Book Review: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carringer

Posted October 31, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail CarringerWaistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
Series: Finishing School #3
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on 2014-11-04
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Girls & Women, Historical, Manners & Etiquette, Social Issues, Steampunk, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
Buy on Amazon

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.

I am kind of curious if “Waistcoats & Weaponry” by Gail Carringer is the end of the series or if there will be more books. I have to say that I am truly disappointed with this series. I think this series has the best covers ever but I am so disappointed with this series. I felt bored the entire way through. I don’t feel like each story is gett wrapped up at all and I can’t seem to fall in love with any of the characters.

I would think that with Carringer being such a popular author that we would see some better material from her but I am just not feeling it at all. The pace has increased with this book but I still couldn’t find a way to connect with the stories or the characters at all. I feel as if the characters just didn’t have any substance to them.

In this installment of the Finishing School series, something has gone wrong in the werewolf world. This novel seemed to focus more on the love triangle in Saphronia’s life. Who it will be that she wants to end up with. Soap is jealous of Felix because Felix has an invatation to Saphronia’s brother’s ball and then Soap crashes it. Then when all the machines shut off at the house everyone knows that something is wrong. Saphronia, Dimity, Felix, Soap, and Sidheagh all go on an adventure. Since something is wrong with the werewolves, they are trying to reach London which is where the biggest werewolf group is housed.

I am so stuck on writing a review for this story because I was just really disappointed again. I was hoping that by the third book it would get really good but I just don’t feel like this story is going anywhere. The titles are lots of fun and the covers are fabulous but I am just not feeling it for the rest of the story.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.