To go with the generalness of my blog (if you haven’t noticed, I don’t stick to one topic, I have a lot) I’m going to do reviews of different things every now and then ranging from books to restaurants.
Today, I’m going to review a book I just finished reading. Soulless by Gail Carriger.
Honestly, I loved it and as soon as my stupid Kindle decides to behave I’m starting on her second book in the series, Changeless.
The main character, a preternatural named Alexia Tarabotti is a strong-willed, stubborn and independent woman who lives with her family of shallow socialites. Throughout the book her mother and half sisters continually insult her Italian. M heritage. Her nose is too big, her hair is too dark, her skin is too tan and she has too many curves. Makes you wonder why the hell her mother married her now deceased father in the first place. LOL. For her being half-Italian the British society has deemed her ugly and at the ripe old age of 15 proclaimed a spinster.
She is now 25 and her mother and the Squire Loontwill have no hope of marrying off the spinster half-Italian Alexia. What they don’t know is that Alexia is a Preternatural or Soulless. She can cause a werewolf or vampire to loose their supernatural abilities just by touching them. Being a strong-willed, sharp-tongued soulless spinster usually lands poor Alexia in a pot of boiling water and is usually rescued by the handsome and rugged Lord Maccon, Alpha werewolf and head of BUR. They have a great dis-like for each other and when Alexia has the audacity to kill an unregistered rove vampire at a hoity toity party they must team up and figure the mystery out before any more outrageously dressed and ill-mannered vampires show up.
Throughout the book you will be introduced to a colorful cast of characters. One of my favorites is Lord Akeldama. He is loud, flamboyant and gets under Lord Maccon’s fur almost as much as Alexia does and he just so happens to be her best vampire friend.
Carriger added just the right amount of suspense, thrill, mystery and love to keep you turning the pages. I know I was up way past bedtime the past 3 nights simply because I didn’t want to stop reading.
You can purchase the paperback version from Amazon for $7.99 or kindle for $7.99.
You can also purchase it from Barnes and Noble in paperback for $7.99 and Nook for $7.99.