Gentle Reader, I present for your titillation links and quotes from some of the early reviews for Etiquette & Espionage
I've taken pains to use only non-spoiler quotes, but I can't guarantee
that the full review will be spoiler free. So follow the links at your
own risk...cheese pies may be hurled in your general direction.
(Wouldn’t if be fun if "hurling the cheese pie" were a euphemism for
- Publisher's Weekly Galley Talk says: "When I opened the novel, I was immediately enchanted and delighted."
- A fan of the Parasol Protectorate
weighs in: "Firstly, while it is very apparent from the tone and voice
that this is the same author's work, Carriger has done a fantastic job
of giving it the feel of a young adult novel, as opposed to simply
making the characters young, like many traditionally adult fiction
authors can make the mistake of doing."
- Elephants on Trapezes
says: "Gail Carriger has a distinctive voice I still can't quite
describe other than to say that she has a talent for describing the most
ridiculous things with a sly helping of droll humor."
- Miss Literati says: "The names in the novel are fun and quirky and Sophronia and her friends have intriguing and goofy personalities."
- WTF Are You Reading?
is a little more guarded: "While it is true that Sophronia Temminnick
is a very likable character and Etiquette and Espionage is a very
readable book; both take a while to warm up to."
- Shelf Awareness
says: "If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a
steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick."
- Megan Likes Books
starts off with: "What a pleasant surprise this book was! I've always
thought steampunk was cool, but this is my first time reading a
steampunk novel. I love it!"
- Diary of the Bookworm
says: "A totally different, but equally fantastic female lead, a whole
new set of strange circumstances, the same great humour, and sleek
writing prowess, and of course, the same Steampunk world her readers
have become so enamoured of and voila! A new series that will captivate
readers new to Carriger and her die hard fans alike."
- Steampunk Canada
says: "I love this new female heroine, I love the many ways Ms.
Carriger has connected this series with her first, and I want my very
- Fantasy Faction says: "it was as refreshing as a summer blackberry and ginger trifle and just as enjoyable."
- Sci-Fi Fan Letter says: "The book is a fun romp, with quirky characters and a quick plot."
- Skye’s Scribbling’s
says: “Harry Potter meets Jeeves & Wooster. Or, if Jane Austen
wrote Harry Potter after apprenticing under P.G. Wodehouse and H.G.
- I Read to Relax! says: “The tie-ins to Carriger's adult series had me giggling throughout.”
- Dark Faerie Tales
says: “It doesn’t matter that Sophronia wasn’t considered to be
lady-like, nor does it matter that she wasn’t as prim and proper as the
others, I loved her for who she was.”
- Goldilox and the Three Weres
says: “I admit to not having read Carriger's popular adult series,
Parasol Protectorate, but after reading - and loving! - this book I will
certainly be remedying that!”
- Dark Matter Fanzine
says: “Gail’s acerbic observations on human nature, social mores and
manipulations, are hilarious...Highly recommended for fans of
adventure/comedy, steampunk and comedies of manners such as The
Importance of Being Ernest.”
Etiquette & Espionage has also received:
- A starred review from Kirkus
- A starred review from Publisher's Weekly
- A starred review from Booklist
I'm quite overwhelmed and honored. Thanks to everyone for the nice things you have written about Etiquette & Espionage
and for taking the time to review my book.GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .From the Spring 2013 RunwaysYour Infusion of Cute . . .Severin Bookshelf from CB2Your Tisane of Smart . . ."Rules of the Road
The rule of the road is a paradox quite;
In riding or driving along,
If you keep to the left, you are sure to go right,
If you keep the the right, you are wrong.
The rule of the footpath is clear as the light,
and none can its reason withstand:
Each side of the way you must keeps to the right,
and give those you meet the left hand.
The rule of the rail is – soon come or soon go,
admitting of little delay;
If you go, get in quick – you're left if you're slow;
Get out – and get out of the way."
~ Schott's Quintessential MiscellanyYour Writerly Tinctures . . .How to foster a love of reading. Also this is a good way to foster children who grow up to become authors too. Be warned. PROJECT ROUND UPPrudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Release date November 2013. Proofs handed in. Done my end.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Out now!Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Tour events planned!
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