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Fantastic Spin Off,
This review is from: Etiquette and Espionage: Number 1 in series (Finishing School) (Paperback)
I'd previously read Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series and thoroughly enjoyed it. So I was eager to start reading this book, the first in a new series. Obviously a teen book and not an adult one but Shidaeg, Genevieve and her aunt are main characters in the book so it ties in with the adult series, obviously set a fair few years before.
It centers on Sophronia, a teenage girl sent to a finishing school by her exasperated mother. However it's not just a normal finishing school, aside from the fact the school is actual a giant air ship, the school teaches a very specific set of skills, more suited to a spy shall we say.
Set in the same steam punk setting as her other series, and complete with the werewolves and vampires and the ways of them that we know about from the other one, it's very well written, with amazing imagery, and I love all the devices Gail imagines and details for us.
The "prototype" is needed for a certain machine anyone who's read the previous series will know about! Very fast paced, and hilarious!