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Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard return from India with revelations that shake the foundations of England's scientific community. Queen Victoria is not amused, the vampires are tetchy, and something is wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue's best friend, Primrose, keeps getting engaged to the most unacceptable military types. Rue has family problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue's beginning to suspect what they really are is frightened.-- from book jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316212212
Branch Call Number: CARRIGE
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Mar 27, 2019

This series is so much fun. I love Gail Carriger's writing -- her plots are fun and full of hijinks, but the cheeky dialogue is where I think she really shines -- and this was no exception. Fair warning that you will likely find yourself, at various points in this book, wanting to clock Rue over the head because she is totally clueless about various interpersonal relationships, but she figures it out by the end, of course. Looking forward to the next two books in this series from the twins' perspective!

Jul 02, 2018

It's been a while since I read Prudence, but it was very easy to fall back into these characters and I really enjoy the humor and relationships between them.

Aug 16, 2017

Glad to have discovered Gail Carriger's books. This was cheeky and cleverly written. Will certainly read more by this author, and soon!

ArapahoeCatherine Jan 15, 2017

I love the cheeky characters that Carriger creates! While the Parasol Protectorate series will always be my favorite, I thoroughly enjoyed Prudence's sass and independence. These books are perfect for anyone looking for super fun times. I highly recommend the audiobook if you're feeling adventurous! Bonus: We got more of Lady Maccon and her erstwhile werewolf husband in this book!

Nov 15, 2016

I enjoyed this duology about Prudence and her crew. I still like the Parasol Protectorate better however, it was interesting to learn more about the characters in their old age and continue the journey into the world Carriger has created. And I love Quesnel!! Also, Prudence is much for forward than her parents ever were which is fun and I enjoyed the ship elements too. It added a bit more adventure to the whole affair.

Sep 11, 2016

This book was just plain fun! It was silly and bordered on ridiculous at times, which is part of Carriger's charm. It was bittersweet to see some of the storylines from the Parasol Protectorate series finally wrapped up, but hopefully we will see some old character reappearances in books to come!

bkilfoy Aug 12, 2016

Steampunk, romance, and Victorian-era adventure. If you've read Carriger before you'll be delighted by this second entry in the series. Rue continues to delight as she grows up, there are wonderful reunions with favourite characters from the Parasol Protectorate series, and while it's sometimes difficult to figure out just where the meandering plot is going, the ride is entirely worth it. Highly recommended to fans of Carriger's style.

CMLReads_Kristin Jun 12, 2016

Good fun for fans of Gail Carriger's steam punk world. While we don't see Lord Akeldama much in this volume, there are some interesting reveals about his origins! Plus...Egypt and werelions!

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