This Weeks Read: Etiquette and Espionage

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)

I’ve only heard good things about this novel, and can’t wait to start reading it!

Gail Carriger brings us into the same world as her adult series, the Parasol Protectorate, in this new young adult series. Sophronia is 14 years old, and her mother is at her wit’s end dealing with all of her un-ladylike activities (climbing trees, dismantling clocks, climbing up dumb-waiter shafts). Therefore, she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

This school places the emphasis on finishing. As the book synopsis says, “At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course.”

What will Sophronia and her friends get themselves into? Will they master the arts of etiquette and espionage? Proper curtseying is hard enough –  will they be able to learn how to do it while throwing a knife? How does one master the art of perfect eye lash batting?

Make Etiquette and Espionage your read for this week! For more information, visit Gail Carrigers official website.

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