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?...
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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
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* An eARC was provided by the author for review.
It’s been a while since we last checked in with the motley crew of the Spotted Custard, but the newest installment in Gail Carriger’s The Custard Protocol series was absolutely worth the wait! I didn’t realize how much I missed this group of adorably quirky characters until I started reading Competence.
The title is very fitting here, as the novel focuses on Primrose Tunstell, probably the most reliable memb ...more
E fu così che Prim uscì dall'armadio e tutti gridarono "Finalmente!". Percy compreso. Che c'era arrivato prima di lei.
Ero contentissima che questo romanzo fosse incentrato su Prim e Tash. Alla prova dei fatti è stato più corale e meno focalizzato su di loro di quello che speravo, ma va benissimo lo stesso. Va bene perché il risultato è molto equilibrato. Vedere Rue con gli occhi degli altri personaggi, entrare nella testa di Percy (e rimanerne destabilizzati... perché scoprire che dei due gemell ...more
At one point, I considered dropping this series, and Competence makes me glad that I didn't. There's been some white savior shit in this series, but this one's lighter on the plot, avoiding that mistake with a plot that barely registers, and heavier on the romance. It's humorous, irreverent and full of kissing, which is what I liked best from Carriger anyway.
The prior books were about Rue and Quesnel, but they've settled into happy couple status and the POV has shifted to Tunstell siblings Prim ...more
It’s always, always a delight to read Gail Carriger, especially as her imagined universe has matured; her characters wholly inhabit this fabulous alternative Victorian space, and it’s clear that Carriger loves them all.
To be honest, Competence, the 3rd book in the Custard Protocol series, started a bit slowly. I mean, there was some initial excitement, but the bulk of the action seemed a bit contrived, so I couldn’t quite get comfortable. But as I kept reading, I realized that this is sort of t ...more
Picture yourself floating through the air, with a ladybug-spotted balloon overhead, surrounded by your best friends and some adoring crew members. Picture yourself floating above India, Africa, even the Pacific Ocean. Picture yourself with fancy hats, stylish traveling dresses, and oversized parasols.
Did all that imagining make you feel light and bubbly, maybe even a little giddy? Well, that's a bit what reading the Custard Protocol books feels like, start to finish. The books in this ...more
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
Actual rating: 4.00