Friday, January 29, 2010

Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger -- A Book Review

Miss Alexia Tarabotti is a single woman in Victorian England. She is considered a spinster by her mother and half sisters due to her Italian heritage and straightforward personality. It is the later that gets Miss Tarabotti into precarious situations involving vampires and werewolves.

Lord Conall Maccon is the Alpha of the London werewolf pack. He continues to cross paths with the heroine during her exploits. Soon the two find themselves at odds with each other while fighting an attraction.

Gail Carriger's ability to pull the reader back in time through elegant dialogue and proper mannerisms is fantastic. Carriger beautifully captures the styles of Victorian fashion while spinning this magical tale.

The story is captivating and give the reader a new twist to vampires, werewolves, and London society. Readers will find it hard to put the book down before finishing.

The next book in this series is entitled Changeless. It will be highly anticipated by readers of Carriger's work.

This promotional copy was received during BookExpo America 2009 as a free marketing tool by either the publisher or author and was given to many attendees. It was not given to me to review. I did not receive any compensation from the publisher or author for this review.

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