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Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
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Sep 15, 2014

really liked it

I'm fairly new to the steampunk genre, and "Etiquette and Espionage" is providing me a warm welcome. The clash between manners and spycraft provides copious opportunities for good-natured humour, and the steampunk elements support the characters and the story without dominating them as I'd found happening in a couple other steampunk books I tried.

There is a "Harry Potter-ish" feel to the story, being as it is about young people in a highly specialized school running into adventures they try to resolve without the staff catching on, but the characters themselves are fresh and engaging, and the villains are written with enough dastardliness to make you want to see them get their comeuppance, without being so over the top you want to roll your eyes every time they open their mouths.

I'm definitely signing up for the next term at *this* finishing school!
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Reading Progress

September 15, 2014 – Shelved
September 15, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
September 17, 2014 – Started Reading
September 22, 2014 – Finished Reading

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