Author: Gail Carriger
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?
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.