Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School Series Book 2) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible. Curtsies & Conspiracies hit the New York Times Young Adult bestseller list at #5 on November 24, , the best standing on the list for the Finishing School. Followed by, ‘Curtsies & Conspiracies. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. Etiquette & Espionage is a young adult steampunk novel by Gail Carriger. It is her first young.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you conspiraciss to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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? For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy–won’t Mumsy be surprised?

Furthermore, Sophroni Does one need four fully grown foxgloves xurtsies decorating a dinner table for six guests? Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in conspirxcies 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.

Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season. Hardcoverpages. London, England United Kingdom. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Is there romance in any of the books? It gets denser as you go on. Each book is not a stand-alone. You could probably figure out the missing bits, but you will want to start with the first for the complete …more Yes.

You could conspigacies figure out the missing bits, but you will want to start with the first annd the complete picture. Lists with This Book. Jan 04, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok Shelves: If ever there was an enjoyable book featuring a Mary Sue of a conspieacies, this is it. Despite my rating, I liked reading this book, because it was a funny, quick, fast, conzpiracies light read.

There is absolutely zero complexity in the book, it was funny, but there was absolutely nothing more to it.

It is completely devoid of substance with an utterly convoluted plot. And really, was there a need to include a love triangle when the main character in the book is all of 15 years old.

Was it necessary to make her so completely perfect, so utterly capable, so tremendously intelligent, so flawlessly absorbing, particularly to the male sex? These things combined to make her particularly appealing to gentlemen.


Fifteen years old, ladies and gentlemen. Our main character is fifteen years old, with the unconscious seduction of a young Lolita.

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With the brilliant analytical skills of a young Holmes. With the philosophical brain of Archimedes.

I liked Sophronia, despite her blind perfection, but she cnospiracies have been so much more. My enjoyment of the book is impeded partially by the lack of complexity and the absence of any sort of depth within this book’s characters, be conspiraies main characters or part of the side cast. I can’t give you a summary for this book because I’m not quite sure what I just read. My brain’s just not quite that far-reaching yet. Half an hour after reading it, I remember absolutely nothing about it, and I can’t even tell you what the hell the main plot was.

I don’t know what the mystery is, neither do I know how the plot was resolved. I had a lot of fun reading it, it was tremendously humorous. I don’t know what I just read beyond the humor, fonspiracies the whimsical characters and the funny little steampunk world in which our book is set.

I can’t tell you what the conspkracies is about, what the big spy-related plot is, but I can tell you that Monique is a bitch. That Dimity is in love with Lord Dingleproops.

That Vieve is a year old girl who likes to dress as a boy. That there is a love triangle, in which the sootie Soap and the supercilious Lord Felix are both conspiracis love with our Queen of the Mary Sues I like her, but there is absolutely no denying that she is a Mary Sue Sophronia. I can tell you that Sophronia carries around a little dog-thing Bumbersnoot as a purse. Those minute details, I can tell you. Those minute details, I remember.

Just not curtsifs central plot itself. I’m dead fucking serious. There are a lot of good things about this book.

I said it was a quick read and a very amusing one, and it really was. The writing is awesome; it is funny, it is flippant, it doesn’t take itself seriously at all. I laughed more than once. Dimity was so pretty and chattery, conspiracirs quite overpowered the average male.

Many gentlemen were unable to cope with abundant chatter, which is why they so often married it. It is absolutely amusing, the book is conspirackes with silliness. The characters are a parody of British high society, complete with utterly ludicrous names, like the previously mentioned Lord Dingleproops, Curtsiea Shrimpdittle, or else absurdly apostrophed names, like Miss Plumleigh-Teignmott.

The steampunk setting can best be described as “twee. We have whoozits and whatzits galore. Odd little thingamabobs, a steam-powered toy puppy.

Curtsies & Conspiracies – Gail Carriger – Gail Carriger

An curtdies goopslimer port. It is all terrifyingly, delightfully cute. The school setting itself was pretty awesome, and I wished there were more insights and lessons for me to learn within the incredibly interesting-sounding classes. Seriously, where were these classes when I was still in school. We have classes on “drawing room music and subversive petit fours,” “Hive and pack dynamics as part of the modern aristocratic system,” “rapid walking in full skirts,” “tea and delusions,” “portion allotment, puddings, and preemptive poisonings.

The conspiraacies evolved to the interesting question of whether a gentleman could tattoo a secret message upon his chin, then grow out his beard, thus transporting said message into enemy territory with no one the wiser. Would a man want a message permanently upon his chin? That was the quandary. And could one legitimately ascribe nefarious intent to any many with a full beard as a result?


View all 37 comments. Feb 08, Galateea rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ll probably be ambushed and hanged for saying this, but I kinda liked the “rake-in-training” from the other school. He was an intriguing character and I don’t know why, it looked to me like Sophronia wasn’t too oblivious to his charms the descriptions from her point of view annd imply that she thought he wasn’t too bad big underestimation here, girls. Hopefully we’ll see in this book how it goes. And besides, I don’t think anybody would be too happy if Sophronia ends up with Soap.

Her family is obviously rich, the school she attends obviously has different marriage plans for its students – all who graduated apparently married rich or important people – and it would obviously be hard for them to be together we are considering the era here since again obviously the differences between classes is very important as it usually is with epic steampunk books.

Put my paws on it the moment my computer clocked said 5th of November and finished the book in two hours O.

And we find out the rake-in-training’s name! Gosh, i love the name. They finally spend some time together in this book, but not nearly as much as i would have liked. A new conspiracy pops up and of course it’s up to Sophronia to make everything work and save the day and her friends, while she’s at itwhile of course being careful with her petticoats and not being found out by the teachers.

Vampires are involved, kidnapping too, a flash meeting with a charming blond vampire, more of the handsome werewolf teacher and some flashy experiments. Long thing short, anything you would want from a steampunk novel. Plus a few lessons in espionage.

So 5 stars from me since it was worth the wait. Now, i do get it this is kind of young adult, but i wasn’t expecting a full on ten page sex scene in a flying school. But Felix is more than interested in her; the poor boy – devilish rake with a charming smile – even asked to court her.

He is obviously so into her he would need help to snap out of his fascination. Another slightly annoying thing was that towards the end of the book, Sophronia’s feelings towards Soap had slightly slid from pure friendship to I loved everything about this book, except perhaps for Sophronia’s hesitation regarding Felix and Soap.

One moment she was trying to discourage Felix by invoking reasons even she didn’t believe, the next she was flirting with him and liking it while at the same time scrounging up reasons why this was not good. Mixed feelings, girl, i get it, but not this mixed. Cut the poor boy some slack.