Review – Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)Soulless by Gail Carriger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall Rating 5 Stars

-Book Description: 5

-Cover: 3

-Plot: 5

-Creativity: 5

-Grammar: 5

-Simile Use: 4 (minimal usage)

-Description: 4 (always at the right time)

-Show And Tell Balance: 4

Gail Carriger is fast becoming my favorite all time author. I picked up Soulless after finishing the Finishing School series, because I fell in love with the world she created and wanted to read more about it. While the cover isn’t all that intriguing, anything by Carriger surely is. And that it was. Soulless brings us into the world of supernatural with an additional touch — the soulless, which act as a balancer to the supernaturals. As per Carrigers usual style we get something that’s highly descriptive, yet balanced so well with witty dialogue that it never drags. I read this novel of almost four hundred pages in a matter of hours. I instantly fell in love with Alexia’s dry humor and take on the world around her–and Lord Maccoon? What an absolute swoon — a strong man for a strong woman. I loved their banter, the way their relationship evolved, and Alexia’s relationship with others. While she continually described her self as plain and curvy, I saw what I think Maccoon saw– a real woman, not a stick thin little girl. I’ve seen other reviews were people say Alexia is mean, for me she’s respectfully blunt and delightful. Maybe I just have a perverse sense of humor. Either way I fell in love with all the characters, along with the ever twisting plot and of course, Carriger’s thoughtful story weaving. Only seconds after finishing Soulless, I picked up Changless and purchased the rest of the series. I can’t wait to continue to see this story unfold.

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