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)
Well done! I had put this series off wondering if it would be any good. It was, smart and funny and the characters were interesting. Narrator does a great job!
Excellent in every way. Plot, characters, biting humor... a great read and reread!
My only thing is the way the narrator pronounces Akeldama. (A-KELL-Dah-Mah) However, she does correct herself in the next few books, so crisis averted!
Heard this book first on a sale and a whim. Then went on to acquire the whole series. Recently acquired the Manga, and while I found it disappointing, college student grandson preferred that format (boobs). College student granddaughter, on the other hand, loved the paperback but promptly went and NOOKed the whole series. Emil Gray did a fantastic job as the audio performer.
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.
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