Being a huge fan of Ally Carter, this book seemed the perfect one for me. Instead, it was probably one of the most snore-worthy books I've read thus far in the year 2013.
One quality I wish I had was the ability to continue a book, even if it seems impossible to do so. No, I don't have enough commitment or patience to do that. If the book doesn't catch my attention within 100 pages, I will give it up. Which is exactly what happened with this book; I lost my patience, and began another book that had a higher priority on my TBR shelf.
It is shameful that I couldn't finish this book; it had some potential to be a great book. The main character, Sophronia, was what stood out. She was a tomboy of sorts, and a bit rebellious. She was nothing like the other girls in typical YA and had a charming quality to her that instantly made me like her.
But, one of the major downfalls of Etiquette & Espionage is that it felt sort of immature, like it was mistakenly categorized as Young Adult when it should have been in the Children's Fiction genre.
I don't know; maybe I couldn't finish this book because I wasn't in the mood (since I have been feeling a bit down lately), or just overall laziness. There is a chance that it was either of those reasons, so I will probably give this book another chance once I feel like it.