Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

Posted July 24, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Soulless by Gail CarrigerSoulless by Gail Carriger
Series: Parasol Protectorate
Published by Orbit on October 1, 2009
Genres: Adult, Historical, Love & Romance, Magic, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk
Pages: 373
Length: 10 hours and 52 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also in this series: Changeless, Blameless
Also by this author: Etiquette & Espoinage, Curtsies & Conspiracies

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social 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 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?


I have no idea why I didn’t start this book sooner…. I absolutely loved the characters and the world.

First I want to state that I want a parasol like Alexia’s.  It’s totally bad ass.  I love Lord Alkedema.  He’s so funny, and gets to the point in a round about way.  And there’s always Lord Maccon.  I mean hello Scottish accent, sexy beast, all of the above.  He’s amazing.  All of the characters are witty, forces to be reckoned with, and don’t stand down.  They tend to put themselves in the middle of crazy predicaments.

This world is awesome.  Paranormals are known to humans.  They even have their own government type agency.  And I love that this takes place in Victorian London.  This is a favorite time period of mine.  There are so many things that go wrong with these characters, but they manage to pull through for each other whenever they need to.  My favorite aspect is the tension between Alexia and Lord Maccon.  These two crack me up with how they interact with each other.

I was impressed with the narrator.  She did an amazing job with all of the voices, and I can’t wait to keep reading this series.


Katrina Sig

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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