Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)Soulless by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I came across Soulless several years ago on Kristin Nelson's blog. I liked the cover, LOVED the blurb, and then forgot about the book because I don't usually--or ever--read fantasy/steampunk/supernatural stuff. And then I decided to give it a shot because I was in the mood for something fun and fantasy.

Boy, this did not disappoint.

This book was a fun ride of a great narrative voice, awesome kickass lead heroine, and a host of quirky but interesting characters. I loved the alternate history of supernaturals being accepted for centuries by Victoria's reign and what their society is like. I loved that the supernaturals had their own societies and turned supernatural due an excess of soul.

The only reasons why I'm giving this 4 instead of 5 stars are:
-Titles. Look, I know most people don't know this stuff, but I do: Lord Conall Maccon, Earl of Woolsey is either Lord Maccon or Lord Woolsey, not both by the British order of peerage. I went with it because I figured alternate fantastical world, alternate fantastical peerage, as well.

-The head hopping. There were definite moments of sudden POV change that threw me off a tiny bit.

Still, a rollicking adventure and I can't wait to read the following books in the series.

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  1. Yeah, I didn't know that. Lol! I've never read steampunk anything. I have a book of short stories, I think, on my Kindle app. Steampunk is usually set in the Victorian, yes? ^_^

    1. It was def. more fantasy/supernatural/romance than steampunk, but the steampunk was there. Yup, steampunk is Victorian--because of all the technology and Industrial Revolution.


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