’s previ...

  • Crowinator

    Well. Well well well. I think I'll have to go back and give the adult series set in this alternate steampunk Victorian world a try.Despite my stumbling over the affected narrative style at the outset,...

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    Super cute. Super sassy. Super witty.Strike that. It looks like I'm trying to sell glitzy fashion to tweens. 3.25 stars. But it is super cute and fun and all that stuff. Werewolves are wearing top hat...

  • Liz

    Fun! Feminism! Girliness! I would definitely recommend the audiobook as the narration is wonderful....

  • Heidi The Reader

    A cute, young adult book with a steampunk theme that takes place at a "finishing" school which isn't about etiquette at all.I made the mistake of reading this without realizing that it was based in a ...

  • Melanie

    See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads 2.5 stars'"Practice your eyelash-fluttering, ladies. Six rounds of one hundred each before bed."-'I took the big mistake when I read Marie Lu being quoted on my c...

  • Phrynne

    A bit silly but a lot of fun! I have already enjoyed several books in this author's Parasol Protectorate series and found this one to be nearly but not quite so good. However I see that the next three...

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    Hummm..... well I sort of hesitated on the rating for this one. I mean I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series, at least not right away, but I did enjoy the book....mostly.What we have he...