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Soulless (The Parasol Protectoate Series) by Gail Carriger

The first novel by Gail Carriger.

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Tea Time, Vampires and Werewolves... Oh My!

  • Jun 22, 2010
My favorite new author is Gail Carriger. Her first book, released 10/2009 was I admit an impulse purchase. "Soulless" (The Parasol Protectorate series) with it's Victorian Gothic cover grabbed my eye as I walked by a display of new paperbacks. I read the back blurb, and I read a random page and made a mental note of the author with the idea to purchase it another time. After another 10 minutes in the store I was so intrigued by the cover and the little bits I had read I went back and grabbed it!! I can't even tell you what else I purchased that trip-- the only thing that stands out is that book! Since then Gail Carriger and her books have been the only thing I've been recommending to family, friends, and even strangers!! I've even bought copies as gifts!

  So what's this story about? Vampires and Werewolfs? Nothing *new* you say? ...You have no idea! It's the freshest and most original book series I've read in a long time!! It's set in a Victorian England that knows about and employs vampires and werewolves.... and people without souls?! It's still the same time period with the outrageous dresses, and hats, tea times, Steampunk inventions, and traditional Victorian thoughts but with Carriger's witty writing and sassy main character: Alexia Tarabotti- you'll laugh out loud and crave more! It's a fantastic mix of mystery, romance, history and comedy! My suggestion to readers looking for something exciting and new: pick up Soulless; curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and travel back in time!! (I would also pick up the second book-- Changeless... you will thank me for it!)
Tea Time, Vampires and Werewolves... Oh My!

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June 22, 2010
I'm intrigued! I've never heard of this author or book, but I will be picking up a copy of Soulless based on your review. Thanks for sharing this.
June 22, 2010
I'm so pleased to hear that!! I would love to hear what you think about it!!
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Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
A little bit Victorian gothic, a little bit of steampunk. What's not to love! Alexis and quick tongue are a sure fire hit. I love this author.
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First book in The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Paper back published Oct. 1, 2009.
The Second book titled Changless published Apr. 1, 2010. The third book to be published Sept. 1, 2010, is entitled Blameless. Gail Carriger announced via twitter and her website that there will be 2 other books in the series: Heartless is due out Spring of 2011, and Timeless in the Spring of 2012.
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ISBN-10: 0316056634
ISBN-13: 978-0316056632
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, vampire/werewolf series
Publisher: Orbit Books
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2009
Format: Paper Back
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