I bought some books on the web a little while ago, and today they arrived! Yay, new books! Books teeming with vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, magic and witches. Books with lots of good characters and dialogue, action and fun, and of course hours of entertainment! I can’t wait to read! Or, to be frank, I couldn’t wait; I have already started.
The book I decided to read first was “Etiquette and Espionage” by Gail Carriger. This is the first book in a new series, and since I absolutely loved the last series by Carriger “The Parasol Protectorate” I have high hopes for this one too. So far it hasn’t disappointed. It’s set in the same world as the other series, but a bit earlier in the timeline, I believe. Imagine Victorian England, with a lot of steam driven mechanics, werewolves and vampires; what’s not to love?
Sophronia Temminnick is fourteen years old and a trial for her mother, because Sophronia isn’t like other girls at her age. She likes to climb, explore and dismantling things to find out how they work. One day her mother sends her away to finishing school. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. The thing is, while you learn to dance, to curtsy, to handle a parasol and drink tea properly, that isn’t all you learn on this finishing school. On this school you learn how to finish things, other people’s life, for instance. It’s probably not quite what her mother imagined, but Sophronia might just fit right in.
A quote from the book:
“Now, remember that, Miss Temminnick, do – a lady never shoots first. She asks questions, then she shoots.”