In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to read and perhaps add to the hoard. I also link to “Waiting On” Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Cover links take you to Goodreads; all blurbs are also from Goodreads.
Manners & Mutiny (Gail Carriger)
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!
- I loved the first three books in the series, and I’ve got to find out what happens next. . .
- Especially to poor Soap! He was, um, embarking on a new life at the end of the last book.
- Schemes and plots and uncertain alliances – all the fun of a good spy novel – set in a steampunk/gaslight world of British high society, werewolves, and vampires, where young boys go to school to become Evil Geniuses, and finishing doesn’t just mean acquiring social polish.
- Carriger’s sense of humor and whimsical imagination often have me laughing out loud.
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
I so need to finish listening to book one. I was enjoying it but haven’t had audio time lately. Must try harder 😀
anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…1 star–Playing Hard to Master (Masters Unleashed, #2) by Sparrow Beckett
Is the reader good? My library only has the first book. I think my daughter might enjoy these in audio; she’s got a 20-minute walk to school each day.
I read the first – liked it, but not loved it. Now I’m waiting for my library to buy the others 🙂
Red Iza recently posted…Review / Lyla Payne : Not quite true
I read the first from the library, was lucky enough to snag a NetGalley ARC for one of them, and then caught a Kindle sale, so… since I love them and I have the first three (courtesy of that Kindle sale), I went ahead and preordered book four. 🙂
So glad I got to meet you yesterday!! Looking forward to adding even more books to my recommended reads pile. 😉
Same here! And I loved your fairy houses and fairy salad posts. I’ve added your blog to the ones I keep an eye on on Bloglovin. 🙂 And I sent you that link I told you about. Take care!
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
I don’t love this series but I have been enjoying it. I want to know ab out Soap too! Oys.
Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Bea Reviews The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Yes – poor Soap!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
This is a series I’ve been really wanting to read. Now that I know you enjoyed it I think it’ll have to go a little higher up my TBR.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…Guaranteed to Bleed – Review
It’s a really delightful series, and has me wanting to read her adult novels.
I’ve seen this series around a few times and it sounds like a good one. I have read the first book in this author her adult series, but it was just an okay one for me, so not sure if I will enjoy this series. The concept of this one does sound interesting.
I hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as the previous books!
Lola recently posted…Lola’s Ramblings: What Makes for Good World Building?
I haven’t read the adult series yet, but this one is slyly funny and delightfully offbeat.