Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Carriger, Gail - Soulless
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: Fiction (Urban Fantasy)
Did you finish?: Yes -- but I didn't want it to end!
One-sentence summary: A spinster with no soul battles
Why did you get this book?: Recommended by a friend who thought it sounded right up my alley (and they were right!)
Do you like the cover?: Yes.
First line from book: Miss Alexia Tarabotti was not enjoying her evening.
Review: I really can't form complete sentences about this book, mostly because I'm still squeeing over it. Carriger has the complete package: fun premise, great heroine, delicious characters, wonderful setting, and outrageous plot. I couldn't put this book down, and I'm so grateful there's a sequel. I so deeply appreciated that Alexia wasn't a preternaturally beautiful woman; she had a kind of Austenian air to her -- smart and resigned -- and I found her very believable and very likable. Lord Maccon might be my new literary boyfriend.