Sunday, January 23, 2011

Well, I have decided to venture into some YA books. Y'all on YouTube have been very convincing. I saw this one on YouTube's DPBookReviews and thought it looked interesting.

So, currently reading this as an eBook from my library. I like it very much so far - about half way in.

Update 01/30/2011
My Thoughts

Finished reading this. I really enjoyed it. There are vampires, werewolves, action, romance, steampunk and of course, parasols. The parasol is multifunctional as a sun screen and a weapon when called upon. Humor abounds in this book and Ms. Carriger has done a fantastic job of mixing the action with the humor.

I was disappointed only in the book format. It is available as a mass-market paperback or eBook form. I think the series is good enough for a hard-cover edition or at least a quality paperback.

I did go to Barnes & Noble and purchased this book along with the other two in the series that is currently out: Changeless and Blameless. Is there a fourth in the series?

Definitely a recommended read. I am looking forward to reading the other two.

My opinion is that this book is for ages 15 and older due to some of the romance content.

Book synopsis from the back cover:
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. 
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia is responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?


  1. There is a fourth book in the series slated for release sometime this year. It is called Heartless. The fifth book is slated for 2010, called Timeless.

    I enjoyed Souless as well and have the second and third books installed on my ereader, but have yet to actually sit down and read them.

  2. I've read the first two in this series. I call it a fantasy of manners. Had so much fun with them. I just noticed that Heartless is out now.