Soulless by Gail Carriger

Title: Soulless, An Alexia Tarabotti Novel
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit books
Publication date: October 1, 2009
paperback, 375 pages
ISBN 13: 9780316056632

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. 
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. 
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

I have been dying to read this book for a while and then I won it in a contest. How great is that?  I had heard some pretty positive things about this series and couldn't wait to read it.  I was not disappointed!  I loved it from beginning to end. Gail Carriger wrote a very witty, funny, sexy, well written novel.  I love Alexia and Lord Maccon. I love the banter between the two of them.  Gail Carriger wrote some pretty fantastic characters that you will love. This story line was fantastic.  I did not want to put this book down.  This book is so much fun. If you love vampires and werewolves this book is for you.  This is the first book in this series followed by changeless and blameless.  If you would like to find out more about Gail Carriger and this series click here.

*picture and summary taken from goodreads
This is also the first book I have read for the Steampunk challenge. 

Steampunk challenge


  1. This is such a great series -- when I read this first book, I also just kept reading and reading. Hope you enjoy the next two! :)

  2. I have the first in this series and want to get the others before I start it. Glad you enjoyed the book.

  3. This was also my first book for the challenge. I agree, the banter works - one of the rare books where it does. Usually it gets terribly on my nerves.

  4. I just loved this book! So glad you found it and loved it too!

  5. From what I've heard, the whole series is suppose to be just as good! Happy reading... ^_^

  6. I've read quite a few reviews for this book and it sounds great :)


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