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Gail Carriger
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:30:45 pm »
Gail Carriger
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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
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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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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 09:22:17 am »
I've been looking at these for quite a while and decided to bite the bullet and pick them up. Loved them! I only wish that I had waited longer to be closer to the release of the next book. I've never really read a lot of steampunk so this was a treat. Funny but not silly with great stories and characters.

Alexia Tarbotti reminded me a little of Amelia Peabody from the Elizabeth Peters novels. I liked that.

All I can say is that I'm glad I decided to grab them when there were 3 books because if I had finished them with book 2 I'd be a bit upset!
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 10:32:07 am »
They are good fun and yeah that cliffhanger was def hard :P

If you enjoyed this I definitely recommend  The Native Star by M.K Hobson although the romance is subtle and Gail blurbed it! :D

I am looking forward to book 4 Heartless, that's out early next year.
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2010, 12:02:47 pm »
I read the first one, but haven't picked up the others yet. Not quite sure why but even though I liked Soulless, Gail Carriger did not end up on  my list of buy new books on sight authors.


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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010, 01:41:19 pm »

If you enjoyed this I definitely recommend  The Native Star by M.K Hobson although the romance is subtle and Gail blurbed it! :D


I've had Native Star for a while now and honestly, it's a DNF for me...I just cannot get into it. I've tried a couple of times now.

I am looking forward to Heartless and I guess the fifth and last book, Timeless is it for those particular characters.
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2010, 02:13:55 pm »
Yep although I think that is going to come out the following year. I think Gail has signed up for a further 3 books.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 07:46:40 pm »
Yeah, 2012. I should have waited longer to start these!  :P
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 07:02:07 am »
I read the first one, but haven't picked up the others yet. Not quite sure why but even though I liked Soulless, Gail Carriger did not end up on  my list of buy new books on sight authors.

If I hadn't picked up book 1 and 2 at the same time, I might not have bought the other either. Her style is definitely different and it took all of book 1 to get used to it, by book 2 I could enjoy it. Of course the cliffhanger at the end really helped with my decision to buy book 3 asap  LOL
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2011, 03:56:07 pm »
I just did these earlier this year in audio format.  I really enjoyed the narration for these but when I started listening, only books 1 & 2 were out so I grabbed 3 in ebook.  #3 is now out in audio and I am really looking forward to Heartless!

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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2011, 03:10:27 am »
I picked up the first three books back in January, but so far I've only read Soulless. I agree with everyone about the style of writing, it definitely takes some getting used to. And I will eventually get around to reading Changeless and Blameless.

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2011, 07:39:08 pm »
Then you'll be addicted  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2011, 12:12:51 pm »
Looking forward to Heartless!  And there'll be a fifth one too?  Oh goody!!!

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2011, 09:22:53 pm »
Saw Heartless at a B&N in St. Louis. Decided against buying it until I got home. Now that I'm home, it is nowhere to be found! :( I guess I made the wrong decision. Hopefully they'll stock up on them soon!

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 01:12:35 pm »
I still haven't read books 2 or 3. (There on my TBR pile, but they keep getting pushed back.) I will get round to it, but I might have to do a re-read of Soulless first.

Anyway, Soulless has been optioned for film. Good news! It would be an interesting watch. :P

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2012, 03:05:44 pm »
If it actually does get made into a movie, I'll probably watch. I really enjoyed the book, and the series.
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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2012, 11:31:16 am »
This series would make an interesting movie! Hopefully they go through with it.
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2017, 05:50:03 pm »
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What haven't I shared online yet?

I'll be launching an all new podcast, co-hosting with Gail Carriger later in October! 20 Min Delay is a podcast about traveling by two women who do it, a lot.

Watch here for updates, episodes, and the feeds for your favorite podcatchers: http://20mindelay.com/
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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2017, 09:24:26 pm »
Very interesting.