June 17, 2012 by thebookslayer
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Top-Notch!!! Original/One of a kind. Gail takes us to a completely different world with those who are born without a soul. Those who have excess soul who can become Vampires, Ghosts or Werewolves.
Steampunk + Paranormal
What more could you ask for?
*Entertaining to the max. I could not put this book down. I love the way she writes and the world she has created.
*Alexia is soulless. She always has an opinion about everything. She is witty. She is a spinster who finds Lord Maccon annoying and desirable.
*Lord Maccon is the head of an investigation agency. He finds himself side by side with Alexia during a recent investigation.
*Plenty of wit, romance and mystery to make anyone happy.
Meet Alexia Tarabotti
Don’t Forget about Lord Maccon
*None. I loved this book.
“Alexia figured, delightedly, that this meant he did, in fact, tend to traipse around his private apartments in the altogether. Marriage was becoming more and more of an attractive prospect.”
“My dearest girl,’ said the vampire finally, examining Lord Maccon with an exhausted but appreciative eye, ‘such a banquet. Never been one to favor werewolves myself, but he is very well equipped, now, is he not?’
Miss Tarabotti gave him an arch look. ‘My goodies,’ she warned.
Humans,’ chuckled the vampire, ‘so possessive.”
“Miss Tarabotti was not one of life’s milk-water misses–in fact, quite the opposite. Many a gentleman had likened his first meeting with her to downing a very strong cognac when one was expecting to imbibe fruit juice–that is to say, startling and apt to leave one with a distinct burning sensation.”
“The ill-informed masses included her own family among their ranks, a family that specialized in being both inconvenient and asinine.”
“Alexia suspected Lord Maccon’s handling was a tad more than was strictly called for under the circumstances, but she secretly enjoyed the sensation. After all, how often did a spinster of her shelf life get manhandled by an earl of Lord Maccon’s peerage? She had better take advantage of the situation.”
Just for Fun : An Alexia and Lord Maccon Manga Art Sketch