This is fantastic young adult fiction read that I happily recommend to friends and family in their forties. Gail writes in such a fun and witty style that I want to devour every little morsel her typewriter spits out. Etiquette and Espionage is the first in a series (get the whole thing, trust me) and it is a coming of age, steam-spunk, spy, romantic comedy, mystery, about the strength of friendships and believing in yourself. There are Werewolves, vampires, schools on hot air balloons, and these are the good guys! Age appropriate, no matter the age, and I highly recommend having a decent cuppa while you read. If you love it we can be besties! - Jenn
In an alternate England of 1851, fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where she is suprised to learn not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.