Waistcoats & Weaponry

Waistcoats & Weaponry

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780316279628
0316279625
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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kathleen_DCL Sep 27, 2017

A fun Steam Punk book that is funny and thoroughly enjoyable.

sarahbru17 Aug 11, 2017

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 9/10
Audio: 10/10
It felt strange, getting away from Mademoiselle Geraldine's for a while (in the same way that it felt strange to leave Hogwarts in HP7). It was good seeing how these characters interacted with a non-school environment. Characters continued to develop in realistic and surprising ways, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for the finale!

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marthabwaters
May 21, 2017

I love when series continue to improve as they go on, and that is certainly proving to be the case with this one. If you like: Victorian fashion, werewolves, vampires, floating finishing schools, and/or romantic subplots, this is the series for you – and this might have been my favorite installment yet. It’s exceptionally readable and extremely funny, and I’m honestly sad there’s only one book left with Sophronia & co. So good!

PinesandPrejudice Nov 30, 2016

This is clearly my favorite of the series so far. I don't know if it's because they are older, or if because we figure out more of the mystery or if it's because it wasn't set in the school...I don't really care. I am actually looking forward to the next book now and can't wait to see how this series ends.

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SashaE
Feb 28, 2016

This was definitely my favorite of all the books of this series, I even cried at one part! It was funny, Scary, And Smart! I loved this book! Vampires and werewolves! Loved it!

kirstd31 Feb 01, 2016

The narrator was great! The story is good. Is your basic supernatural adventure book with a group of female spies added in.

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amalyndb
Jan 26, 2016

This, the third of four books, picks up from the previous two. Wherein vampires and their hives were a focus in the second book (Curtsies & Conspiracies), werewolves are the focus here. The books have some really interesting worldbuilding going on, with vampires, werewolves arrayed against one another, as well as against the Picklemen - technomancers who oppose the supernatural.

Borrowing a train, injuries, and a werewolf metamorphosis, this was very enjoyable to read.

mvkramer Sep 24, 2015

Sadly, not much happens in this volume. In fact, I almost quit reading more than once. Glad I stuck with it, because a lot of important and interesting development happens in about the last quarter of the book. Now I'm really interested in where the last volume will take Sophronia and Soap.

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lololibby
Jun 20, 2015

I loved this book. I wish that it had taken less time to come out though. Sorry for all of those out there who love Soap, but, I'm still forever and always on Team Felix.

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TinaBlack
May 06, 2015

Need a way to check ebooks back in on the summary page!

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