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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!!
Very much a fast read and a fun one. It leaves us wanting more and there is much more. I will be listening and reading the rest.
I read the finishing school books by this Gail Carriger first and I expected something akin to those books. This was similar in concept and explores her supernatural steampunk world interestingly. However this had far more content that was adult than I was expecting. I would not really recommend it to teens at all.
Twilightish steampunk victorian
When she watches the sunset with Lord Akeldama
Lord Akeldama or Alexia.
I wouldn't say there is one particularly moving moment. This is fun story, but nothing so awesome as to make me cry or LOL by Outlander standards.
I love the story, and the narrator.
Would I recommend this? YES
Do i think its the most amazing book ever? Not really but it is pretty fun. I feel like the author gets a tad repetitive, and things are predictable. Even so, I have continued the series and am on book 3.
Thanks for the hours of entertainment while i drive, run, and clean!
Not your typical Grandma
The narrator is excellent. The story line is unique and it's a new and excellent take on vampires and werewolves. Combined with steampunk, but not to excess, it makes for one of the most original stories I've listened to in a long time.
I like all the characters, which seems like a cop-out, but they are all well written.
When Alexia is caught with Lord Maccon.
Yes! I never have enough time to do so, but this was a story that made me look forward to listening any chance I could.
l listened to get finishing school series and now im stating this one, I'll day they ate for different audiences and age groups but she is such an amazing author! i cant wait to start the next book.