Thursday Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger


The 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 thoughts:

If any family members have ever just…wanted to buy me something (hint, hint husband, there is a holiday coming up), you could gift this entire series to my kindle and I’ll jump up and down squealing like the little girl. I love this book. It’s such a fun world, such a fun character, and such a fun plot. Did I mention this book was fun? I’ve been looking for another writer like this for a long time. I’ll probably go read everything she ever wrote now. :D.

In all honesty, I can’t adequately summarize everything I liked about this book and I don’t have anything to nitpick. It was just a fun and unique concept and if you liked the Clockwork Angel/Prince/Princess series by Cassandra Clair (which please remember, I really enjoyed) this will blow you away. All the fun of the world, far less of the angst. You won’t be crying your heart out over sick and dying characters (which I love to do, but sometimes, I just want to read something FUN), but you’ll laugh a lot more.

Seriously, go read this book.

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