March 5, 2015

Review: Moon Called

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, book 1) by Patricia Briggs

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Edition Reviewed: Paperback
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Moon Called (1)

Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...


Review:

Even before I had read Moon Called I knew I would love it. Maybe because I already had read a few Briggs works and knew she was awesome. It's fond memories of being let in by my bookstore friends early to grab a copy on the series big debut that help to make this series so dear to me. (R.I.P Waldens and Borders.) Or because that year I read it over and over again. It also doesn't help that it was such an instrumental addition to the Urban Fantasy genre. Right before it boomed. Especially helping to make world building in the genre so important. Especially for werewolves.

Many years later, and many other authors have done wonderful things with werewolves, Moon Called it's still absolutely amazing with it's realization of werewolves in their mannerisms, packs, laws, and all that werewolf drama. Moon Called—too me—is what made werewolves finally seem so amazing. Personally I had always loved them, but finally an author was developing them enough that I could believe that they were 100% real. (Well you know.)

Mercy is awesome. What I love most is that she's not a badass. Or anything like some of the shoot/stab first ask questions gals that soon followed her debut and now over populate the genre now. No she's a mechanic, with a history degree. Sure she turns into a coyote, has some tattoos, can shoot, and takes some self defense classes. She's witty, but not snarky—cough, rude snark, cough—that seems to be dominating leading ladies in UF. No she's legitimately witty. Making jokes by referencing things and she thinks outside the “mouthy” box. Mercy is awesome, she's observant, and all of the attributes I've been talking about is probably what makes her so relatable. Also, makes her friendships and relationships more realistic. She is a strong character, and she’s real enough to be flawed.

The world of Mercedes Thompson is right in the sweet spot. The Faye have just come out and things took a very realistic spin. Instead of accepting that the Faye have been living among humans since forever. After some really bad stuff the Faye now live on reservations. Which is a nice touch considering what happened with the Native Americans by the USA and that Mercy is Native American. The werewolves have been playing around with the idea of “coming out” since human science has become too advance for the supernatural to stay hidden. Werewolves are the governments best known secret.

Moon Called is probably one of the best world building books out there. Mercy is already pretty far into the supernatural community, especially with werewolves. She already has a rich history and life. All the major factions are introduced in Moon Called, werewolves, vampires, and Faye. All to varying extents. Which is probably why Moon Called is hit and miss. It's a world developing books, there's a lot of ground and information to cover. Personally I think the mystery here is pretty cool, even if it just all unfolds. Hey, sometimes that happens. Not only is the world developing but readers are fully submerged into Mercy's world. A lot of characters are introduced. If you like well developed worlds and can handle lots of information being handed out you'll do fine. Personally I thought all the pacing was perfect. Others might find it slow.

Now going back as a re-read it hits me every time how much I think all the male love interests aren't worthy? Samuel is cool. While I understand that he's lived a long time and he thought he was making his intentions clear. It's obvious he didn't make them clear enough to penetrate the mind of a naive girl. Even though I do believe he truly loves Mercy, he kind of did a big betrayal there. I wouldn't trust him again. Adam is a controlling ass. He's basically been told by Bran—the werewolf Alpha of the entire US and Mercy's father figure—to watch her. AKA spy. Sure he may say that he's doing it not just because of Bran, but that still sounds creepy. Plus, he has a picture of Mercy and it sounds like they don't really have much of a relationship for him to be having said picture. Oh, Mercy didn't know about him having one. Let alone one that goes in his bedroom! Creepy. Creepy. It's both unnerving to see how I grew to love both of these guys. Oh, and Stephan . . . he isn't even in the equation in the romance here! (No really I remember reading something by Briggs stating she pitched the series as a werewolf and vampire love triangle. But to be honest I've never seen it. Ever.) Samuel and Adam are both so well developed for love interests, that anyone can see the clear path to romance for either of them. And I'm sure many a reader will already be in love with one or both.

In the end this was such a solid entry into the genre because Moon Called developed werewolves . . . so freaking amazingly that Moon Called clearly inspired many series after. Briggs showed many readers what they had always wanted for werewolves. Sure werewolves' politics are sexist, but it's believable and part of the fun. Can you not see some strong modern female werewolves and Mercy breaking some sexist boundaries? There's a lot I'm not covering here. Because the world of Moon Called is so well realized! Some readers may find it overwhelming, and simply want action-action-action. There is action, but this is a book that gives readers like me what they want: mind boggling world building and a fully developed lead. The charm is Mercy is a person, not some badass urban fantasy woman who has no friends. She has relationships, personal issues, and a past. One that doesn't wait until book 3 or four to be revealed. Or to make character connections. Mercy is the kind of strong female lead I'd like to see more of in the genre. The mystery is actually pretty darn cool if you think about it, the real issue is that it all falls into place for Mercy to figure out. Moon Called is just too busy setting up the world and characters. Hey, it worked.

Sexual Content: Some kissing and mild sexual humor. It’s clean kids! (But that does not make it a bad read! Gosh people.)

 
5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!


Previous book(s) in series:
Reviewed on BW: Amazon: Goodreads:
Moon Called (1)
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (1.5)
Blood Bound (2)
Iron Kissed (3)
Bone Crossed (4)
Silver Borne (5)
River Marked (6)
Down These Strange Streets (6.5)
Frost Burned (7)
Night Broken (8)
Fire Touched (9)
Untitled (10)
Untitled (11)
Shifting Shadows: Stories From the world of Mercy Thompson (?)
Moon Called (1)
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (1.5)
Blood Bound (2)
Iron Kissed (3)
Bone Crossed (4)
Silver Borne (5)
River Marked (6)
Down These Strange Streets (6.5)
Frost Burned (7)
Night Broken (8)
Fire Touched (9)
Untitled (10)
Untitled (11)
Shifting Shadows: Stories From the world of Mercy Thompson (?)
Moon Called (1)
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (1.5)
Blood Bound (2)
Iron Kissed (3)
Bone Crossed (4)
Silver Borne (5)
River Marked (6)
Down These Strange Streets (6.5)
Frost Burned (7)
Night Broken (8)
Fire Touched (9)
Untitled (10)
Untitled (11)
Shifting Shadows: Stories From the world of Mercy Thompson (?)

March 4, 2015

Wednesday Wishes

The snow has come! It’s crazy I’m really going to miss our warm weather, but it’s wonderful that we’ll be getting some more moisture. It’s a 10 year drought and no matter how much moisture we get it just keeps getting drier and drier. Poor Yellowstone, it’s going to be another lack luster year.

Now here are some books I’ve been wishing about.


The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Kiplinger

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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Series: N/A

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Before the movie I’ve had my eye on this book. Now I’ve got the push to read it before seeing the movie.

Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Bite Back, book 1

“Vampires are the flickering illusions of Hollywood. They don’t exist. We do. We are the Athanate.”

For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has its ups and downs: She’s been hit by a truck. She’s being sued by a client. Denver’s newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate want her to come in for a friendly chat. And it’s only Tuesday.

Enter Jennifer Kingslund: rich, gorgeous—a tough businesswoman who’s known for getting what she wants in the boardroom and the bedroom. Someone’s trying to sabotage her new resort and destroy her company—and she wants Amber to find out who.

The answers lead Amber past Were and Adepts, right back to the Athanate—and a centuries-old war that could threaten not just Denver, but the nation that Amber swore to protect and serve.

And all sides want to claim her for their own…

When anyone else reads the description do you feel like Amber and Jennifer are going to be hooking up? I’m reading too much into it, huh. (Tee-hee. I made a funny.) Anywho, this was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend. It is self pub, but I’m staying positive! Even with my streak of bad self pub.

March 3, 2015

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, book 2) by Suzanne Collins

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Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Edition Reviewed: Hardcover
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Catching Fire (1)

Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.


Review:

Yeah, I am just reading this book. It's sad I bought the book back when it first released, but never got around to it. Shamingly I even watched the movie before reading the book. So it gives me great pleasure to say that Catching Fire was better than The Hunger Games. Heck, it was better than the Catching Fire movie! Normally I don't pick favorites and get on a soapbox. However, I had issues with the movie and Katniss. (That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the movie, I loved it!)

In the movie Katniss seems oblivious and well, stupid. She's still an amazing leading lady. But it's just hard to believe that she's not taking notice of some things . . . Well! In the book she is! She's seeing an uprising being born, and she is aware to some extent of what's going on. While I found at times her constant, “No that can't be true, this is what's really going on” attitude exceedingly annoying. Especially since her self forced “obliviousness” causes her to be a real bad judge of people. And it's interesting to see how everyone is trying to manipulate her, only seeing her as a figure head of an idea. Personally I think it goes back straight to the first book when her “friend” gives her that Mokingjay pin. Cudos to all those people for deciding Katniss was strong enough to carry out—and actually be successful in the games—with the message. It doesn't say much for Katniss.

In fact, I really like how Collins brings into consideration the type of people who are able to win the Hunger Games. Sure she brings into light that sometimes simple chance—you know the odds fall in your favor—win Victor’s the games. People who will do whatever it is to survive, calculating minds, sometimes cruel, and a certain type of ruthlessness will crown the Victor. However, that doesn't mean they're all psycho paths. It's that survival instinct. Which Katniss has plenty of, and what I love most is seeing it in play with her conscious. Katniss is a protector. Especially of the weaker and less fortunate.

What I like more is the love triangle in Catching Fire. I found both Gale and Peeta to be excellent love interests. They both have flashes of jealousy, but it's understandable and in the end their actions are about doing what's right. (And the jealousy is brief.) It does drive me crazy that Katniss's dilemma of how she “truly feels” is basically brought on by her not thinking about getting a boyfriend. Sure I like that she's decided that having someone to love and have a family with them will equal more pain, and a risk she does not want to take. Yet she's aware enough of Gale's feelings, feels like she's betraying him, and seems to only think she should have him because that's what everyone else has always thought. Honestly the only thing I see happening for poor Gale is the brother zone. Besides at this point Peeta has gotten more time and development for Katniss. It would feel hollow at this point in Gale gets the girl. Readers know Peeta more, and simply saying that Gale and Katniss have tons of history do not character development make. Nor do a few flashbacks.

Overall I do like that Katniss is flawed. Peeta is right, there is a certain “pure” quality to Katniss. Though I think of it more fondly as self preservation in the form of forced obliviousness. The love triangle is pretty good, and I like that while it's present it doesn't carry the entire story. Though it plays a big part. In the end it's equal parts action and romance to create a heady blend. Hopefully the next book will have more of the uprising and less of Katniss just being a figurehead yo-yo being manipulated by everyone. (I love how Peeta is always the damsel. Sure he does help Katniss, but how many times does he have to be saved? Come on you secretly love it. Role reversal!) This book was a rush and I loved every second of it. The Hunger Games are intense, add the political drama and it just sweetens the deal. Readers get to see more of the bigger picture here getting the dirt on old characters, and plenty of new ones to really expand the world of The Hunger Games! Catching Fire is a one heck of a follow-up! Just be ready with Mockingjay on hand because it's one heck of a cliffhanger.

Sexual Content: Kissing mild and mild making out. Some sexual humor, but it’s all pretty clean for a book about kids killing kids.

 
5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!


Previous book(s) in series:
Reviewed on BW: Amazon: Goodreads:
The Hunger Games (1) 
Catching Fire (2)
Mockingjay (3)
The Hunger Games (1)
Catching Fire (2)
Mockingjay (3)
The Hunger Games (1)
Catching Fire (2)
Mockingjay (3)

March 2, 2015

Cover Coveting(8)

 
Cover art is found from Wicked Scribes, ATUF, Goodreads, social networks, and other sources.
***All cover art may not be final.***


Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

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chapelwood Series: The Borden Dispatches, book 2

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Genre: Paranormal-Historical-Horror

Shera’s thoughts:

So cool! This is the perfect cover to advertise why gender blending is at it’s best right now!

Like this cover, it’s awesome.

Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne

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daughter-of-dusk Series: Midnight Thief, book 2

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

This does not fit the series well. But I do really love this cover! What a cool way to make that paw print look awesome.

Evolution by Stephanie Diaz

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evolution Series: Extraction, book 3

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Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi (Young Adult Dystopian)

Shera’s thoughts:

OK. OK. So I talk about it all the time. Cover designs being uniform that in one glance you know it’s part of a series.

The Extraction series does it so well! Ah, I love each sci-fi awesome cover!

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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ice-like-fire Series: Snow Like Ashes, book 2

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

N/A

Imprudence by Gail Carriger

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imprudence Series: The Custard Protocol, book 2

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Genre: Steampunk

Shera’s thoughts:

Love it!

All I can say is how I hope the series doesn’t suddenly get those crappy Photoshop fan-created covers that Parasol Protectorate series.

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

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mannaer&mutiny Series: Finishing School, book 4

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Genre: Young Adult Steampunk

Shera’s thoughts:

Carriger has to be one happy author because she’s getting some pretty awesome covers.

I really love the covers for the series. The stylish image of the black and white girls get me every time. Especially coupled with the Victorian wallpaper designs in such colorful hues.

Mind Magic by Eileen Wilks

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mind-magic Series: World of the Lupi, book 12

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Yes-yes-yes-yes-yes!!! Man this series has gorgeous covers.

This one though. Oh, this one is epic.  Sweet perfection.

Mystic by Jason Denzel

Previous book(s) in series:

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mystic Series: The Mystic Trilogy, book 1

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Classic gorgeous fantasy cover. Ah, memories.

February 27, 2015

Cover Coveting(10)

 
Cover art is found from Wicked Scribes, ATUF, Goodreads, social networks, and other sources.
***All cover art may not be final.***

Actually watched St Vincent tonight. (Tonight being Oscar Sunday!) The movie was excellent. In fact, I’m really sad that movies like that seem to get passed by so much. It had a great message and I urge movie fans to watch it.


Alien Separation by Gini Koch

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alien-separation Series: Katherine “Kitty” Kat, book 11

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Genre: Science Fiction

Shera’s thoughts:

Gosh this series gets such amazing covers! Every time a new one comes out I smack myself in the head and wonder why I haven’t tried them yet!

Any who I love how she’s holding two guns and it isn’t some crazy ass pose!

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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blood-and-salt Series: N/A 

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

Wow. So creepy.

So simple. So creepy.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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city-of-bones Series: The Mortal Instruments, book 1

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

This is a cover makeover. Honestly I don’t know why this series is apparently getting one. Now it looks like part of the Percy Jackson or independent reader grade.

It’s pretty to look at, but of all the series in need of a makeover this is not one of them.

Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow

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crow-moon Series: N/A 

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Oh, I just love it! The art style and silhouette of the cover. The typography and everything.

This is why I covet the covers!

Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Previous book(s) in series:

Goodreads | Amazon

dark-metropolis


dark-metropolis Series: Dark Metropolis, book 1

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

Honestly I’m not sure as to the reason behind  this cover makeover.

Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore

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glittering-shadows Series: Dark Metropolis, book 2

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

At least the covers match well.

Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

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dark-skye


dark-skye Series: Immortals After Dark, book 14

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Genre: N/A

Shera’s thoughts:

Looks like the paperback release is getting a shiny new cover.

It’s pretty awesome. I like it a lot more than the hardcover.

But does it bother anyone else how inconsistent all of the covers are? They change willy-nilly, and now fans have to contend with paperback and hardback covers being different. *sighs*

Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

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deceptions Series: Cainsville, book 3

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Shera’s thoughts:

Even for me this is a little too . . . weird. Wonder if this means the whole series will be getting a makeover. Personally I liked the style of the previous two books.

Even Vampires Get the Blues by Sandra Hill

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even-vampires-get-the-blues Series: Deadly Angels, book 6

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Genre: Paranormal Romance

Shera’s thoughts:

Fits the series well. Who knew angel wings and open suit could be so darn sexy. Purrrrr.

Though I will say that his angel wings look the fakest of the bunk.

Fearless by Marianne Curley

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fearless Series: Avena, book 3

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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult

Shera’s thoughts:

This is a bit of a step up from book 2, but sadly the coolness of book 1 can not be reproduced.

February 26, 2015

Review: Soulless

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, book 1) by Gail Carriger

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Genre: Steampunk
Edition Reviewed: eBook
Amazon: Paperback | Kindle
Goodreads: Soulless (1)

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?


Review:

Gosh, I'm in love. Everything about Soulless hits all the good spots. While it's not over the top steampunk, it has enough flavor to spice up a world that is now aware of the supernatural and has taken different steps into the future from our known history. To me it makes perfect since the technology would take slightly more colorful steps. Not to mention that Alexia Tarabotti is an amazing lead. She may be a spinster due to her Italian blood and dead father, plan looks, too voluptuous—no it’s not actually called that in polite society—and smarts; she's a proper English lady. Well, as proper as she wants to be. She tells things how it is most of the time which may be shocking, but she's always polite about it. Come on how can you not love a book that has the utmost politeness while the lead is being strapped up for torture?

It might take readers a moment to fall into the swing of the British “accent” of the book, but it's like any good BBC show. Once you catch on the rest is magic! For me one of my most favorite things about the British is their humor, made all the more awesome because of the historical time period of the book. While it could get annoying that the amazing Alexia is a spinster and everyone—especially her family—keeps informing her about her undesirable qualities Carriger does a wonderful job bringing humor and just enough depth to make it understandable for the time period. (And personally makes me happy those days are gone for women. In the most part.)

Lord Maccon is Alexia’s rake. Come on he’s  a Alpha werewolf, high ranking, powerful, smart and on top of all that Scottish. Boom! What a combination. Not to mention when Alexia and Maccon are tossed together. They’re bickering flirting is cute and the mystery of the hedgehog warms my heart. With smiles. What I like more is that Maccon can’t understand why no one would want her. While reading this with a friend she stated that she didn’t understand why Maccon could see how amazing Alexia was, but Alexia despite all her brains agreed with everyone that she would be a spinster forever. But it was clear to me with society, her friends, and most importantly her family mentioning her faults constantly I’m amazed she turned out as awesome as she did. Even the most amazing characters have personal doubts, what’s true character strength is to eventually get past them. (And personally I did not think it was that big of a deal. Just over thinking. Yeah, I know me saying that.)

I did have a problem with The Queen telling Alexia that she had great investigation skills, when the plot/mystery just falls into her lap and everyone is simply pulled in. Really it's a bunch of dandies that deserve all the praise this time. However, I can forgive it this time around. Because the humor, sophistication, paranormal elements, and the historical romance-investigation feel of Soulless is perfect. Even if I still don't quite understand why Alexia is classified as soulless in the long run . . . and other obvious paranormal related questions are ignored. That's for another book.

Overall Soulless is pretty darn close to perfection. Don't let the British accent of the book intimidate you. It always saddens me when readers can't embrace other flavors of English. (Yes, I'm thinking of my beloved Kate Forsyth.) Soulless is the ultimate in genre blending with urban fantasy elements, mystery, historical romance, comedy, and tea. (Tea had to be mentioned at some point!) Alexia is a fantastic leading lady and Lord Maccon is one sizzling gentleman werewolf. The Parasol Protectorate is clearly going to be a wonderful addiction.

Sexual Content: Actually for be so proper. It’s got the goods. Wink. Plenty of sexual humor, some homosexual themes, and such.

 
5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!


Previous book(s) in series:
Reviewed on BW: Amazon: Goodreads:
Soulless (1)
Changeless (2)
Blameless (3)
Heartless (4)
Timeless (5)
Soulless (1)
Changeless (2)
Blameless (3)
Heartless (4)
Timeless (5)
Soulless (1)
Changeless (2)
Blameless (3)
Heartless (4)
Timeless (5)

 

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