Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Manners and MutinyManners & MutinyManners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger by Gail Carriger

My least favorite of what had been a delightfully entertaining series. Some of that is surely just because my hopes were so high, both because I have so enjoyed the previous books in the series, and because I’d just finished Winter (and LOVED IT), so I was all excited: YES! Series endings can be amazing!

And this one … wasn’t.

It wasn’t terrible by any means, and if you’ve read the earlier books I can’t imagine that you won’t want to read this as well. And perhaps if you’ve got tempered expectations you’ll be pleased enough with this.

As it was it was somewhat disappointing. I do still adore the beginning of the series, and I did like finding out certain things about some characters (being intentionally vague here), but the wrap-up at the end seemed to leave some others out. Perhaps they make appearances in the other series she wrote?

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Publisher’s Description:
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!

Book Details

Title: Manners & MutinyManners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger
Author: Gail Carriger
Category: Fiction / Fanstasy (Steampunk)
My Rating: 3 Stars

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  1. I’ve not read this series. My TBR list is growing at an alarming rate since I discovered you and MMD. One thing about finding a series after the last book is published means no waiting year after year for the next book ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That’s one of my favorite reasons for waiting until a series is finished before starting it!

      I’m not always successful at that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I’m not always successful either. It’s worse if the series is a fav of my co-workers because then I have no choice LOL. They want to talk about it RIGHT NOW ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I remember being more disappointed with the third book, but I couldn’t quite decide if I thought this one was really good or just mediocre. I read the other series, so the references made sense to me, but I felt like I should reread it since I’ve forgotten a bunch.

    I dunno. Maybe I just OD’d on this style, because what had been delightful fell kind of flat.

    • I definitely think that was part of my problem with #3 – I was tired of the world she’d built and found myself metaphorically rolling my eyes at it instead of being amused.

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