Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail CarrigerWaistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger

Waistcoats & Weaponry

byGail Carriger

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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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 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 theNew York Timesbestselling Finishing School series by steampunk author Gail Carriger.
New York Timesbestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in ...
Title:Waistcoats & WeaponryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031619025X

ISBN - 13:9780316190251


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Romance And Encounters With Werewolves Sophronia Temminick has to be one of the most indecisive characters I've ever seen. As a matter of fact, nearly everyone in this book annoyed me at some point. Indecisive, headstrong, foolhardy, blinded by romantic notions - Carriger managed to press every button and check off every possible emotion known to hormonal teenagers. Bad decisions were made, as they usually are in a story centered around teens, but this book took questionable choices to an entirely new level. And the romance. Really big "ugh", Ms. Carriger. Granted, these young ladies are attending a finishing school, where they will be expected to learn the finger points of seduction and how to ensnare a member of the opposite sex. However, I felt that the espionage and - frankly - the more exciting parts of their education were lacking or completely ignored in this book, until the last quarter of the book when Sophronia and Co. managed to pull off a most daring heist involving a train and suspicious air dinghies. This, in my opinion, saved the book from being a waste of my time. While I did not enjoy it as much as the previous book in this series, I did still relish the opportunity to explore Carriger's fictional world beyond the boundaries of Miss Geraldine's floating school. Sophronia's adventures take her and her friends to London and beyond. We also have a rare opportunity to come up close and personal with werewolves, in both human and animal form, and - surprisingly - under relatively normal and calm circumstances, as opposed to moon-crazed animals leaping for throats. I applaud Carriger for turning werewolves into three dimensional characters, where most authors simply write them off as bloodthirsty beings. The ending was somewhat satisfactory, but it still left me with quite a few questions that I felt hadn't been answered properly or even at all, but perhaps Carriger will explore these loose ends more in the fourth and final novel. I look forward to seeing how she will wrap up this unique and fun series.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel Possible even better than the first, a wonderful series
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ups and downs This series is so fun to read. I love all the characters, especially Soap! And so this book was also a quick, fun read...until it wasn't...but then it was again. That's the most I can say. I look forward to Manners and Mutiny coming soon.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favourite book in the series Topping good fun! Only wish there had been more time and action in Scotland. Book 2 develops the existing main characters well, brings others into greater prominence to great effect, and brings about some wonderful new adventures. Was very pleased to see the storylines develop outside the standard boarding school drama style. Definitely my favourite in the series. I laughed so hard!
Date published: 2016-11-15

Editorial Reviews

"If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick."
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