Thursday, October 4, 2012

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger + GIVEAWAY

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) ~ Gail Carriger
This is an adult steampunk novel (Rated R)
(Five Flutterly Hearts)
Book Blurb

First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

My Review

Okay, I’m trying to remember this book, because to be honest I’ve already move on and current halfway through book three. Reading back to back sometime mashes things together.

So, we are introduced into this word and boy what a world. This world is different than most that includes werewolves. The vampires are pretty standard issue but the werewolves have a different twist. Don’t however think her characters are cookie cutter. They are rich with personality and distinctive characteristics that make them real.

The chemistry between Alexia and Lord Maccon is sizzling despite the lack of sex in this book. Although, there is a prize in there somewhere.

The plot isn’t necessarily totally predicable, but I could see a few things coming. Yet, that never detracted from my enjoyment. The story is witty in places that almost give you the sense that the author his sharing a private joke with you as the reader personally. Anyway, it was really good and I moved on to the next book quite quickly.

Audio Review
Emily Gray does such a stellar job with this narration. I can’t say enough good things. I’m am certain that her narration has as much to do with how well I like the series as the words themselves. Excellent. She is the perfect choice and executes this like a well seasoned pro. Her accents are spot on. Great Job.

Overall, I love this one, lots.

My book boyfriend, Lord Maccon. (who wouldn’t chose the sexy Scotish Highlander, Yum) ignore the cars in the background, lol.


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