As I promised, book reviews! I’ll add a link to the list of steampunk books we have reviewed to the side bar for easy access as well!
The Parasol Protectorate series Gail Carriger
A strong heroine, high flying adventure, supernatural elements, steampunk, a dash of romance, Victorian fashion, culture and mannerisms are all alive and well in The Parasol Protectorate! Alexia Tarabotti is a strong minded woman who lives in a supernatural Victorian London. She has thoughts, opinions and interests, making her a robust and appealing female lead. She is a special kind of “supernatural” being who was born soulless; as the first title implies. Her two best friends are on opposite ends of the spectrum; one being a fabulously eccentric and fashionable vampire fop and the other being a delicate Lady with a penchant for buying strange hats. Alexia’s awareness of the world around her gets her into a lot of interesting (and very occasionally troubling) situations.
Armed with her sharp wit, intellect and her parasol, she takes on the supernatural world. (Although she does her best to stop for tea time. It wouldn’t be civilized if she didn’t!)
If you enjoy any of the aforementioned attributes, I HIGHLY recommend you check out Ms. Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series!
Soulless, Changeless and Blameless are in bookstores now (that is also their chronological order). Heartless drops July 1st, 2011!