My next book is Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. This book has been on my To Read list since it came out due to it being Steampunk. Etiquette and Espionage is the first book in her Finishing School series and is set in the same world as her Parasol Protectorate series for adults, only a few decades earlier. Since this one one for best audiobook, I downloaded this one from Overdrive.
This wonderful Steampunk Paranormal book is an hilarious start to this series. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is not the lady her mother wants her to be. So she sends her to a finishing school recommended to her by an old friend. But this is no ordinary finishing school. The girls at this finishing school just don’t learn to curtsey and dance, they learn to finish things. As in finish off. Sophronia finds herself attending a school inside an airship, and learning not just etiquette, but espionage, not to mention that one of the professors is a Vampire. Sophronia soon gets a lessons in etiquette and espionage, and gets caught up in a little mystery surrounding a new and mysterious device.
Reader Miora Quirk is excellent, breathing life into all the characters with distinguishable voices. I found myself laughing from start to finish. I absolutely loved this one. The names of the characters were an added laugh that added to this unique and quirky world were Steampunk tech and Vampires and Werewolves go hand in hand.
Five Lightsabers for this brilliant piece and brilliant reading.