Author: Gail Carriger
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 is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and 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? And who is the real enemy . . . and do they have treacle tart?
“Soulless” is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking…
Alexia has no soul. No really! She is a Preternatural, a human born with no soul. She has done a good job of keeping this from her family but when vampires start disappearing and new ones start appearing she may have to use her Soulless abilities to solve to mystery.
What a great concept for an urban fantasy series! From the moment I heard about Soulless I was very interested. How can you be disappointed with Steampunk urban fantasy!
The characters were very well developed. Miss Tarabotti is a witty voice that will have to be heard and Lord Maccon is simply to die for. All the secondary characters were very well written also. Miss Hisselpenny and her hats. Professor Lyall and his wisdom. The romance between Alexia and Maccon was slow burning but in a good way and very humorous.
Soulless definitely leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to find out more in Changeless. Gail Carriger has created new series that will have everyone hooked. If you want a amusing read full of romance, supernatural creatures and dirigibles this is the series for you!