Sophronia Temminnick is a good girl from a good family who is unfortunately completely helpless in her country house in Victorian England: she can’t curtsey to save her life and she’d rather dissect the new dumb-waiter than display her manners, much less find a husband. She’s recommended – and accepted to – a most unusual finishing school. One that selects based both on a young lady’s breeding as well as potential in the subtler arts of spying and assassination. Little Women meets Jane Eyre, plus werewolves, vampires, and assassination. First-class research makes it endlessly engaging, with one downside: how quickly it ends.