I really enjoy how the series get you involved with the main characters but also the surrounding characters as well and they all interact well as the series moves along but the surrounding stories do add to the joy of the series.
I ADORE Gail Carrier, her wit and humor is so great, and refreshing. She is my favorite Steampunk author, and knocks it out of the park in every book she writes. Lets just say this is not my first time devouring my way through this series.
I can't stop. Audiobooks are the diversion and comfort when I am alone, the excitement I don't have the time for, and scratch for that itch
I loved the first book, and was so disappointed with the decrease in complexity and character personality changes.
Much, much better than Soulless (which is saying something, because I adore that book). I love seeing practical Alexia try to put words to her feelings, even if she can't admit them. Just fantastic.
Love this even more than the first one. The narrator’s fabulous! I don’t care much for cliffhanger endings, and my listen is not the next book in the series, but I will be back.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
This book is as good as book 1. Emily Gray does a great job with her reading. Some of the supporting characters are strong enough to get a say in future books and stories. I gave this a 3 instead of a 4 due to the following. A few more details should be given or hinted at. These will aid in understanding the society and world being presented to us. Near death experience becomes an issue with the ending. Werewolves consider themselves nearly dead. Why is this negative? The world presented is advanced enough to know about other types of near death experiences. Do they even exist in this world? These could not result in the person becoming a werewolf. Something should be said about these persons. Do they come back changed? If so then what? Something hinted at will do. The general consensus of vampires is accepted. The person dies completely due to vampire bite(s). If they return, it is as a vampire. Ghosts come back after the body dies completely. In this and other books set in this world it is said repeatedly; werewolves have to survive being bitten. SURVIVE is the key word here. Not explaining or hinting at world and werewolf reasoning for this makes the ending unacceptable. Something should be hinted at indicating all near death experiences are negative. Lack of this information or hints makes the ending weird and the story become fragmented. The book's duration is short enough that a little more hints of this and werewolf reasoning could be inserted.
I would listen to it again. I enjoy Alexia Maconn a great deal, and Carriger's writing is witty while maintaining the suspense you want in this type of novel.
Well, this is cheating, but I would have to say, "Soulless."
The end is a bit of a cliff hanger...not to spoil anything. I am anxious to know what will happen next.
One minor issue I noted: in the audio version of "Soulless" (the prequel to this book), there is a character whose name is pronounced markedly different than in this one. It took me a moment to realize who she was talking about the first time she mentioned his name in this book. Not sure why that happened.