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Curtsies and Conspiracies: Number 2 in series (Finishing School)
 
 

Curtsies and Conspiracies: Number 2 in series (Finishing School) [Kindle Edition]

Gail Carriger
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Set in the world of Gail Carriger's bestselling Parasol Protectorate series, this is the perfect series for old and new fans alike.

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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 school has certainly been rousing. First, her finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised!). Secondly, she gets mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and has a cheese pie thrown at her. Now, as Sophronia 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 school trip to London than at first appears . . .

Vampires, werewolves, and humans are all after the prototype Sophronia recovered in Etiquette & Espionage, which has the potential to alter human and supernatural travel. Sophronia must try to uncover who is behind a dangerous plot to control the prototype . . . as well as survive the London season with a full dance card.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1571 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (5 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CTMAC5A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as engaging as the first one! 12 Nov 2013
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I am really enjoying this series - the first one was a joy to read, and the second one followed suit! The main character is lively, fun and intelligent, the story bounces along and there are no major plot holes. Unlike many of the current crop of fantasy with vampires and werewolves, the plot is not hijacked by idiotic romance, and the female character does not swoon and check her brain at the door when confronted by a handsome man. My only regret is that it will be so long before I get to read the next one. Buy this one, and if you haven't read her other series (Soulless etc) then I strongly advise you to go get them too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I just love this series 21 Nov 2013
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Ah, Gail Carrigers wonderful Steampunk Victoriana Young Adult series returns with the second outing that will leave readers in no doubt that this series is here to stay. Its quirky, has great characters and when you add the growth of them within the piece based from their original adventures alongside how the events have helped shape them all round makes this something not only a delight to devour but a piece that I thoroughly enjoyed without noticing what the time was.

As with Gail's other work, its instantly identifiable as hers, the prose skips off the page, the prose helping you just dance along the writing whilst at the same time learning to appreciate what the characters go through as each situation merits. Back this up with some great twists, some cracking one liners and all round I was a more than happy reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When is the next one coming out ? 24 Mar 2014
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Quite addictive reading. If I could change anything it would be to have the whole series published so I could read them back to back. As it is..I'll have to wait.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Curtsies and Conspiracies 17 Feb 2014
By Vic
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Curtsies and Conspiracies is noticeably rougher than previous books by Gail Carriger but still packs in all the fun and charm. I tore through it in a couple of days and was glad to see the introduction of a familiar face in Lord Akeldama as well as the return of favourites like Captain Niall and Bumbersnoot. Carriger outdid herself with the ridiculous names this time around though, with Lord Dingleproops taking first prize.

I'd recommend any of Gail's Conspiracies / Parasol books to people who enjoy frivolous fiction and light-hearted adventure. I can't think of a book more perfect for winding down with after a stressful day if I'm to be honest and am really looking forward to the next in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great continuing story 10 Jan 2014
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This book picks up from the first and doesn't let go. It trundles along and slowly builds to a great (temporary) conclusion.

The appearance of a character from the parasol protectorate was a nice treat and perfectly used.

A joy to read. Bring on no3!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! 2 Jan 2014
By StumpyB
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Another great book from Carriger! This young adult steampunk has great characters, good pace and plenty of tea. I would definitely recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep Them Coming, Ms Carriger! 10 Dec 2013
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This new series of Gail Carriger's just gets better for me as it goes along. It's such fun to meet again some of the characters, albeit younger,(and in the case of Professor Lefoux - alive!), which we have already met in Petticoat Protectorate. No Carriger story is complete for me, however, without Lord Akeldama in it somewhere - here we encounter him again - oh joy!

When I first tried this new series I wasn't sure that I was going to like any new heroine better than Alexia but I think Sophronia has proved me wrong. How could I have anything but the greatest of admiration for a young lady who can climb wherever she wishes on a gigantic, floating airship in a crinoline?! Oh, and I want my very own Bumbersnoot!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk Fun 21 Nov 2013
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Another wonderful romp, by airship finishing school, through the steampunk version of Victorian England.

As always there are some serious moments, and actions have consequences - which help to make Gail Carriger's world very believable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely world to escape to
I do enjoy Gail Carrigers books, hopefully many more to come in this little universe! The books are not too long & make for easy reading
Published 2 months ago by Angie2007
4.0 out of 5 stars Finishing School book 2
3.5 stars

Gail Carriger's Finishing School series is full of fun and whimsy and it's perfect for when you're looking for a light hearted read that will have you smiling... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sarah (Feeling Fictional)
5.0 out of 5 stars Steampunk at its best
This book is a credit to Ms. Corriger and will remain a favourite of mine. It followed the first book seamlessly an has left me hanging nicely for the third.
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Published 3 months ago by R.Ralph
5.0 out of 5 stars The kinda school I really wish exsisted
The kinda school I really wish existed and I was young enough to attend!

The second in the series and it only got better! Read more
Published 3 months ago by LiSa
5.0 out of 5 stars splendid
Great plot, great world and an interestingly developing story arc.

I'm really enjoying this author's work. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Brunneria
5.0 out of 5 stars curtsies and conspiracies
This book was absolutely fabulous it is one of my favourites I mean vampires, werewolves, finishing schools for intelligencers all I could possibly want I have already pre-ordered... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! A real pageturner
Just as unbelievable as the first one. Easily the best book ive read last year. A thrilling read. Recommended for ages 14-adult
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't disappoint
I was really looking forward to this 2nd book after reading the first in the series. This one was even better and I can't wait for the next.
Published 7 months ago by Mme Hmm
5.0 out of 5 stars great start
a very good prequel to the parasol protectorate series. looking forward to the rest of this series.
i hope the join up later
Published 7 months ago by DRACO
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