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Soulless by Gail Carriger
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Dec 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: paranormal, shifters-werewolves, urban-fantasy, vampires, steampunk-is-cool

Soulless is about Miss Alexia Tarabotti. She is a twenty six year old spinster living with her mother, her mother's current husband, and her two half sisters. Her father was Italian and died a long time ago, however Alexia inherited his skin tone, prominent nose, and inquisitive mind. She also inherited from him his preternatural state. Alexia's world is very Victorian but with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and dirigibles thrown in the mix. Most believe that to become a werewolf or a vampire it's because of an excess of soul. Alexia, as a preternatural, has a complete lack of soul. Therefore, when she touches a supernatural being they loose their supernatural abilities. A vampire looses his strength and his fangs while a werewolf if in wolf form will turn back into a human. The supernatural community calls Alexia's kind 'soul-suckers', a term she is not quite fond of. But what Alexia is fond of is lots of English tea, treacle tart, people who can hold a conversation with her, and most recently a certain Lord Maccon who is the local werewolf Alpha. But with werewolves and rogue vampires going missing she'll have to use her inquisitive mind and preternatural abilities to keep from becoming the next victim.

I really liked this book a lot. It's kind of hard to describe accurately though. It's part historical romance, part urban fantasy, with a good dash of steampunk thrown in the mix. It all goes together wonderfully though and was a lot of fun to read. I'm really looking forward to a sequel.
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Rane I hope you enjoy Soulless Summer, it's a great read~!


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Angelc Great review, Summer! I have this one on my shelf!


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