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Changeless by Gail Carriger
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Apr 10, 12

bookshelves: in, 2010, steampunk, historical, fiction, parasol-protectorate
Read in May, 2010

In Changless, Alexia Maccon has adjusted to seeing the odd and unusual, and not just because she was born without a soul. Now married to the werewolf Lord Maccon, she's used to seeing naked men and wolves roaming about the grounds. However, when a crisis hits Queen Victoria's London, she's as baffled as the rest: all supernatural powers within a certain radius turned off. Werewolves were stuck in human form, vampires became mortal, and the local ghosts were permanently exorcised. When Lord Maccon heads back towards Scotland to deal with a family matter, the nullifying entity begins to travel north, too. With her trusty parasol in hand, Alexis heads northward by dirigible, determined to solve the mystery... and maybe find out more about her husband's mysterious past as well.[return][return]This book had all the fierce British wit of its predecessor. Carriger has created a magnificent world where the supernatural have an obvious presence in society and are indeed the backbone of the British Empire--which is in complete steampunk style, of course. [return][return]I have to say, though, that the cliffhanger ending was quite frustrating, especially as Lord Maccon's logic is concerned. Instead of merely making me want the next book, it made me feel downright angry because the truth was so obvious and other people are so dense. I would have rated it higher if not for the ending. I will definitely buy the third book when it's released, but in the meantime I'll remain rather peeved.
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