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From the book:
"Miss Alexia Tarabotti was not enjoying her evening. Private balls were never more than middling amusements for spinsters, and Miss Tarrabotti was not the kind of spinster who could garner even that much pleasure from the event. To put the pudding in the puff: she had retreated to the library, her favorite sanctuary in any house, only to happen upon an unexpected vampire."
Soulless by Gail Carriger is a fun and quirky book right from the first paragraph. My first foray into steampunk transports me into an unlikely world of gagetry, flamboyant vampires, authoritarian werewolves, not to mention a preternatural minx with devilish wit and impecable fashion sense as well as a penchant for getting herself into awkward perdicaments. Alexis terrabotti is a dynamo that literally leaps off the pages, armed with her parasol and her cunning intellect, ready to face down rude vampires and overbearing werewolves, and anyone else who gets in her way.
Carriger's writing paints a vivid picture of Victorian London populated with supernatural, preternatural, and ghostly residents. Soulless is entertaining from start to finish, each of the characters were original, the plot was fast-paced and exciting, and I found myself laughing or gasping out loud several times throughout the audio.
While by no means high literature, this is a really fun book. It's witty and outrageous and will make you laugh out loud. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a light, enjoyable read.
I've never read or even been introduced to Steampunk before this and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I liked the twist to history, the add in of the paranormal and yes, the romance. But what I loved the most was that I KNEW the author was having fun writing this and it just made all the difference in the world!! I have the books, and intend to have all the audio files as well. Well done Miss. Carriger!!
This book was amazing. Once I started it, I couldn't stop. It was amazing! I would highly recommend this book to any one that like romance and fantastic characters. I can't wait to buy the next one.
I have the book as well, it's an excellent story and the audiobook just enhances it. I love the series as a whole and think they found the perfect narrator for it. She pulls off the quirky, eccentric story perfectly, I couldn't imagine it done better. I've listened to it at least half a dozen times.
I love this series. Have read it several times and have now listened to it too. Its a fun paranormal adventure mystery with a bit of romance sprinkled in. A strong character driven story. I highly recommend it. The narration was very good. My only critic is, some of the voices are a bit too silly/dramatic, at times, but overall very good.
I love this series. It's so well written and well performed that I have listened to all of them a dozen times over.