Always looking for a great Fantasy Series... Please do make suggestions...
Alright Steam Punk? I did not know what this was before I read the Parasol Protectorate Series, guess I still really dont exactly know, but loved every minute of this series... Great Character developement and story progression.
If you like strong heroines this is a must listen/read series. Great Series Gail hurry up with the next book!!!!!!
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one didn't do it for me on several levels.
First off, the combination Victorian bodice ripper, steampunk fantasy and Dracula was the central mysteries of the story weren't all that mysterious. Next, several of the tricksy plot twists were pretty obvious.
Lastly, Emily Gray's reading, particularly the numerous Scottish and French accents, got pretty tiresome.
I read the first book "Souless", which was a hoot. A different take on vampires, werewolves, etc.
Unfortunately, this second book was getting a little too sci-fi for me. I listened to half and although the characters are cute and the narrative is excellent, the story line got more outrageous, than I'd like.
This entire series is so much fun. I listened to all of them back to back, I was so into them.
The narrator does a stellar job, so I'd highly recommend to read them as audio books.
I actually enjoyed the first one -- yes, it was silly, but that's what I wanted...and the characters were kind-of-cute -- this one was insipid. I could not finish it. The reader did her best.
It was just weak. It lacked the charm of the first one and I really hated the ending. I think I want romances to end up well for the main characters. As it is I have no interest in going further with the series.
I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series, but was disappointed in this one. The relationships between the characters lacked the charm and humor found in the 1st book. I would have still given it a better rating, though, if it hadn't been for the ending. For me, the ending ruined any pleasure I had gotten from the book.
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
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
It's been such a long time since I've come across a series that is so very entertaining. It's funny and suspenseful.
This author has invented a world that I find is marvelous and with characters who are real and entertaining. The humor is subtle and at times not so subtle but always enjoyable. I will read anything that Ms. Carriger should write. The narrator has a wonderful voice and is very good but, and it runs throughout the entire series, there are long pauses between each chapter. Sometimes so long that I think the book has stopped. It disrupts an otherwise enjoyable experience. I will however continue to muddle through because these books are wonderful. I highly recommend them.