I cannot believe this is the final book in this series! I am so sad to see it end, but it definitely went out with a bang. When they brought up the baby plot earlier in this series, I rolled my eyes and thought good god, this is going to be a bunch of crap, but I have got to say that I actually found the toddler antics endearing, hilarious, and fun. Prudence and her interactions with Lord Akeldama, his drones, the werewolf pack, etc. are nothing less than adorable, and she definitely adds a good bit of excitement to the mix.
I was so impressed with the mystery aspect of this book. The way Carriger is able to pull clues and hints from previous books and a past we didn't even know existed is fantastic. Normally this would be overwhelming, but the way this book carefully crafts all the pieces together eases toward conclusions slowly, allowing the reader to be surprised without feeling like things came totally out of left field. I also loved how each and every character has their own agenda and their own set of goals in this final book. Everyone acts fairly independently, but the plots intermingle and play off of one another, making the story ridiculously enjoyable.
There wasn't a dull moment in this book, and I loved every second of reading it. The endings for all the characters were satisfying, and I liked that many questions are still left unanswered, left to be addressed possibly in Saphronia's "Finishing School" series, Prudence's "Custard Protocol" series, or novellas to be written in the future. Fantastic ending to a fantastic series. I will be waiting on pins and needles now for Prudence's series to begin early next year.