Followers of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody will fall in love with Miss Tarabotti. She's wonderfully sensible and completely witty in this alternate..Show More » Victorian London. It's not that Ms. Carriger manages to meld elements from Jane Austin, Jules Verne and Bram Stoker, it's that she does it so extrordinarily well while crafting her own uniquely memorable tale. I can't wait for the others in this series to come out on tape - I'm headed for the bookstore now!
With a new parasol in hand, Alexia sets her sights on a hefty, new task: Train her husband, and the pack, to heel. Alexia takes on this task with the..Show More » help of her most trustworthy companion, Ivy, and one of her petty and self-involved sisters. In this installment, we learn more about the influence of preternaturals; Professor Lyall continues to suffer in silence, and Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings makes quite an impression. While I know cliffhangers are frustrating, the cliffhanger in Changeless does not detract from the fact that this is a wonderful book and a phenomenal series. But to truly enjoy this series, it is important to read or listen to the books in order. So, catch-up, because Heartless, the fourth book, is coming out on July 1, 2011. As always, Emily Gray is brilliant!
I thoroughly enjoyed the previous book and expected to love this one. Unfortunately, the entire reading was ruined by the incredibly long gaps between..Show More » chapters, odd pacing (really slow at times and normal at others), and irregular unexpected pauses between sentences. It seemed as though the narrator recorded random sentences and paragraphs in separate sittings, which were then pieced together. The amount of dead space between every single chapter was so weirdly long that a few times I thought the book had ended. How did this production get a 'pass'?
The fun is BACK. I think it is the best book in this series. It was a very quick ride all the way through. The last chase scene in London and to Lord ..Show More »Maccon's castle was exciting and reminded me of Testujin 28go a Japanese classic animation.
I also loved the part where Lord Maccon tried help and shield poor Biffy to adjust to werewolf life. One of the funniest scene is when he tries to explain to Alexia why Prof.Lyall cannot be Biffy's lover, "he's too beta." Fortunately for me this made sense, but for Alexia it did not. I don't think she ever understood. LOL
I was also happy to see a lot of Lord Akeldama and enjoyed his overly dramatic words and acts. I was also impressed with Lord Akeldama's intricate and complex scheme from the beginning to the end. What political savvy! Well done.
As for the baby wow what a XXX!
Now I can look forward for more with anticipation!
Carriger has done it again. The final installment of the Alexia Tarabotti series is just as engaging as the first 4 books. BUT in many ways, this bo..Show More »ok is more satisfying because we see happiness and closure for most of the main characters with just enough tantalizing loose ends to keep hope alive. Thank you Gail for bringing such a vividly entertaining world to light. I have enjoyed Alexia???s story and hope to read more about this steampunk world in the future. As always, Emily Gray is brilliant.