Style - the book was exceptionally well written. It did not scream first book! Like many do. The book holds a humorous Victorian with a modern edged tone throughout. I've read many a book set in this era and not written in it and Carriger pulls it off better than most. The humor is refreshingly honest in its delivery and in fitting with the characters. The style really makes the book with its stiffly delivered Victorian quips.
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Plot - the plot is not overly complex. It is mostly a good adventure story with a nice bit of romance in it. Nothing deep, but absolutely fun. The plot does, however, completely fit the characters.
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Overall - I would definitely recommend this book. Its silly and fun and just an all around good read. Imagine many who like Jane Austen will also like this (if they aren't too stuffy). Like I mentioned it is the style that really pulled me in. It is just interesting to read. And the characters will make sure I don't get bored and find something else to do with my time.