Reviews for Etiquette & Espionage
AudioFile Reviews 2013 April
Listeners can settle in to hear about 14-year-old Sophronia, who is a bit of an unladylike troublemaker. When the opportunity arises for Sophronia to attend Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, her mother jumps at the chance to send her. What Sophronia soon learns is that it's not an ordinary finishing school but a finishing school for spies. Moira Quirk's narration is a delight as she pulls from a wide vocal range to create her characters. From the proper British mean girl to the tinny-voiced machine, each voice has a unique sound and matches the humor of the story. It all makes for a rollicking good time. S.B.T. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
Library Journal Express Reviews
Debut author Rush's unforgettable YA novel addresses the challenges of learning that you can't rely on your own memories. Annie and the four genetically altered boys who live in her basement escape from the Branch and are on the run while trying to piece together their lives. What they learn is shocking and deadly. Will they be able to beat the Branch and get their freedom? The story is fast paced and holds listeners' attention until every twist has come and gone. Casey Holloway does a decent job narrating, though at times it sounds a bit choppy. However, the story is so well done that you cannot help but be drawn into their world as they struggle to put the pieces of their lives together. Verdict Fans of SF and fantasy YA novels as well as those who enjoy psychological thrillers will appreciate this title.--Stephanie Charlefour, Wixom P.L., MI (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.