Parasol Protectorate

Book ReviewBlameless

Reviewer's Rating: 
4
I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review).
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Orbit, 2010

Quite happily gobbling my way through this series, there is much to love in book three of the Parasol Protectorate series, Blameless. And yet, I had a revelation while reading this novel. Throughout a series, we generally grow to love the main character and the challenges/struggles they endure. Surprisingly, I discovered it is not the main character, Alexia, that holds the majority of my keen interest, but...

Book ReviewChangeless

Reviewer's Rating: 
4
I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because (see explanation in review).
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Publisher: 
Orbit, 2010

After reading and loving Soulless, the first book in this series, I predictably ran (literally, with my jogging pants on and everything) to the nearest book seller and bought everything they had which was sadly, just the first three of the Alexia Tarabotti books. Without wasting a minute I eagerly dove into Changeless. I was most interested in seeing how author Gail Carriger would handle the rest of the series. In book one, when Alexia and Collan get married (something that could have been stretched into a few books but was condensed into the first) what would their 'happily ever after' look like? And I...

Book ReviewSoulless

Reviewer's Rating: 
5
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
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Publisher: 
Orbit, 2009

Like Alice in Wonderland, to tumble into the pages of Soulless is to find yourself in a warped version of the world you know and be fascinated by the characters you find there. I simply loved this book that reads like a thick stew - fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, suspense, adventure and the still warm freshly baked tea biscuit to go with this stew is the comedy. The best thing about comedy is the way it surprises you - especially in a historical, puritanical setting such as Soulless in the mid-1800's, Great Britain. I...