Friday, August 30, 2013

Soulless by Gail Carriger

First off, I love the way this author writes. It is so fun and witty. I also like how she just plops you down in the middle of a already formed relationship. I hate all the relationships that I have been reading about where it starts right when the book starts and 12 hours later they are in love forever. Soulless you get a peek of the relationship before the book starts, that it has been around for awhile, but things do progress faster during the book.

Alexia is a soulless spinster. She has dark skin, is Italian, has a big nose, a sharp tongue, and is very curvy. She attributes those characteristics to why she is a spinster, and she really doesn't mind. The beginning of the book has Alexia squared off with a vampire that doesn't seem to understand her soulless traits and Alexia must use her trusty parasol to ward off this vampire.

As the book progresses, you get to see what being soulless means and what it means to vampires and werewolves. Also, a mystery occurs in the book that the main character and the BUR have to figure out.

This is a great book and I can't wait to finish the series.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

This book reminds me a lot of Harry potter the younger years, little bit of a Flavia de Luce Novel and a big chunk of Leviathan all rolled up into one. So, if you like anyone of those books you will probably like this one.

This book is about a 14 year old Sophronia Temminnick, who is constantly getting into trouble. So much so that her mother has decided to send her to a finishing school to learn some proper manners. But, what her and her mother doesn't know is that this finishing school is not only about etiquette but espionage as well! To top it off, Sophronia is the only covert recruit. Meaning everyone else that goes to this school families have been going for ages and knows exactly what the school is about. Sophronia comes into it clueless and learns alot about the world that she thought was only of myth.

I haven't read any of the authors other books, but now that I have read this one I really want to read her other series in the same world. I love how she writes. It is so witty the way she plays with words. I don't normally laugh when I read books but this one got me a couple times.

I really love this book, it was a great young adult book. And, I can't wait for the next one to come out to read more about Sophronia's adventures.