Friday, July 8, 2016

Review - Changeless by Gail Carriger

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)

Series: Parasol Protectorate #2
Genre: Steampunk/Paranormal 
Age Group: New Adult 
Published: April 2010
Paperback - 374 pgs

Rating: 5/5

Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

In this installment we follow Alexia as a powerful married lady who now holds several positions within the Victorian and supernatural worlds. She is even more in her element and continues to be sassy.

Changeless introduced us to more characters and a wider view of how this steampunk world works. The new characters are interesting and continue to diversify the cast we already have. I enjoyed the additional characters and seeing the same characters from book one immensely. I cannot wait to learn even more about them in the next book.

It continues to impress me how integrated the supernatural and Victorian customs are.  I continue to enjoy that aspect of the story. The writing is fabulous and some of the lines had me in stitches. The series is hilarious as well as fun and full of supernaturals. In this installment I think we unveiled a few more mysteries and posed more questions that will need the entire series to answer.

Book two proved to be just as enjoyable as the first and just as entertaining and I couldn't put it down. The story is just as engaging and amusing as book one and I highly recommend continuing this series.

The ending to book two had me in quite a state. I needed book three on a level I wasn't expecting (like ready to leave work early to get my hands on it level) and did not have it. I recommend having it at the ready when you finish this one. 

My Review of Book One; Soulless by Gail Carriger

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