Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School Series #4)

Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School Series #4)

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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

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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!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
01/01/2016
Gr 6–10—The final book in "The Finishing School" steampunk/paranormal series (Little, Brown) comes to a satisfying conclusion. After an eventful spring, with Sophronia thwarting the Picklemen, and indenturing to the Dewan to save Soap, the rest of the year at Madame Geraldine's Finishing School is quiet. Sophronia, Agatha, and Dimity prepare to leave for the holidays and attend a ball at Bunson's School for Evil Genuises. At Bunson's, Sophronia turns Bumbersnoot over to Vieve for upkeep, as well as the installation of a crystal valve that they hope will alert them when the Picklemen attack again. Older sister Petunia surprises Sophronia with a pleasant Christmas in London with plenty of shopping and a possible lead about the Picklemen's plans. Madame Geraldine's annual New Year's Eve tea is interrupted by Flywaymen and Picklemen taking over the school. Sophronia hides when the students are evacuated and, for three perilous days, removes adversaries and learns their plot. To save the empire, she must go down with the dirigible. The last-minute arrival of her friends and nemesis Monique offers Sophronia a slim chance for survival. Carriger deftly ends the series with most of the young ladies "finishing" their schooling and going off into the world. Sophronia's future is left open, and the lead of Carriger's "Parasol Protectorate" (Orbit) adult series is hinted at. The addition of a cutaway map of the dirigible makes it easy to follow the exhilarating adventures of these young ladies with special talents and proper manners. VERDICT A great addition to any library where the books are popular.—Tamara Saarinen, Pierce County Library, WA
From the Publisher
Praise for Manners & Mutiny:"The final installment of Carriger's quality steampunk series...is a worthy addition that is just plain fun. Carriger wraps up the plot beautifully, with plenty of mechanicals, mayhem, and mischief."—RT Book Reviews"

The Finishing School series goes out in style, with plenty of derring-do action, witty repartee, several surprising revelations, and satisfying romance. And, of course, some to-die-for accessories."—Horn Book"

A satisfying conclusion.... A cutaway map of the dirigible makes it easy to follow the exhilarating adventures of these young ladies with special talents and proper manners."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316190282
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/03/2015
Series:
Gail Carriger's Finishing School Series , #4
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
51,767
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet 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 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky characters, adventure, and humor blend so well loved it!
Anonymous 9 months ago
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.