Author: Gail Carriger
Series: Parasol Protectorate #1
Published September 4th 2009 by Orbit
Genre: Steampunk, Romance
“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?” –Goodreads
This book was so good!
This was not as good as the finishing school stories. But that is only because the plot was a little lacking.
There was not a lot happening in the plot. A lot of the book revolved around this romance plot. There were a lot of questions unanswered, that I am sure that they are going to answer later, and they did not really do anything or fix anything. It felt like we missed like a crazy conclusion.
But the romance…was SPICY!!!
I loved it so much. In the beginning, there was so much tension. I found myself blushing and giggling while I listened. Alexia and Maccon are honestly such a good pairing. I will say it was sad we didn’t get to see their meeting. I thought that seeing their meeting and then slowly building up to where their story ended in this book would have been nice. I felt like Carriger could have had more tension in her books.
Carriger is such a funny writer. She has funny names. Her dialogue is so witty and unique.
Alexia is excellent. She makes me so happy. I am waiting for the second book to be available on my library app, but I just want more Alexia now! She is so precious. She is caring and daring.
I liked uncovering the mystery of this series. I also liked that we got to see other points of view. In finishing school, the series was only from Sophronia’s limited third-person point of view. In this one, we jump to Professor Lyle and Lord Maccon’s point of view. It gives us a little bit more suspense.
I love this book so much and highly recommend it.
As always, thanks for reading,
Star Rating: 3.8