Review: CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger

Posted 27 June, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Blurb: Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, is finally married (um, spoiler, I guess) and living very happily among her husband’s pack of werewolves. But, of course, something has to disrupt this idyllic life of hers: a curse of human-ness for all supernaturals in the London area. How is it that the wolves are no long wolf-y and the vamps are no longer biting? It’s a mystery that carries Lady Woolsey and her husband to Scotland in order to solve it.

I’m really loving this series. It reminds me of the days when I devoured the historical romances, with all their ton this and Miss So-and-So that properness. I also appreciate the fact that, while this series is most definitely steampunk, it doesn’t bash you over the head with its steampunkery. The floating airships are just another mode of transportation, the inexplicably complex communication devices are used by only those who can afford them, and the other steampunk “toys” are seamlessly interwoven into the Victorian world.

Lady Woolsey is a great character: strong, determined and very level-headed. Her husband…well, without giving anything away, events in the book make me not like him as much as I did in the first book. While most of the minor characters are very well drawn, I’m inclined to bash Ivy over the head and lock her in a closet with Lady Woolsey’s annoying sisters. Fitting punishment for them.

I can’t wait for the next one. Blameless comes out in September. (Too long!!)

Final Grade for CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger: 87/B (Only because she made me yell, “NO!” at the end of the book. I’m not so good with cliffhangers. No patience. But at least I didn’t throw the book across the room.)

This book was purchased by moi.

Originally posted to on May 6, 2010

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