Saturday, May 28, 2016
Audiobook Review: Finishing School Series
Author: Gail Carriger
Read by: Moira Quirk
Genre: YA, Steampunk, Delightful!
I know I've talked about this YA Steampunk series before ... but I finished the last book in the series and I'm excited to recommend them.
These books, and Carriger as an author, just fits into my book-genre wheelhouse. There's action with a tiny bit of romance and a lot of Victorian-era charm and mischief. Sophronia is an excellent heroine of the series, as she's smart and funny yet still misses some things the reader finds rather obvious. And her band of friends are just as fantastic and well-rounded.
In this story, her teacher's secrets are revealed and her school explodes. And she finally comes clean about her feelings for Soap. And let's not forget the end of the Picklemen.
The audiobook is especially delightful, because the Moira Quirk, the narrator, does such an excellent job at all the accents.
Victorian England would have been more fun with werwolves, vampires and a finishing school that educated ladies of quality in poison, assassinations and acceptable tea etiquette.