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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School Book the Fourth)

Manners & Mutiny - Gail Carriger

Ahh... the last book.  Sephronia's last year at Madame Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality (Quali-tay).  She's become quite the intelligencer and rather deadly to boot.


The book wraps up the over-all series arc and shares a few surprises too.  There's a bit of romance in this one and I like that it's as daring (for the times/universe) as Sephronia herself is.


I enjoyed the book, but I didn't love it; it lacked the 'oomph' of Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series – and even the first two books of this series.  Still, it was entertaining and the writing, if not necessarily the plotting, is full of razor-sharp wit and humour.  I never thought I'd say it, but I love the steampunkiness of her books and I look forward to reading the first of her newest series: The Custard Protocol - Prudence.