Curtsies & Conspiracies
Hardcover, 310 pages
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Published November 2013 by Hachette Little, Brown & Co
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?
Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy--won't Mumsy be surprised? Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.
Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a field trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.
In this sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.Curtsies & Conspiracies
This book is the second book in the Finishing School series, I did a review of Etiquette and Espionage where I talked about how I liked it but it wasn't like my favorite book ever. I threw the word cute around alot (WHyyyy Kate why?) but I don't know what changed between this book and the last one but this one felt so much more grown up than the first book, but of course still had so many of the elements of the world that I loved. In this book we have the same spy elements that are fun to imagine you are along for the journey, but now we have *GASP* boys! Mademosiselle Geraldine's school for girls and Bunson's school for evil genius' combine as they head to *gasp* London! I loved this change of setting, I personally have a baby... okay large obsession with Victorian England and Steampunk, which makes this series absolutely perfect for me.
This book pulled in aspects of the first books plot but built it up making it even more intricate like you would want from any second book and led to us learning much more about characters. I am exited to continue this series once I finish the list of other books I am reading but I would defiantly suggest continuing on the series, I laughed a lot during it.
A lover of words, reading and writing.