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!!
Although I truly enjoyed getting to know Alexis & her world, the story itself fell a little flat to me. The next book will hopefully do better as I plan to read on. The American accent also fell a little flat.
Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against the odds find love when they are not looking for it.
Intelligent, entertaining and unexpected. This is a fresh story with truly likable characters. Even the supporting characters are well developed. The humor made me laugh out loud. The story moves with smart dialogue. All set in a sexy romance with a lot of steampunk. Good story and a good narrator - most enjoyable.
It is a book I have listened to over ten times and every time I get caught up in the plot and wishing for more which is sad because our adventures with alexia are over since prudence is out but read on and find your thrill to hear a tale with tales and fangs without glitter or abs a reimagination of the bite and bark stories. Enjoy for yourself.
Well it's 2014 & since 2010 I've listened to over 600 books - I'm a confectionary artist of Just Get Baked & audible helps my every day!
I enjoyed the story overall with the spin on warewolf, vampires, and a living breathing antidote! A little quirky humor, a little kidnapping, a little zombi-ish behavor from one character so all in all it was great. Now on a personal note I found it a bit off with the overall story coming from the main heroine almost as a third person read...err...listen. When I am listening to the story I like to feel as though I'm a fly on the wall in the room with them, but it gets a bit distracting when every sent emails starts out as "Ms. So and so says". It's personal preference to feel like it doesn't carry the story as smoothly when you title every sentence by Whois speaking. 9 times out ten toucan follow the conversation and to whom is speaking but when the author notes that persons name every other sentence, it breaks the flow for me. Especially for regency period plots where everyone has a long-a** title / name. It can get a little confusing when I'm trying to remember who that person is, Lord of...Duke of ...
But I did really enjoy the story!