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10 February 2017

Soulless by Gail Carriger (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

I absolutely fell in love with Gail Carriger's Finishing School series which, while written part way through this series, is a prequel of sorts to the Parasol Protectorate. I've been putting this series off in mourning of the other, I think, but I've decided that I'm ready. So far? I'm loving it! Maybe not as much as Finishing School yet, but enough to recommend it & keep on reading!


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?

SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.


Friday 56 (today is 56% from the ebook) is hosted at Freda's Voice 
& Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.


  1. I love Soulless, I seriously need to finish this series I read three of them. I need to get them all on audio and reread by listening since I am not a huge rereader and then finish this series. :) Hope you are loving it! I read one book of the Finishing school one too, I need to get my act together and finish some series...gah....lol.

  2. I loved this book but still need to continue the series. Happy weekend!

  3. Love the cover, and the book sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing, and ENJOY!!

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