Waistcoats and Weaponry

Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ugh. These books have me hooked but I'm loving them less and less.

The love triangle gets worse, teacher/student romances ensue (and are normalized? wait, what?) and oh, mercy, the feminist agenda was just a bit strong.

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But just so we are all clear: TEAM SOAP. Like why is Felix even a consideration?

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Wanting to see Sophronia treat Soap right and the silly steampunk world keeps me coming back for more. But I'm not sure I would consider this middle grade like many do. Nor do I consider it a book that I would want my kids to read and be influenced by the principles of at a younger age or even older, if they think that is the way to attract a healthy relationship.

Sophronia has become an arrogant, entitled, and fickle tease. But excellent spy material.

Obviously, this is not a book about becoming a model citizen. It's a bit anti-hero at heart. So all things considered it shouldn't be judged too harshly for that last bit.



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