Friday, March 22, 2013

Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not having read very many YA novels, I don't have much knowledge of this genre. I did a pre-read of this title to make sure it's OK for my daughter to read, because these days "ya never know..." The Droll Sense of Humor and silly character names were quite funny. Bumbersnoot the mechanimal (this is steampunk, after all) and Lord Dingleproops sound like characters from a Monty Python skit. The plot was a little thin, but as the introduction to the Finishing School series, I think that can be forgiven.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

A Crimson Warning

A Crimson Warning (Lady Emily, #6)A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've consistently rated the books in the Lady Emily series with 3 stars up until now. I'm giving this one another star for Longevity in a Series. This is #6, so something has piqued my interest. I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the time period (I really like Victorian England for a setting) and the bookish, Liberty-gown wearing character of Lady Emily. Her scandalous love of a fine glass of port after dinner is fun.

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