Series: Finishing School

Teaser Tuesday: Waistcoats and Weaponry

Teaser Tuesday: Waistcoats and Weaponry
Posted October 21, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: They returned with donkey and helium just as the air-dinghy basket tumbled off the roof of the gazebo with a crash. Fortunately, it survived intact. Felix and Soap righted it and jumped inside to unroll and throw out the four balloons. While they wrestled the sail and mast up the middle, the girls and Roger unrolled the balloons and began to fill them with helium. There was no way to rush this part, although Sophronia kept glancing back to the house, where the shifting lights were her only clue that all was still chaos in the ballroom. About […]


Book Review: Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carringer

Book Review: Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carringer
Posted October 6, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Well…”Curtsies and Conspiracies” by Gail Carriger did not impress me at all. I was hoping things would get better from “Etiquette and Espionage” but sadly they did not. “Curtsies and Conspiracies” started to get a little better in the beginning. It seemed to be moving a whole lot faster than the first novel but then I was disappointed again. I felt like the story was just dragging on. Where is the action and the plot? I feel like the synopsis has very little to do with the book. Part of the problem is the writing. Again I have not read […]


Book Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Book Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Posted October 5, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Etiquette and Espionage” by Gail Carriger was an very interesting story. Taking place in a bit of a steampunk world mixed with paranormal fantasy, Sophronia is sent off to finishing school. This isn’t any old finishing school, this Finishing School specializes in extracurricular activities such as espionage. Sophronia didn’t realize that she was being sent to a secret spy type school. She thought it was going to be like every other finishing school and was going too teach her how to act proper but things seem weird when Sophronia arrives, so she is bound and determined to figure out what […]