What an amusing read! I was quite entertained by the lightness and perhaps the touch of silliness. Carriger spun a unique and fun story.
Sophronia was spunky, sweet, and above all, fearless. She took on flywaymen, the Pickleman and a huge mechanimal in style with cool precision and courage. I mean, even in that one sentence, I am sure you can catch a glimpse into the world of this book. Sophronia’s little mob was adorable. I liked that they all had different characteristics. Dimity being in love with jewels and dresses, Sidheage the werewolf, Soap the sooty, and Pillover the evil genius in training. Aah, the names. They are quite interesting! Mrs. Barnaclegoose sounds like something out of a Beatrix Potter book rather a YA novel. Although, there was something about this aspect that I really enjoyed.
The plot was compelling. It was so fun to follow Sophronia around on her adventures and Carriger spent time where it was needed but did not dwell where it was unnecessary.
I know there are some less favourable reviews of this book so if you’re interested in it, let me mention one thing. You almost need to change your mindset for this book. It is, in a way, silly, but it is also fun. If you read it with this lightheartedness in mind, I think you will enjoy it much more than if you go in expecting a serious young adult fantasy. Hopefully that kind of makes sense. Haha
Anyway, stay safe.
Bye for now!
P.S. I love the cover. It was a touch deceiving because the girl on the cover looks a lot older than Sophronia is, but nonetheless, it is nicely laid out.