Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger. This was my most desired ARC from ALA this past June. I love Carriger's voice and humor.

"Miss Temminnick, you are in receipt of the highest marks we have ever given in a six-month review. Your mind seems designed for espionage."
Here is the description of this Nov. 5 release:
Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?

Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy--won't Mumsy be surprised? Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a field trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.

In this sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.


  1. Great Teaser! I love her covers, too. Thanks for sharing! Here is mine http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/teaser-tuesday-49-shadow-prince-by-bree.html

  2. I really want to read this book and the covers are just beautiful! Great teaser! thanks for stopping by! New GFC follower

  3. Awesome teaser! I love Carriger's books too! I need to read this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my teaser at Bookmuchies (:

  4. Great teaser and nice cover! I should definitely give this a go!
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by. :)

  5. Oh, a mind designed for espionage! That must be nice. :) I have the audio of the first book in this series but I haven't gotten to it yet. Most coveted ARC, though, huh? Maybe I should make time for it. :) Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

  6. I could never do espionage work. I'd get so mixed up, turned upside down and everything else.:)

  7. Oooh nice tease! Going to give this series another go. Liked the first book, but didn't love it like I had hoped. Looking forward to your review!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Good teaser - just finished a YA book about espionage--Boy Nobody.


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