Although not as surprising and fun as the first book in the series, this book is still a romp through a supernaturalized Victorian England. Narrator Emily Gray never puts a word wrong.
Awesome book...This is a wonderful change from the mooshy books. Excitment and drama! Moving on the next in the series
Loved this as well as the first in the series, Soulless. Emily Gray is an excellent actress and has wonderful voices (especially ones with Scottish accents). Witty dialogue, engaging characters, and an interesting story line make this book a fun read.
I found the book to be highly enjoyable until the end. I hate cliffhangers. If I buy a book, I want the WHOLE story! In my opinion, a good character driven series doesn't need a cliffhanger to get you to buy the next book. This book was very good but I feel ripped off. Fortunately, the 3rd in the series is alreadyavailable and I don't have to wait a year for the next one. But, I will check reviews to see if book 3 also ends in a cliffhanger before I buy.
I absolutely loved the first book. This one could have been fleshed out a little more IMHO, but the surprise ending was worth it. I have purchased the 3rd one to see what happens.
It's hard to rate a book that fluctuates in enjoyment. I'm not crazy about cliffhangers, but I really hated the author "mauling" characters from the first story as their personalities became almost unrecognizable. Compared to the 5-STAR Soulless, this story drug on in quite a few places and I didn't feel the enjoyment toward the book or its characters like I did in the first story. Actually, by the end, it became more of a bad soap opera than a fun mystery. Even the narrator became a bit annoying.
I tried the series, heartened by comparisons to Terry Pratchett and Jane Austen. After two weary installments, I throw in the towel. I greatly, even passionately disliked this book. Alexia Tarabotti is shallow -- more so than in the first of the series. Her character is flat and her wit often ill-timed and rude. Moreover, the sexual descriptions are unnecessarily detailed and detract from the story. Unfortunately, I often felt that they were the real, the only reason this book was written -- and that the rest of the storyline was just so much padding. Look elsewhere for wit and insight.