When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances — names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier’s wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone’s secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?
I loved Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, and now it’s time for the second generation to take over! I can’t wait to meet Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama, who just can’t be nothing but awesome with the three parents she has had raising her. It will be lovely to return to this world with its ladies, vampires, werewolves, and adventure with a sense of fun! I’ve also read the first book in Carriger’s Finishing School series, but didn’t like the YA thing as much as her adult novels, so I’m really looking forward to this one. Expected publication is March 17th, 2015.
This post is linked at Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme that tells us what books the blogosphere is most anxiously waiting for. It hosted by Breaking the Spine.