Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School Series #4)

Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School Series #4)

by Gail Carriger


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316190299
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Gail Carriger's Finishing School Series , #4
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 144,026
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She survived her early years by reading most of her local library and memorizing Greek battles. Eventually she escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. In pursuit of further finishing, Ms. Carriger traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. In the Finishing School series, she takes her readers back to a time before the Parasol Protectorate, explaining the mysteries of her steampunk world and visiting a few old friends.

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Manners & Mutiny 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the rest of the series an I have no doubt tht this book will be as good as the others.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration: 4 Story: 4 Picking up with the threat of Pickleman still looming, Sophronia has gained skills, knowledge and plenty of experience in her years as Mademoiselle Geraldine’s student, picking up tricks in espionage, self-sufficiency and loyalty – even as the threats seem to be never ending. When you add in dashes of silliness (for this series has those aplenty) and some intriguing conversations, moments of true friendship and some serious moments of tension and action – almost non-stop actually – the story fits neatly into the series, and presents a wrap-up, of sorts, to a series that combined humor, history and action with some never-before experienced creatures in situations that only could come from Carriger’s pen. Sophronia has been a highlight in this series for me – she’s determined to make her own choices after (mostly) careful thought, and has managed to learn, succeed, and even thrive through all of the adventures, making friends and gaining suitors throughout. While she’s lost the companionship of Sidheag, she’s got Agatha who’s moved on to gain skills and talents as well as the ongoing triangle, that comes with a solution between Felix and Soap. Oh there is a choice to be made, and while I wasn’t completely sold on that conclusion, Carriger did make it feel right for both Sophronia and the story’s overall plotting arc. A clever and often silly set of circumstances that kept me engaged and amused, and brought much of the loose ends to conclusion. Narration is again provided by Moira Quirk and she’s managed to capture each moment, each character with a sense of ‘who’ they are, while not giving away or overworking emotions or a sense that there is more in store for the characters. The words stood solidly as presented, carrying that sense of fun and amusement that is contained within all of Carriger’s novels. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: al conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky characters, adventure, and humor blend so well loved it!
Cullen18 More than 1 year ago
I was not sold on the foreshadowing for love interest in the last 2 books but now...I love it! Seeing him tring to get Sophronia to let him court her in this book was one of my favorite things about it. Sophronia constantly telling him no because of there station was very accurate for the time period and seeing how much he had change since becoming a werewolf was awesome and some of the things he did was kind of HOT My favorite qoute from this book-could not stop laughting "A girl wearing a wicker chicken and playing the harp bopped me with a book about buns and then stuffed me into a piano."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was incredible. I become obsessed with steampunk after reading this book. I recomend it to teens who want an exciting thriller with a touch of history. But i found the ending unsatisfactory. It left some plot holes and it left me wishing for another book to explain what happened. And I didnt like the duke. He was confusing and complicated. I wish they would keep him as a bad guy or a good guy, instead of the weird in-between thing they had going on. And the main charector needs to decide who she likes before she hurts anyone else. But overall, I think this book was one of the best I've ever read.
shibby More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting forever for this to come out in paperback (because it has to match the rest of the books in the series I own, of course). I was so eager to see how Sophronia's story wrapped up, especially as I am almost finished with the series that follows this one. I was not disappointed. Sophronia continues to be a total badass. She makes some choices that she knows will not end well for her, but that's what heroic ladies of quality do. Things were dark for a while there, and I was not sure how it would all turn out. I loved how this ended, though there were some heartbreaking moments. I am very happy with afterword and how everyone's stories wrapped up. I look forward to reading the books and novellas featuring some of these characters set after this series.
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dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
I am sorry to see the last of this series. Thank goodness there are other creations coming from the fertile mind of Ms. Carriger. We have a formidable group of well trained school girl assassins. They do the school proud. Such skill! Such quick thinking! Such fashion sense! The empire in danger and no one in place to stop the danger but Sophronia and her crew. Throw in a handsome newly made werewolf, vampires, flywaymen, Picklemen, and more. And a surprise school contact provides essential and unexpected assistance. Stop reading this and start reading the book. Now.