Monday, September 23, 2013

Blameless by Gail Carriger

This might have been my favorite of the series so far. Alexia is with child, and having just been disowned by her husband thinking the child is not his. To top it off Alexia must bunk in with her parent and in the course of one morning Alexia was announced in the paper about her "delicate condition", she was kicked out of her parents house, attacked by lady bugs, fired by Queen Victoria and had no where to live, and that all happens in the first couple of chapters.

Floote get more time in this book than the other books and he becomes my favorite character with his mysteriousness. Miss Hisselpenny doesn't get a much air time in this book which is why Floote becomes my favorite character. All the other characters from the previous book are in this one as well: Lord Akeldama, Professor Lyall, Biffy and Madame Lefoux.

Alexia goes through a lot in this book, more exercises she probably ever had running away from things trying to kill her, which is mostly vampires.

It is a great fun book and witty just like the last books!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Changeless by Gail Carriger

This is the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series, and I think I liked this book far better than the first one, my favorite part was the dirigible ride, it was hilarious!

Newly married Alexa, Lady Macon, is now the female Alpha of her husbands pack, and newly appointed Muhjal. She has much more on her plate than she did with in the previous novel. And on top of that, portions of London are becoming humanized with means Vampire and Werewolves are losing there supernaturalist and there are mass exoticism of ghost in the area. Since, Alexia is the only one capable of doing that sort of thing all eyes are pointed towards her. Now Alexia must find out why sudden bouts of mass humanization is occurring at the same time as the whole regiment of soldiers and camped out in her front lawn.

There is a bit of a surprise that is added at the end of the novel, but there are so many hints of it that I figured it out pretty much on the authors first hint. This author isn't very good at subtly. I mean, we are told a thousand times over that Alexia is Italian, big nosed and has an ample body. As well as her husband has a nice body, and that the Claviger Tunstell has red hair! I think one of my favorite characters is dimwitted Miss Ivy Hisselpenny and I loved reading about her relationship with Tunstell it was laugh out loud funny.

I read Etiquette and Espionage first so it was nice to see some of the characters older version in this novel.

And of course, there is a major cliff hanger at the end and a lot of strings that were left unanswered in the end of this book. So because of that it is better to read the set all together after the novels have already came out...