Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gail Carriger - Changeless

Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, 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 armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can
She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

Comment: This is the second book in Gail Carriger's series. It's a mixture of romance, steampunk and paranormal. I enjoy it quite a lot.
In this book Alexia is married to Conall and they married life seems perfect, even with the yelling when waking up. I was very happy to see them so well, I was anxious to see them together now that the courtship was over and they were a married couple. I'm happy to say the chemestry between them keeps steady.
In this book Alexia is faced with the issue of shapeshifters not being able to change shape, so after her husband leaves for Scotland, she follows and it's there that she finds out why the problems have started and how to end them.
I'm used to the language now so it no longer seems awkward to me. This bothered me a bit in the first book but it's something one gets used to. I was also happy to see Lord Akeldama again, he's amazing. In this book Ivy, Alexia's friend also does something out of character but in the end I was happy for her.
Some new characters showed up in this book and were an important part of the plot. I'm satisfied to see the world won't revolve around Alexia and Conall.
The world is very funny and its very interesting to watch things happen and imagine them in victorian times, all the machines and way of behaviour, an excellent mix.
In the end of the book something so unexpected happened and I was so shocked I couldn't believe what I was reading so I couldn't wait and had to read the 3rb book right away.
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