This book really messed with my head in the end! It's an amazing series, with characters that seem almost too real. I tried to pick up a book that I already owned before buying the next, but Gail Carriger's world won't let me go until everything from the last book is settled.
That said, it takes a truly excellent story with peerless narration to pull me in this far. I laughed and cried with Alexia, and I look forward to continuing the series.
It surprised me at every corner, made me giggle; an 'alternate history' victorian england, where werewolf's and vampires are common and part of society.
This is a very funny and different take on the eponymos vampire literature so popular today. It is sexy and funny as well as suspenseful.
Great voice characterizations, funny and intelligent emphasis is this readers strengths, bringing out the best in this book.
Yes, it had me wanting to know what happens next, since it is a detective or espionage story as well as a love story.
Most of the book is setting up the story and it really doesn't get good until the last quarter of the book. The first half of the book really feels like a waste of time
I was disappointed that just as the book was starting to have action and a progression in the storyline - it ended with an unresolved problem
Book 2 is just as good as book one, but the ending gave me mixed feelings. It also had me running to my computer to download the next in the series. I think if you enjoyed Soulless you're hooked for the entire series.
I love the humor in these books and I want all the clothes except Miss Hisselpenny’s of course. Lord Maccon is rapidly becoming my second favorite Scotsman second only to Jamie Frasier! There are great lines in this book too numerous to mention. I love Alexia’s wit and strength. This series has made it on my favorites list.
Narrator , Emily Gray does a great job with all the characterizations and accents I will definitely look for other books she has narrated and she is now on my list of favorite narrators.
werewolves, vampire, snarky, humor, 18th-century, action-adventure, audiobook, british, e-book, family-dynamics, friendship, ghosts, gigglefest, mummies, mystery, parasol-protectorate
Reread in October, 2012
First I read the paperback--it walked away. Then I got the e-book, but that wasn't the same. 20 y/o agreed and bought the whole set. Then I got the audio and hit the jackpot! Emily Gray is an absolutely fantastic audio performer, and her work with the Parasol Protectorate proves it! The storyline is somewhat complicated, and while it works fine as a stand alone, it does make the reader not only want the rest of the series, but also the earlier one. Enjoy!
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, an enemy, anybody at all! This series is one of my favorites on paper and to hear it in all its superbly acted, Scottish glory was so good!
I think that it fits very well in the series and one should really start with the first book, Soulless, but I suppose you could go out of order and start with this one too... I think outside of Gail Carriger books, the tone of Changeless reminds me of a hilarious supernaturally tinged version Teresa Medieros' romances.
Overall, it's funny, it's charming, and it's got a great range of distinct character voices.
More deals add to the mystery of the super natural and the human s. What can be causing the supernatural s to stay or turn to their human state? No one knows yet but Alexei and her husband Connor are out to find out, unfortunately with a others in toll that can only muddy up things.
Connor must come term with his old pack and his granddaughter.
What does the mummy have to do with the mystery?
Can Alexei be with child? Being soulless be why she is pregnant? How will Connor take the news? More mysteries.
my soul hurts right now from the cliffhanger. but totally worth it! great story, great narration. I love this world. it's steam punk style really comes to life. Alexia is a great character. I love her alpha attitude. seriously going to download the next book ASAP!!!!!
Now that the characters are better developed and Alexia's sense of humor shines through, this book became extremely entertaining. i highly recommend continuing with this series. I'm happily moving on to Book 3, Blameless!