Review – Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Calliger

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 5 Stars

-Book Description: 5

-Cover: 5

-Plot: 5

-Creativity: 5

-Grammar: 5

-Simile Use: 5 (minimal usage)

-Description: 5 (used perfectly)

-Show And Tell Balance: 5

The second installment in the Finishing School series is just as intriguing and excellent as the first. The entire package kept me coming back for more, from the creatively contrasted cover to the book’s description promising more adventure. Adventure is surely what I received. We join Sophonria on yet another mad hat jaunt in her steampunk world where we learn more about both the Picklemen and the supernaturals involved in the storyline. Across this we also get to see Sophonria maturing as a character and blossoming as a girl her age would. She’s faced with numerous challenges and the fact that now boys are paying attention to not only her but her friends. As with the entirety of the storyline it’s not as simple as that. There’s Lord Mersey, handsome and a son of a Pickleman and then Soap, the black sootie, as hot as the room he works in all day. Each is intriguing in their own way and both are a Romeo situation, she truly shouldn’t be with either based on the world she’s living in. We’re only just introduced to this concept and then the vague inkling that perhaps Sidheag also has an admirer. This part really excited me– Captian Naill. Oh my. I only wish that Sidheag was described a bit better, because I honestly don’t have the foggiest to what she truly looks like. All the other girls are pretty and frail looking, but Sidheag is described like she’s a masculine horse faced gal– I don’t imagine her that way myself. The crazy adventure of this group of friends plus the promise of forbidden love in more than one of these character’s lives already has me opening up the next book in the series today. I suggest you start reading this series too!

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