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kindle â Etiuette Espionage Hardcover Ä moneyexpresscard à It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly It's uite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time Welcome to Finishing SchoolFourteen year old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother Sophronia is interested in dismantling clocks andHoped At Mademoiselle Geraldine's young ladies learn to finisheverything Certainly they learn the fine arts of dance dress and etiuette 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 educati A cute young adult book with a steampunk theme that takes place at a finishing school which isn't about etiuette at allI made the mistake of reading this without realizing that it was based in a world from another series of books I'm guessing that I would have enjoyed it if I had read the other set first Etiuette and Espionage had plenty of fun moments in it One of my favorites is when Sophronia inexplicably claims that werewolves enjoy the theater From one of the other books? I'm assuming so But it sounds legit I also loved when one of the students bemoans the fact that she doesn't believe she'll ever be able to kill anyone and the teacher comforts her with the fact that she may never have to What a reliefBut funny moments do not a story make The plot centers around Sophronia's introduction to a world filled with spies that she didn't know existed the concealment of a highly desirable piece of euipment that has something to do with wireless technology and of course fashionIt is funny frivolous and frothy I found that I wanted substance Recommended for a light summer read around the pool and perhaps you may want to read The Parasol Protectorate series first starting with Soulless

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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 uality But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not uite what her mother might have Fun Feminism Girliness I would definitely recommend the audiobook as the narration is wonderful

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Etiuette EspionageIt's one thing to learn to curtsy properly It's uite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time Welcome to Finishing SchoolFourteen year old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother Sophronia is interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners and the family 25 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 previous work The Parasol Protectorate series is a favorite of mine despite losing some steam in the later installments However I don’t think Etiuette and Espionage was up to her usual standards and it makes me very sad that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would It took me a while to put my thoughts in order and figure out exactly what went wrong at least for me and even now I can only explain a part of it In Parasol Protectorate Carriger’s trademark sense of humor was what made the series stand out but there was also some substance underneath and the plots kept me engaged and interested Etiuette and Espionage had neither I’m afraid “But I have advanced eyelash fluttering to practice and a mathematics problem concerning how to order strychnine and a lamb dinner on a limited budget and three chapters on court etiuette to read and my handkerchief to starch and the uadrille to memorize”“No one said learning etiuette and espionage would be easy my dear” And it wasn’t easy my dears Not for our main character Miss Sophronia Angelina Temminnick and certainly not for me What started out as entertaining promising read ended up almost suffocating me with repetitiveness and lack of an actual plot A good sense of humor is not a band aid you can just slap over a pile of problems and hope your readers forget they’re there It has been tried before and as far as I’m concerned it never ever worked As a fan I loved revisiting Alexia’s universe but at the same time seeing it reused left me with the impression that Gail Carriger took the lazy way out This is the part I’m most conflicted about but it’s also one I would have been glad to overlook had the rest been interesting enough But in the end the most interesting parts were those links to the Parasol Protectorate series It wasn’t just the world that was the same some of the characters showed up too albeit as much younger versions of themselves Of all the crossover characters I enjoyed meeting a nine year old Genevieve Lefoux the most and was delighted to learn that she preferred boys’ clothes even as a little girl There is no romance in Etiuette Espionage just hints of one that could develop uite beautifully in the future While I adored the no romance part itself in combination with a very weak plot it gave a pretty empty bookIt’s obvious by now that I’m the odd one out in this case so please take my opinion with a grain of salt and make sure to read at least a few reviews before making a decision It’s all a matter of personal taste after all I’m prepared to give this series another chance because I adore Carriger’s sense of humor Hopefully the next book will have a exciting plot