Saturday, May 22, 2010

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti isn't your typical high society matron and in fact, she is almost the complete opposite. Alexia has no soul and that is just one of the things that is different about her. Without meaning to Alexia accidentally kills a vampire and stumbles upon more trouble than she could have ever counted on. Alexia meets her match though when Lord Maccon, the werewolf, begins to investigate. The two of them are going to get more than they bargained for while the tension between them mounts.

How to classify this book?? It is a little bit of everything which makes this book such a good read. There is paranormal (a favorite of mine), steampunk, mystery, romance, and historical aspects to name a few. The dialogue between the characters, especially Lord Maccon and Alexia, is witty and made me chuckle a few times. The storyline itself was interesting and kept me entralled within the pages. What I liked most about this book is that it is so original. The details and the storyline are just a bit different than anything that I've read. I think that the multiple genres really adds to the book. And the book is fun! I would definitely recommend this one especially if you are looking for something that is just a bit different than what you would usually read. I can't wait to read more by this author and see what kind of trouble Alexia gets herself into next.

Disclosure: I picked this one up from the library.
*I read this for the following challenges:
1st in a Series Challenge
100+ Reading Challenge
Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge
New Author Challenge
Support Your Library Challenge
"C" Author for A-Z Challenge (personal)


  1. I've checked this out and never got to I see I need to get it again and read it this time!

  2. Staci- You really should read it at some point. It was enjoyable and something that I'm sure that you will enjoy :)

  3. This does sound like a unique novel!

  4. Stephanie- It was unique and lots of fun!

  5. This does sound good, great review. I enjoy reads that include a little bit of everything. And witty dialogue is great.

  6. Naida- Me too! Really, all of the different genres really added to this book :)

  7. Sounds like a fun read. I'm pretty sure I have it on my TBR list so I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

  8. Shari- I hope you enjoy it whenever you get to it. I have the 2nd book on my shelves and am really looking forward to getting to it!


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