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Gail Carriger
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:30:45 pm »
Gail Carriger
http://www.gailcarriger.com/
Alexia Tarabotti Novels
Soulless
Changeless
Blameless (coming September 1, 2010)

Soulless "A novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols"
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Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulation. 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 is responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening ot 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?
From the back cover of Soulless

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 06:51:21 pm »
I just finished Soulless, and while I liked the story, I'm not sure about the style. I will probably read the second one and decide then.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 01:57:01 pm »
So I've read Changeless, and either I've gotten used to the style, it's not as flighty in this one or I was just expecting it, but I really enjoyed this one. I detest where it ends though! That's just evil!  :-'
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 03:30:10 pm »
I totally agree the ending on changeless made me want to throw the book  >:(.   My husband asked me how the book was and I couldn't even talk about it.  Rage.
However, I like the series and so I can't wait for Blameless to come out in September.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 04:20:41 pm »
The book depository just shipped Blameless already!!!  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 07:44:56 pm »
Um, when anyone reads Blameless, could someone give a spoiler report and tell me if the sad ending of Changeless is resolved at all happily? I put off buying Changeless and now I'm trying to figure out if it's safe to buy both of them now...  :-'

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 07:17:43 am »
I'm about two-thirds through it, Kate, and I have high hopes.  I'll let you know for sure when I finish it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 03:18:17 pm »
Go ahead and buy them both  :D I love the ending...
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 06:53:17 am »
Very safe to buy both, Kate.  I think you'll be more than satisified.   :D
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 02:33:59 am »
Um, when anyone reads Blameless, could someone give a spoiler report and tell me if the sad ending of Changeless is resolved at all happily? I put off buying Changeless and now I'm trying to figure out if it's safe to buy both of them now...  :-'

you can safely buy, IMO :)

I would have preferred more groveling from lord maccaroni, but it was still very good. and I'd love to read the whole apology that was in the newspaper!


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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 04:56:39 pm »
Cheese, I agree with you.   ;D

My hope/belief is that we haven't seen the last of his groveling yet.  LOL
Dear Lord, be good to me.  The sea is so wide, and my boat is so small.

You let a wolf save your life, and you pay and you pay, and you pay...

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 06:59:13 pm »
I'm sure of that Ellyll!
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2010, 07:10:36 pm »
Bought 'em both. Read 'em both. Glad I waited until I could read one after the other. But I'm happy. Although I'm quite fascinated: It will be interesting to see how Biffy being turned into a werewolf plays out. I felt so bad for him when he was eating and crying. And then when Akeldama was so broken-hearted. LOVED that the Potentate was Walsingham, though, in my British history geek heart. :P

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 07:14:49 pm »
Me, too, Kate.  (About the British geek heart, I mean.)  :D

And, yes, I want to see how that all plays out, too. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2010, 11:25:21 pm »
me too. I felt so bad
for all of them. I mean neither wanted it to be that way... and akeldema cares so much for biffy.


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