A great end to the series... Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger (Review)

Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4)Manners & Mutiny
(Finishing School #4)
by Gail Carriger
YA Steampunk
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 326 Pages
November 3rd 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary

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.

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My Review

MANNERS & MUTINY was a fabulous ending to this Young Adult Steampunk series! It's full of Carriger's usual humor, wit, dangerous escapades, unique twists, and a little romance. Perfect for Steampunk fans and one roller-coaster of a ride!

This was a steadily building plot the first half of the story. I could feel the underlying tension and knew that something big was going to happen, but wasn't exactly sure what and when. There were plenty of twists and developments to keep things interesting. Then when the big thing came, it was crazy. I loved every minute and was holding on to my seat hoping that Sophronia would somehow be able to get out of this one.

I love the mix of historical, espionage, humor, and romance in this series, that continues in this final book! There are interesting gadgets, but in this one it was more of what Sophronia found that was available to her using what she has learned from school and her own intellect. She was brave, fierce, smart, and beautiful. The ending was intense. I loved it! I didn't quite get the happily-ever-after I fully wanted. I'm just old fashioned like that.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was another fabulous release from this author and I can't wait for her to dive back into the Young Adult genre again. In the meantime, I'll have to settle with other books in the genre and the author's adult series.

Content: Some innuendo, violence, and suggestive content.

Source: Purchased

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