Soulless, Gail Carriger

| 1 June , 2010 | Reply

Tina Gamble

Oh, how can you resist such a delightful combination! Vampires, werewolves and English society etiquette – it practically speaks for itself – fabulous!

Gail Carriger’s new book Soulless is deliciously charming – bringing together two worlds in fiction – historical and paranormal romance. Though not uncommon, Carriger manages to make this story original, fresh and completely addicting.

Alexia Tarabotti was born without a soul. A spinster and Italian – her prospects weren’t high. That is until she is attacked by a vampire, and accidentally kills him with her parasol – Oops.

Enter Lord Maccon – Werewolf Alpha, BUR’s supernatural liaison and agent of Queen Victoria’s Shadow Parliament – he’s on the case and fixed with a permanent frown, especially when Alexia is around.

With unknown vampires roaming the town, and the disappearance of several well-known vampires, Alexia finds herself pulled into the world of London’s high society supernaturals.

Things are about to get interesting in this old London town.

Soulless is a fun romp throughout London, with a mix of delightful vampires, rumpled werewolves and a witty, amusing and charming heroine. There is tea drinking, social etiquettes gone awry and a good dose of ‘delicate sensibilities’.

This book was an absolute pleasure to read, I loved all the sighing, as it rang so true to period pieces. And Carriger’s use of phrases and terminology added a little extra English charm to a good paranormal romance.

The romance between Lord Maccon and Alexia is endearing and amusing to follow, as they continue to butt heads and quarrel back and forth throughout the story. Alexia is not a wallflower, which sits well on her, and makes her all the more appealing and relatable.

What can I say? I had a blast reading Gail Carriger’s new book, Soulless. It’s a humorous tale through London society. With romance, manners, dress malfunctions and supernaturals – it’s high on fun and keeps things interesting.

Let’s just hope that this is only the beginning of a great new series!

Available now: Hachette RRP$14.99


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