I love Gail Carriger – Curtsies & Conspiracies is the second book in her Finishing School series. The first, Etiquette and Espionage was AWESOME (my review here). I was super excited about this one and finally got a chance to read it. My expectations were definitely met!!
Sophronia continues to enjoy her time at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. In her second year, she puts her new-found learning to use. Sneaking around the school, visiting the boiler room, eavesdropping, and flirting, Sophronia suspects that the school’s trip to London is more than meets the eye. Add some boys from Bunsons, the strange device she rescued in book one, gadgets, the supernatural set, and a character assassination – Sophronia might be in over her head.
All my favourite characters are back: Sophronia (of course), Soap (the boiler room Sootie), Vieve (cheeky as usual), Dimity, Pillover, and Monique (annoying as usual).
I think this was as good as the first, and I can’t wait for the next book! Gail Carriger has a witty, refreshing style that I just love. Steampunk for the win! 5 / 5.