Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
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If one must flirt…flirt with danger.
Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine’s floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia’s sootie Soap nearby. She would rather thwart dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored.
Who can she trust? Royal werewolf dewan? Stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way. Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster.
Midway though this year I decided that I wanted to read the books from Gail Carriger’s Parasolverse in chronological order. This lead me to start the journey of the Parasolverse Read-Along in August 2018. If you would like more information about the read-along please visit my post about it here. At the beginning of each month, I will have a brief read-along post go up letting you know what the book for that month is.
What I thought
Manners and Mutiny is the fourth and final book in the Finishing School Series. This world is a blend of paranormal, steampunk, and some romance. I love this world so much! It’s like someone sat down and took everything that I love and put it all together. Sophronia has now been at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing School for Girls of Quality for a little while.
This is a wonderful conclusion novel for this series. I have to say that I want so much more about these characters, because I have fell in love with them all. I really hope that we will be getting more stories about these characters in the future. Yes some of them appear in the other series. I have to say that this is the most action packed book in this series and I found myself not wanting to put it down. I loved how things wrapped up and the character still grow and you found out some back story you did not know before. Gail makes her characters feel real, they express real feelings and emotions as a real person would feel. Due to the events from the previous books are now a lovely trio are still dealing with those outcomes. I love when an author is able to accomplish this because it makes the characters feel more relatable, and shows that the characters have layers and are not robots. I found myself rooting for them and laughing at some of the scenes. All in all these books always make me feel better after reading them.
I am sorry there is not much I can say about the plot without taking the chance of spoiling things. So I am going to leave you with a few quotes.
“A girl wearing a wicker chicken and playing the harp bopped me with a book about buns and then stuffed me under a piano.”
“We’re a team like tea and milk, or cake and custard, or pork and apple.”
“Sophronia felt bound to object. “I, for one, should prefer not to shoot at someone I like.”
“Admirable scruples, Miss Temminnick. Get over them. For you will do it anyway.”
“Please don’t. When you think about things, Sophronia, they only get more complicated. This thing between us could be so very easy, if you let it.”
My Rating: /5