From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the delightful sequel to Imprudence.Accidentally abandoned!All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions:Can the perfect book club give a man back his soul?Will her brother ever stop wearing his idiotic velvet fez?And can the amount of lard in Christmas pudding save an entire species?...
|Title||:||Competence (The Custard Protocol #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||309 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Competence (The Custard Protocol #3) Reviews
As always, wonderfully ready by Moira Quirk but this time it just wasn't enough. I was bored. I feel like the author had a lot to say about love and relationships and social pressures, but also had a lot of adventure to write. Unfortunately, there was about 70% love and relationships (and endless conversations about them), 20% etiquette/ fashion and 10% story. There were so many interesting things presented and then dropped. Or presented and then wrapped up off stage. While I love ...more
So, I finally figured our what bothered me so much about Prudence/ Imprudence.
The protagonist has EVERYTHING. She is the most powerful, AND only one of her kind, with devoted loving wealthy parents willing to give her everything INCLUDING a romantic partner as part of her “gift” of a crew of “floaters”.
Somehow them mc (aka one or both if the twins) not automatically having everything handed to them made this book a whole lot more interesting. Bring on Incompetence
Another delightful romp aboard the Spotted Custard: a madcap voyage from Singapore to Peru, a flirty lioness, an endangered species of vampire and a philosophy bookclub. What's not to like?
I listened to this in audio. As always, Moira Quirk was a delightful narrator. I wasn't convinced I would enjoy this entry in the Custard Protocol series, as I knew it was Prim's story (the daughter of Ivy Tunstell, Vampire Queen and best friend of Alexia from the Parasol Protectorate series). And I'll admit, the opening chapters in Singapore were a bit slow for me focusing almost completely on Prim and Tasherit. Tasherit is clearly still in love with Prim, and Prim -- while attracted -- is resi ...more
I enjoyed it! I got a laugh out of the Peruvian vampires!
After my last couple of reads, I was in the mood for something on the fluffier side, which this decidedly is. It's part of the Custard Protocol series, but instead of focusing on the girl from the first two, it centers more on her best friend Primrose, who I found much much more interesting (and adorable). Or maybe I was just more invested in the romantic plot here, seeing as it involves a WERELIONESS!!! Get it, girl! (Which applies to both of them, really ...more
it would be five stars—ladies! multirace multispecies romances! transfolks from other cultures! however the treatment of the humans living in Lima was all horribly colonialist. it is one thing for a character to hold a Wrong Thought. It is another to never prove that the locals are anything more than idiots who cannot tell the difference better vampires and pale people. Like the Spanish conquistadors or the onship Italians are THAT much darker? (particularly as they have a very distinct local va ...more
Love Gail Carriger? Then you will love this entry into the her vampire and werewolf filled universe. Everything you'd expect, adventure and a little bit of romance. I got a huge kick out of her new vampire species, as well as the closer look at Primrose. Now I just have to know if Percy will get his story told?
This author has volumes that range from YA to racier adult material. I would say this is for adults, although no more graphic than SOULESS.