Waistcoats & Weaponry
Class is back in session...
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what--or who--they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all.
Gather your poison, steel tipped quill, and the rest of your school supplies and join Mademoiselle Geraldine's proper young killing machines in the third rousing installment in the New York Times bestselling Finishing School Series by steampunk author, Gail Carriger.
I highly recommend this series. The books are fun and engaging and the narrator does an excellent job of sucking you in. I don’t normally read YA, but I adored everything about the Finishing School series. (Except for maybe the love triangle aspect, but that wasn’t as painful as others I’ve read and didn’t dominate the plot, so it’s all good.)
I decided to read through all of Gail Carriger’s books after randomly picking the San Andres Shifters off the bookshelf at a store. I love it and as soon as I realized it was part of a more expansive universe, I had to read it all. Despite loving the premise, the characters, the voice, and the world build, I had trouble getting into the first book in the Finishing School series on my e-reader. Thank goodness I thought to try in a different medium before giving up because I LOVED it. I’ve since made it through the next six books in the universe and I can’t recommend it enough.
The only bummer is that for some reason I couldn’t find the fourth and final audiobook in The Finishing School series, Manners & Mutiny, on iBooks. The audiobook is available elsewhere, but I ended up just reading the ebook.