Set In an alternate England of 1851, Carriger's (Timeless, 2012) steampunk tale introduces spirited 14-year-old Sophronia, whose mother is desperate for her to become a lady. She decides to enroll her daughter in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Academy. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what it appears. The faculty includes a werewolf and a vampire and besides dancing, drawing and music, the girls also learn to become assassins and spies. Sophronia assembles a lovable gang including a student from the nearby evil-genius academy and a steam-powered dog to assist her on an action-packed espionage adventure.