Soulless | Steampunk fun

“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. ”

With a description like that things can only get better. This little book was one of the best finds I’ve had in a while. Ms Carriger writes a very tongue in cheek account about life as a spinster during the Victorian age.
Carriger has created a character that I can relate to. Alexia is an outsider, but at the same time embraces her outcast situation and is proud of her differences. She copes admirably for someone without a soul and if it wasn’t for that pesky vampire without manners that attacked her, life would have gone on as always.However, since she managed to kill the vampire, Queen Victoria sends her investigator to clear up the matter. It’s amazing what a young lady can do with a parasol!

This book blends old time Victorian attitudes with steampunk and modern day urban fantasy into a lovable quirky story that is hard to put down. I devoured the rest of the books as quickly and am about to go and get the 5th book for my Kindle. Can. Not. Wait.

If you’re looking for a light hearted steampunk fantasy, I can recommend this series. You will not be disappointed.

Grin Factor:

 ★★★★★ 

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