Curtsies & Conspiracies

By Gail Carriger

In their second year aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality Sophronia and her friends are in for a continued adventure. It would seem that for them there will always be something afoot.

We begin with all of the ladies being submitted for testing on their abilities. But when one of them receives the highest scores of the finishing school’s history she is scored by her peers. What does one intelligencer do when she is put at a disadvantage? How does one work without the aid of others? And can she still trust them to not fink on her?

Sophronia must figure out what this crystalline valve is for and who wants it. And when boys are involved it makes matters increasingly difficult. Especially when one is Lord Mersey.

I rather enjoyed this second installment in the Espionage series. It kept me wondering and is decently entertaining. My only wish is for more detail in the lessons. But I wouldn’t dare critique the author, she’s a blatant genius! I love her style and her storytelling. I would give this an eight out of ten. And if you did read the first in this series do pick up the second. It is worth the time.