Heartless by Gail Carriger

Title: Heartless
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit
Description from Goodreads:
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband’s past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux’s latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.
Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf’s clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama’s second best closet?

My Review:

Oh. My. God.

Once again Gail Carriger has done it again.

I know it took me a while to finish this book, but that’s because A) life was a tad hellish and B) I never wanted this book to end! There were so many twists and turns.  You will: cry for Professor Lyall, fan girl squee for how awesome Ivy was, pine for Lord Akeldama and Biffy, and finally scream over how awesome Alexia’s baby, Alexia and Conall are. This book was flawless! All of the characters are really fleshed out in this book, we get to learn so much about them and about the world they’re a part of. Most importantly we get a lot of background information on the previous Woolsey pack leader, professor Lyall and Alexia’s father. With every new nugget of information I squeed with joy. OH get ready to seriously SERIOUSLY HATE Felicity. She is a traitorous strumpet!

There were so many different plot lines going on at once, but you’d never get lost or confused with the story. Everything ran smoothly, the pace was fast but not so fast that you would miss something. I gotta say I don’t want to read timeless now because that means that the Parasol Protectorate is over until Gail Carriger’s new series: Parasol Protectorate Abroad (and Finishing School series which is in the same universe as the Parasol Protectorate but 25 years earlier) start. I’m so happy that Gail is a prolific writer because I would die without her

I’m going to wait on reading timeless, because my friend and I pledged to read it together.

My Rating:
7/7

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Soulless the Manga vol.1

imageAuthor: Gail Carriger

Illustrator: Rem

Publisher: Yen+

Description from goodreads: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. 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 responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Or 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?

My Review:  I read the book version/original version of Soulless in 2010. I was lent the book by my friend and if I had, had a book blog then I would have gave it a 7/7. Yup better than chocolate.

This is the adapted Manga is amazing. The art work is fantastic and captures in my mind’s eye what I pictured each character looking like. The story was just as exponentially magnificent and I highly recommend this series to everyone and anyone!!!!!!! And I can’t wait til volume 2 (which is supposed to be Changeless) comes out here’s the cover art:

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Overall rating: 7/7