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:



Title: Changeless
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit
Book Description by Goodreads:
Alexia Tarabotti, 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. 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.


My: Review: I. Loved. This. Book.

The whole book was gripping. It was fast paced and suspense fueled each chapter, I couldn’t read this book fast enough! Everyone is back including Ivy Hisselpenny and her horrid hats.

But I was sad and angry by the end because… Conall Maccon You Blithering IDIOT! I love you but, UGH!!!

Okay when I read Soulless I guessed things along the way some were right some were wrong but either way I was impressed and couldn’t stop reading. Where as Changeless completely surprised me! I couldn’t believe who was the real culprit on the dirigible and as Alexia Maccon says “” hindsight is indeed an incredibly thing. I actually liked Sidheag she was just like her “Gramps” but I was so mad at both her and Maccon at the end!! I mean really?! Those idiots! If Preternaturals can take away Supernaturals’ powers and shift them back to human (where they go back to AGE no less) then WHY COULDN’T THAT HAPPEN?! That being said, yes I know you think it’s impossible and you’re hurt but you idiot she loves you! Sorry had to get that out.

Poor Alexia… I hope things go better for her in the next book.

Not a lot of Lyall and I have a huge crush on him so I hope to see more of him in the next book as well.

Aside from Conall’s epic blunder I loved the mystery that surrounded this book! It was fun trying to piece together all the information it reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes tale. (the real book fictional stories not the fictional television program) I mistrusted the person I wanted to trust just as Alexia did and I didn’t think about the person who I should have deemed suspicious. We also find out more about Soulless beings and as a result it gives a new dimension to Alexia’s condition.

Lord Akeldama and Biffy were delicious as always and I’m so happy I have the next book Blameless here because I’d go mad without it!

It kinda sucks that I can only post this on Monday and not today Friday August 31st, because I’m in a place without internet…

There are simply so many  fantastic things to say about this book I don’t know where to begin!  I give it a solid 6/7!