Book Reviews

Soulless by Gail Carriger

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Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.

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?

The world of this book attracted me to it initially. I really loved the story more than I thought I would. Victorian England with people knowing about the supernatural. Shadow Parliament, vampire hives, packs, and ghost. I enjoyed it a lot.

It is really heavy on the romance, but I enjoyed following it to some extent.The action scenes were written quite well. Alexia Tarabotti is a really interesting character. I liked following her story here. I did kind of wish she had been a little quicker to use her ability at times and confident with it. Especially since the first time she uses her ability is really awesome.

Not sure if I will be continuing with this particular series, though. We will have to see. I am interested in the other series in this world after seeing the sneak peak at the end of this book. Ended up giving this book 4 stars. 

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