Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger, Narrated by Moira Quirk
Genre: Steampunk, Historical Urban Fantasy, Romance, YA
Published: November 3rd 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
I’ve been looking forward to this book since I finished the last one. Gail Carriger is one of my favorite writers. Hers are the books I’d sit down on an empty weekend to re-read the entire series, just to try to relive the excitement and the brilliance of the plot, and the life of the characters.
At the beginning of the series we see Sophronia hiding in a dumbwaiter and dropping a trifle on a guest. She’s a rambunctious, over energetic, stir crazy girl. But by the end of the series, she has grown into an elegant, cunning, and well finished lady. Mind you she is still our beloved Sophronia! just with a little more…Qualite’.
The story tied up every loose end in an epic and fulfilling conclusions that leaves the reader satisfied for the opportunities in the characters futures. We don’t need to know every detail of their futures: we know they will succeed in making their own way. I am so happy with the way this series ended!
About the Book
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 sweet sootie Soap nearby. She would much rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and now she’s not sure whom to trust. What does the brusque werewolf dewan know? On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster—in decidedly dramatic fashion, of course.
What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her years of training to the test? Find out in this highly anticipated and thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!
About the Author
Check out my interview with Gail Carriger here!
Gail Carriger writes comedic steampunk mixed with urbane fantasy in three series: two adult, the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol, and one YA, the Finishing School series. Her books are published in eighteen different languages. She has twelve NYT bestsellers via six different lists (including #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the ALA (for her debut Soulless) and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French readers. She was once an archaeologist and is overly fond of tea.