04 December 2015

A School for Unusual Girls; Kathleen Baldwin

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Regency romance meets spy school. Ok, but the Garriger "Finishing School", LaFevers "His Fair Assassin" and Carter "Gallagher Girls" series do virtually the same thing, so what makes this special? Answer, not much. Even the heroine seems muted, not putting two and two together about the Stranje School or her classmates yet supposedly incredibly intelligent. Some of the references to the era feel forced ("night rail" for example, which becomes "night gown" later, or the ton mention) as if something was needed to create a more of a sense of setting, so why not this phrase or that artifact?

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