Sunday, March 22, 2015
Book Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger
This was less YA than Etiquette and Espionage, but much more so than Soulless and the rest. There is a bit of talk about making love, but no actual activity other than a bit of kissing. There are some humorous nudity scenes with not much description of bodies. Overall, I think only the most strict parents would disapprove of this. I certainly wouldn't have found it shocking when I was 14 or so.
As for the rest, the characters are fully developed and delightful, as usual for Carriger. (I was disappointed that she never tells us what's become of Tunstell, Primrose and Percy's father.) And many of our old favorites (Professor Lyall!!) appear again.
The plot moves along trippingly and with much fun, but the book does end on a mild cliff-hanger, with a couple of big issues obviously waiting for the next book, which I believe is called Imprudence. :) (I hope it's out soon!)