Friday, February 28, 2014

Ettiquette and Espionage, Curties and Conspiracies

By: Gail Carriger
Location: FIC CAR
Genre: Refined murder by refined young ladies.  

OK- Last in my series reviews on " Schools for Crims or Crim Busters" this series is my favourite. Refined murder by refined young ladies, it is so couth, so exquisitly ladylike, so improper and unbecoming.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.
And check out this awesome trailer.

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