Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger is the second book in the Finishing School series, and just as much fun as the first!
this book, Sophronia continues to learn the fine points of etiquette
and espionage at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young
Ladies of Quality, but many exciting things are afoot. The airship
housing the school is traveling to London, and a select group of boys
from Bunsen's, their brother school, has come aboard as well. All of the
girls are eager for a trip to town (and a chance to flirt with some
boys along the way), but Sophronia believes that there is more going on
than meets the eye, and she is determined to use her skills to discover
exactly what's going on. . . .
This series continues to be highly
enjoyable, with steampunk goodness, vampires, werewolves, and
espionage. Certainly start with Etiquette & Espionage
if you are unfamiliar with the series, but readers who have already
read and enjoyed that first book will find this one just as engaging.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)