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Soulless by Gail Carriger
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With the exception of the opening pages, the first 70 or 80 pages were extremely boring and Alexia was unbelievably irritating. I put this book down several times and seriously entertained abandoning it until the action started up. I pushed on and found that Alexia grew on me and the humour greatly improved. It was a little predictable and shaky in places but Alexia and Lord Maccon's relationship, the source of most of the humour, is what made this book worth reading. My favourite quotes are:

Alexia: "Well, my love, shall we?"
Lord Maccon: "Am I?"
Alexia: "Are you what?"
Lord Maccon: "Your love?"
Alexia: "Well, you are a werewolf, Scottish, naked, and covered in blood, and I am still holding your hand." (p. 318)

'"My dearest girl," said the vampire finally, examining Lord Maccon with an exhausted but appreciative eye, "such a banquet. Never been one to favor werewolves myself, but he is very well equipped, now, is he not?"

Miss Tarabotti gave him an arch look. "My goodies," she warned.

"Humans," chuckled the vampire, "so possessive."' (p. 320)

Soulless suffers a bit from first-book syndrome but it was good enough for me to want to be at least be curious about the sequel.
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01/08/2010 page 74
20.73% "Where's the charm, interesting characters and situations? I'm bored."
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 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ Let me know what you think of this book. I have heard so many different things about it.

Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship} I'm only a few pages in but my first impressions are that it reads like a classic novel (not much of a fan of those) but with vampires and werewolves.

I'll keep you updated :)

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