Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, 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 a
While tagged as a constituent of the paranormal romance genre (one of the few that holds little interest for me), I think this series (through the first two at least) is more aptly described as an Austenesque comedy of manners...wi ...more
I am in a state. Changeless has a twist of an ending that I could not possibly have considered, and it has left me bereft and confused and so distraught that I’m not sure how Miss Carriger will fix the situation. I just…ugh! I’m wide-eyed and slack-jawed with shock and still shaking my head and I think I will continue doing so until we ...more
*This is actually a 2 1/2 star book for me*
I really can't believe how disappointing I found this book. I thought the first book, Soulless, was so fun and fresh! I'm quite amazed that this one tanked so spectacularly for me.
A lot of the things that drew me into the first book were missing here. I was actually pretty bored throughout most of it. It felt incredibly tedious and drawn out. Now, the voice is still the same - which is a huge plus for me. Alexia is a ...more
Our preternatural main character, Alexia, travels to Scotland in a dirigible (and nearly falls out of it), disposes of a mummy and exorcises her first ghost. A surprise at the end, with an unexpected reaction from Conall ensures that I will have to read book 3 very soon!
DNF at 60%. This was not as good as book 1, which I gave five stars. The pacing was slow and the plot was weak, in my view. I just didn't care what was causing the supernaturals to not be supernatural anymore. The werewolves couldn't shift, ghosts were getting exorcised, vampires were becoming mortal again. But it just went on and on and nothing much really happened.
Maccon was gone for most of the book and then I spoiled myself since I knew I was DNFing this anyway and does something at the end ...more
And here's what I thought once I got my hands on it.
[Hint: "There are knees positively everywhere!" = best. line. ever.]
It was inevitable that I wasn't going to like this one as much as the first, because I just have this thing about reading initial romances. It was enjoyable reading about Alexia and Lord Maccon's married relationship here, but it wasn't as purely *fun* as their courtship in book one. Also, the rest of the ...more
I’ve been betrayed by this series. I finished this book last night and actually put off writing my review overnight, but I am still so enraged at the events of the ending. This is made more annoying by how fun the book was up to that point. Changeless was another 3.5 star read up until that ending, which made me drop it to a singular star. Fucking plotberg off the port bow. That ending is NOT o ...more
Such a book that has evoking such strong feelings is Gail Carriger’s Changeless, the second book in her Parasol Protectorate featuring Alexia Maccon, The Lady Woolsey. Ale ...more
And then 90% happened. :( (view spoiler)[Why would you be so pigheaded Conall?! I expected some relationship drama, so it's not really a surprise. Still, I want to smack him upside the head! (hide spoiler)]It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the nex ...more
so you ask why did I read the second? why am I currently reading the third? why did I just download the audio for the 4th?
first, I didn't read them I listened to them...
second, they are kind of like watching a train wreck...
third, I am morbidly fascinated by the fact that I can't for the life of me figure out if they are suppose to be scifi novels or romance novels. there is not nearly enough sex for a romance novel, and what there ...more
I do think it's better to read the series in order to better comprehend the plot, characters & the world they ...more
Changeless is book two in the Parasol Protectorate series. These are an ongoing cast of characters with some ongoing plot threads even if new conflicts come with each book so they are best read in order.
In this installment, Alexia and Conall have been enjoying a bit of peace getting used to marria ...more
The other day he told me that he saw a reference to Steampunk in a Tech Republic newsletter and he was so proud that he knew what it was.
Changeless fits ...more
I'm so upset right now, I just want to cry for Alexia. Because for goodness' sake, the poor woman has no soul! She can't cry for herself!!!
Alright, I'm not going to be all spoilery. I'm just going to say what others have already--there is a cliffhanger with this one, so make sure you've got Blameless on hand before reading it. Also, don't read the Blameless blurb BEFORE reading Changeless. I was given this sage advice by my wonderful Goodreads friends, and it was good advice indeed.
Now--as for C ...more
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: What an ending? I mean I knew part of it, but I’d have never guessed.
Characters: Well done
Plot: A mystery and a journey with two companions that made it more interesting.
Page Turner: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Tunstell
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I was concerned after reading some reviews, but I enjoyed this one. The plot moved so that even though Lord Maccon wasn’t there as much as some wish, I didn’t ...more
I loved the inclusion of Sidheag Maccon and Genevieve Lefoux, two of my Finishing School favorites. The timelines get a bit mixed up in ...more
My review of the first book https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... applies to the second with a few notable additions. Ahem.
Charm and wit abound, as usual. Ms. Carriger’s storytelling style is great. I adore Alexia, and her relationship with Conall grows ….and grows complicated (more on that later). I love all the characters, including the introduction of Madame Lefoux and the Kingair clan. The story kept me riveted. So much so that I kept telling myself “just one more chapter ...more
I must admit I thought book 1 was good but that's about it. On the other hand, book 2 was AMAZING, loved every page of it! It took me a while to get into the book because the topic is so very different from everything else, but once I did I could not put it down.
I'll explain a bit for those who have not read it yet. We have this amazing soulless Italian heroine who is very practical and efficient, then we have her super sexy alpha werewolf of a husband. Both of them make such a gr ...more
Stupid "husband" as Alexia always calls him. How can you just turn on poor Alexia like that? I hope a bigger, badder predator bites you in your werewolf ass!
After finishing the book I sat and began contemplating on why it was OK and not good.
I mean it has a rather forward thinking female with an intresting ability. The Storyline was much more satisfying in this book than the last. It was intresting that there was this 'plague' that was exorcising ghosts and turning Werewolves and vampires human.
Also the new character ...more
The manner in which I enjoyed this book differed from that of the first, Soulless. This isn't the kind of book I wanted to race to finish. Instead I wanted to roll around in it. Revel in it.
Likewise, the focus of this book is ever so slightly different than its predecessor. I'd say Changeless is fairly character-driven. There are only a few settings here, and a lot of dialogue and character interaction takes place. T ...more
OMG - what a way to end the book! The author is evil - pure evil! Of course I have to load Blameless on my GPS for my long drive to upstate NY.
These books are just plain fun - the only reason I marked it 4 stars is ther ...more
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