Thursday, December 05, 2013


This is an edge of your seat suspense novel.  Noa wakes up on an operating table.  She has no idea where she is or why she is here; but she knows something is wrong.  She manages to escape, barely....only to find that these unknown people know all of her hiding places.  So, she's on the run.  Peter is a well-to-do member of society; or at least his parents are.  He has no interest in his parents or their interests; but one day while snooping he comes across a reference for the Persephone Project.  He idly researches it (he's quite good with computers) but he has barely done more than look around when strange men kick in the door to his house and steal his computer.....warning him against reporting the crime and threatening to hurt him and his family if he doesn't leave well enough alone.  Confused and frightened, Peter begins to look more deeply into the situation; he meets up with Noa and the two of them begin to realize the depth of this conspiracy...and the imminent danger they are in.  Can they figure out everything in time?  Why do these men want Noa so badly? 

In this sequel to Etiquette and Espionage, we continue with another adventure with Sophronia and the gang at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy.  This time she stumbles upon a plot to kidnap her best friend and her brother as a way to force their parents to do (or not do)....something.   Can Sophronia figure out what is happening and keep her friend safe?  And more importantly, can she do it while still negotiating the perils of being a lady of quality?   This is a great followup to the original...a steampunk fantastical adventure with werewolves, magicians and vampires...and a strong, fiesty leading lady determined to save the day.  Definitely a "to be read immediately" choice.

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