Date read: August 22, 2015
1. Etiquette & Espionage
2. Curtsies & Conspiracies
3. Waistcoats & Weaponry - Paperback | Kindle
4. Manners & Mutiny
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Class is back in session....Thoughts on Waistcoats & Weaponry: Another fun installment as Sophronia puts her finishing school training to good use. Her teachers are beginning to fear she might be too good (is there any such thing?) and her gentlemen callers are piling up.
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 hijack a suspiciously empty train to return their chum Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. But when Sophronia discovers they are being trailed by a dirigible of Picklemen and flywaymen, she unearths a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos. With her friends in mortal danger, Sophronia must sacrifice what she holds most dear--her freedom.
Gather your poison, your 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.
Oh, and she might be in a position to thwart a most dastardly plot. AS ONE SOMETIMES IS.
Before I go on, I'm going to point out that once again I was saddened by the lack of werewolves. I mean, there were more than in the previous book and the ones who did show up were decidedly naked (always a plus), but my rally cry is and shall always be MOAR WEREWOLVES.
*ahem* So. Sophronia has her hands full trying to keep Sidheag from getting into trouble. Except Sidheag knows what she needs to do and it isn't aboard a dirigible. I LOVED seeing the events that brought Lord Maccon into Alexa's orbit in the Parasol Protectorate books. Not that we saw them. But we did see the fallout. And that's fantastic.
Some issues that had been making themselves known were resolved and Sophronia once again proved herself a master of quick thinking. And bladed fans. AS ONE SOMETIMES IS.