In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.
Sophronia has never been as well mannered or polite as her older sister, and her parents have long grown tired of her constant ability to find trouble. So it is no surprise when Sophronia finds out she is being sent away to finishing school. However, it is a surprise when she learns that Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality is not what it seems. She does have classes in table manners and dancing, as expected. But she also finds herself learning how to best hide a weapon in her many skirts and how to use her womanly charms to distract and deceive others. Sophroniaha soon learns she may do much better at finishing school than anyone would have thought.
It can be difficult to get a steampunk book series right, but Gail Carriger seems to have mastered it. Her books have just the right amount of playfulness and action. The Finishing School series is full of characters that do not disappoint. And each novel pulls you more and more into the story, with all four books delivering its own unique story and adventures! And if you love listening to books, I highly recommend the audio books for this series!
In her alternate England of 1851, fifteen-year-old Sophronia tries to uncover who is behind a plot to control a prototype that has the potential to alter human and supernatural travel.
In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.
In an alternate England of 1851, Sophronia Temminnick is the only hope for her friends, her school, and all of London when she must put her espionage training to the test to thwart an evil Picklemen plot.