Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put...more
I may grade it higher when I had more time to digest what I read.
Oh, I should have listened to this entire series on audio! It’s a completely different experience. With her great accents and excellent characterization, Emily Gray breathed life into a series that very much needed it in its last installment. She’s done such an amazing job that I’ll purposely seek out other audiobooks narrated by her, regardless of the genre, and enjoy them while driving to work and back. Of all the narrators I’ve come across so far, she and Holter Graham are by far my ...more
Timeless was a fun read. Floote turned out to have hidden depths and there was a big surprise for Biffy too. There were new romances, new vampires and an amazingly cute baby. Lots of entertainment altogether, as usual for this series.
I have enjoyed all of the Parasol Protectorate a ...more
I found this Victorian dress on Pinterest, pinned from “Old Rags” website.
Its practical nature would surely appeal to Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon.
★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Ah! My little kumquats, I do so love this series. Sorry to see this fifth and final book in the Parasol Protectorate.
Emily Gray does an excellent job with all the various paranormal – and soulless – voices, but she does her best with Prudence, who is now a toddler, making he ...more
This is a really fun book, in a fun series, and I almost want to give it 5 stars, but I can't help but feeling just a small sense of dissatisfaction which is keeping me from jumping it with a full 5.
The book starts off very strong. It picks up about 2 years after the end of the last book, and Prudence as a child had me laughing out loud on the train more than once, and Ivy, who's a big part of this story, left me chuckling and shaking my head and just the first several chapters are hysterical ...more
In this story we once more follow our main character of Alexia as she ends up embroiled in a mystery surrounding ...more
Oh this whole series was so good. Yes there were times when you were thinking when are you going to get to the mystery part. I don't care if Alexia is obsessed with tea. But that also is what makes the book so good.
Let's see, I need to write a review without spoilers, but also reflect on the book. Whenever you are unsure where to start, from the beginning is always best.
Alexia Tarabotti is a preternatural. This means she lacks soul. Where as Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts has e ...more
Reread 2019....bittersweet the end. I know conal and Alexia show up in the custard books but not as main characters :(
I'm also not a big fan of "travel" stories and this one has the crew going all the way to Egypt. So I went into it with some trepidation.
However, as travel stories go, this one went pretty well. It had its ups and downs, but at about the halfway mark, it really hooked me. There are some gasp-worthy events and ...more
Man, I really left rereading this series to the last minute when it's been on my reread list since 1 January, didn't I... Anyway, this is a lot of fun throughout. I love that we get Biffy's perspective back in London to counter Alexia's perspective in Egypt. I love how precocious Prudence is, even as a toddler. And I thoroughly enjoy how th ...more
This book has a time skip of two years. Prudence is now a precocious little toddler, and just when everyone thinks it is time for some peace and quiet, Sidheag pops up, there is werewolf trouble. And if it can't get e ...more
In this final installment of the Parasol Protectorate Series, Gail Carriger serves her readers the perfect cup of tea. Brewed just the correct amount of minutes, served at exactly the right temperature, splashed with the perfect amount of cream, and displayed in the most exquisite china tea set. (And possibly accompanied by a delicious and flaky bon-bon).
I have been enamored with this series for a variety of reasons. It is a charming mixture of humor, steampunk creativi ...more
Much thanks to Orbit for providing me a copy of this for review.
Timeless, the fifth and last installment in the Parasol Protectorate. And the final adieu to Alexia, Conall, Ivy, and all the other colorful characters we’ve grown to know and love. This was actually my favorite installment out of the entire series surprisingly enough. Usually I don’t care for when a series that I’m quite fond of ends; however, it was done so well and was so much fun that I was sold. If you ...more
But Carriger makes it work because she focuses on further developing characters we know and already love. Frankly, I adored getting Biffy and Professor Lyall's perspectives--both of them seem to ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A series that I enjoyed is over
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Alexia is on a mission for truth
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Series Ender
Book Boyfriend: Biffy, Connel, Tunsell
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I’m not sure what to say. The story was entertaining. A lot of questions were answered, yet it seemed to miss something. I loved the wit and Prudence had some hi ...more
Plenty of dra ...more
Finished the other day and I really loved how it ended. I enjoyed this series from start to finish and that's so rare - I can only think of a handful of series I've stuck with through the end. This last book was a little thin on plot and conflicts, but it entertained and I adore the characters and the reader, Emily Gray is the perfect voice for t ...more
Needless to say I will be moving on to read Gail's other 2 series in the nearish future.
Until, that is, she receives a s ...more
I'm not very good at writing a synopsis, but Miss Tarrabotti is this time pursuing a mysterious plague that affects supernatural creatures, follow ...more