Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
Age Range: 12 – 17 years | Grade Level: 7 and up | Series: Finishing School (Book 4) | Hardcover: 336 pages | Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 3, 2015)
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!
My Thoughts on Manners and Mutiny
Young Adult literature just doesn’t get any better than this. I’m hopelessly addicted to Gail Carriger’s books and her style of writing. I can’t wait to dive into her New Adult and Adult titles. I already have some of them waiting for me on my trusty Kindle.
This is the fourth and final adventure in the Finishing School series. And what an adventure it’s been! I loved every page of this series and plan to read them all again. They’re definitely worth owning because one read through is certainly not going to be enough.
My one and only complaint is that I wanted more closure with Felix. Sophronia got closure, but I didn’t feel like I did. He was one of my favorite characters with his witty humor and beautiful, kohl lined eyes. However, I loved the way things ended. Everything went down in a glorious, Sophronia-esque fashion.
Other than my yearning for more Felix, this was a perfect ending to a fantastic series. I’ll be passing this one along to some friends with teenage daughters.
This is a great series for teens ages 13 and up. It’s pretty clean, too.
Cover love: I love all the covers for this series. They’re fun, but they radiate danger and adventure. I also like how Sophronia’s weapon of choice changes on each cover.
Content: Some violence, but nothing gory or over the top.
Source: I bought this book.
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