I can’t believe the FINISHING SCHOOL READ-ALONG is over! It was hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings and I (Dena @ Batch of Books)! It was such a fun series to read and now I can’t wait for the next book!
Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom of the page, since today is the last day!
This week we read chapters 9-16 of Waistcoats and Weaponry, and it was a crazy, emotional ride!
Waistcoats and Weaponry:
Class is back in session…
In this bestselling sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.
My Thoughts on the second half:
My thoughts about the characters
The characters had me in such turmoil! I was flabbergasted at how some things played out. I was especially disappointed in what happened with Felix. He’s one of my favorite characters! But I was happy for many of the others.
My thoughts about the plot
Completely unpredictable! Every prediction I made after the first half was entirely wrong. I was literally blindsided by so many things, but honestly, I don’t know why I even tried to make predictions. Gail is unpredictable. There is no telling how her mind works.
My least favorite part, so far (if any) SPOILERS!
The part where Sophronia abandons Felix on the tracks. I felt so sad about the whole thing. And then again when his father returns to attack the train and Sophronia knew that he betrayed her by telling his father too much. I think she realized in that moment that she and Felix would never be able to make it work.
My favorite part so far (SPOILERS!)
The ending was super emotional and serious, which I hadn’t expected, but I also loved. I wasn’t sure how to feel right after I finished the book, but I think this has been my favorite book in the series. I loved what happened with Captain Niall and Sidheag and I wanted to scream “I KNEW IT!” at anyone that would listen.
Favorite quotes (take from the ARC)
“If anyone saw Monique, a well-dressed woman of quality, dangling from the doorway, they apparently assumed everyone had problems in life and moved on.” (Location 2360)
“Like some strange form of fruit from a floating trifle, the heart of the flywaymen’s dirigible spilled forth vast numbers of crystalline valve frequensors.” (Location 2715)
“In fact, she had a real need to consult with Vieve on much of what they had learned, and stolen, and crashed into.” (Location 2803)
Predictions for the next book?
Absolutely none. I have no idea where the plot is going, what Sophronia is going to do, or what characters to appear in the next book.
The ending was so weird because it was sad and serious in many ways, yet it still drew me in and made me want more. I can’t wait for the next book to see where all this is going!
Werewolves! What about the werewolves? What will happen with Soap? What will happen with Felix? Why do I have to wait an entire year for the next book?!
Your turn! What do you think of the book so far? Make sure you enter the giveaway too!