Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.
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"Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history....This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." (Publishers Weekly)
I very much enjoyed this book and can't wait to start the next book. I had listened to the author's other series, finishing school, and preferred the other narrator, but Emily Gray did a fantastic job of not loosing my interest.
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!
I enjoyed the story line and plot of this story. It moves along quickly. A little on the predictable side but done in a fun, entertaining and interesting way. I enjoyed all the characters. Many of the supporting characters are delightful. I hope these get bigger parts in other stories and books. I enjoyed reading of Emily Gray. Her reading gives character depth.
The characters are fantastic and the storyline is one of the best "supernatural" type stories I have read, ever.
Too many to list, many laugh out loud moments throughout all of the books!!
Each character comes alive and u know who is speaking just by listening.
...but not in a bad way!
Soulless is steam-punky and fun. Neither the author nor the narrator takes themselves too seriously. The plot moves along well without being overly contrived. There's no attempt at commenting at the human condition, politics, etc. This is just a fun listen!
The narrator was excellent in bringing out the many characters, Scots, French, Queen Victoria, evil scientists twittering sisters and scandalized mamas.
No idea. I have only listened to the audio version. I haven't read the print version.
Carriger's books are their own special category. They are witty, dry, sarcastic, silly, and Victorian. They are steampunk, full of vampires and werewolves, evil scientists, and funny machines. They are fun, fun, fun.
I enjoyed them all. The characters are great, Emily Gray doesn't completely transform between characters, but her voice is pleasing and keeps the flow the story. I liked her.
Yes. I've listened to it more than once because it was quite nice.
I am looking forward to her other books. The Parasol Protectorate is great and I've just started the Finishing School books. They're excellent.
Will this book is overall rather enjoyable to read it follows a similar patter to many others I have read. Also the I know it is hard to write books with strong female charters, but I think this books tries a bit hard and over does it. But its not a bad book with an imaginative world, and some good humor. I probably will not read the rest of the series, but I do not regret giving it a try.
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