Curtsies & Conspiracies

Curtsies & Conspiracies

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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, and to learn what role Mademoiselle Geraldine's academy for young spies plays in the affair.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2013.
ISBN: 9780316190114
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Curtsies and conspiracies

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marthabwaters
Apr 17, 2017

I love this series, a lot. The fictional universe Carriger has created is impressively detailed and imaginative (I’m definitely going to check out her adult books set in this universe once I finish these YA ones) and she is so good at working within the boundaries of Victorian society and twisting the absurdities of etiquette around to her own advantage, often with hilarious results. I love Sophronia, I love all of her friends at Mlle. Geraldine’s, and I can’t wait to read book three.

PinesandPrejudice Nov 25, 2016

Yay! Some of the characters I like are back! That made this book more exciting. I want to see how the rest of this series goes. It's just a fun treat.

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SashaE
Feb 27, 2016

Like the first book! Loved it!, Things intensified and got very interesting, And one of the main things I worry about is Bumpersnoot! Lol!

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amalyndb
Jan 26, 2016

There is something ridiculous and yet endearing about a dirigible finishing school. Conspiracy abounds in this, the second book of the series. After the debut girls are evaluated, Sophronia finds herself shunned by the other girls for her top marks. Someone is trying to kidnap Dimity, and Monique is up to Something. Embroidered codes on pillows, details of vampire hives, this was an excellent romp in a steampunk Victorian setting.

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jessicachantelle
Sep 24, 2015

Excellent read for someone who enjoys humor and adventure, with a strong concept of steampunk. The characters are dimensional and plot is engaging.

emckenzie Aug 18, 2014

I really enjoyed this second book of the Finishing Series. I thought that there was solid character development overall and the plot had enough twists and turns to appeal to adult readers. Parts of the book felt a bit repetitive and I would have liked to have heard more about what they were learning in their classes and to see the main character use those lessons to her advantage.

mvkramer Aug 04, 2014

I feel like this book left its plotlines intentionally incomplete in order to go back to them in future books. Practically nothing is resolved by the end of this volume, no questions are answered, and the reader is left either wanting to read the next volume post-haste, or, I imagine, irritated beyond belief. I liked it, so I'm among those waiting for the third volume.

pauger Apr 09, 2014

Steampunk with supernatural, good manners and humor!

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dprodrig
Mar 10, 2014

Fun installment in the series. Not sure what is the point of all the love interests, or possibilities thereof, when none of them seem really possible. Can't wait until the next one.

JCLMeganB Feb 11, 2014

Carriger is so effortlessly witty, and the audio performance is outstanding.

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Jul 27, 2015

"The way to your heart is by infiltration apparatus"

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