• Soulless by Gail Carriger

    Posted on April 17, 2014 by Mary in Books for Adults, Books for Young Adults, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

    soullessWant to read something different?  Try Soulless, a really fun mixture of romance, paranormal,  werewolves and vampires, with alternate history thrown in by way of steampunk.  This is a wild departure from my usual, but I had great fun with the humorous Alexia Tarabotti, a London spinster, who happens to be a preternatural, a creature born without any soul at all.  Alexia explains that supernatural creatures in the form of werewolves, vampires and ghosts owe their existence to an overabundance of soul, an excess that refuses to die.  While at a party, Alexia is attacked by a vampire and accidentally kills him.  Queen Victoria sends a smashingly handsome senior werewolf, Lord Maccon, to investigate.  Miss Tarabotti is an intelligent match and the two experience a wild ride trying to solve problems in a deliciously romantic and entertaining way.

    This 2010 Alex award winner (books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults) is the first book in the Parasol Protectorate Series.  The five book series is complete and ends with Timeless written in 2012.

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    Mary is a librarian in the Adult Services Department. Her favorite types of books are historical fiction, international lit. (especially Irish and British/Aussie), cookbooks with pictures, good mysteries, and humorous books. Mary loves to snuggle her grandbabies, snitch chocolate chips, and she wants to be a landscape architect in heaven if she's not too busy reading for all eternity.
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  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    There is also a new Young Adult series set in the same world, a generation earlier. The first book is called Etiquette & Espionage.

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