Thursday, April 7, 2011
Book Review: Changeless
Book 2 in the Parasol Protectorate series
AUTHOR: Gail Carriger
GENRE: Urban fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, romance, drama, vampires, werewolves
PREMISE: London gets in an uproar when all the supernatural creatures become...not supernatural. Following clues, leads Alexia to her husbands old pack...
MY REVIEW: I fell in utter fangirl love with the Parasol Protectorate series last year and it took me awhile to get to this one but I got here and wow, I loved this just as much as the first. Carriger expands on her world building, adds in new characters (I LOVE Madame Lefoux), and there are a few surprises here and there.
I will say one twist in the ending I didn't care for mostly because I felt it was rather out of character but I trust the author has a plan. I also will admit the middle of the book sometimes dragged.
But overall this is an excellent addition to a series that is already one of my favorites in the urban fantasy genre. I can't wait to read Blameless which is sitting on my shelf right now waiting for me to get through my other books and the fourth book Heartless comes out this summer. It's one of my anticipated summer releases (along with the sequel to Insatiable by Meg Cabot, Supernaturally by Kierstan White, and too many others to name but it's going to be a good summer bookwise).
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read Soulless, Jane Austen fans, historical fiction fans, urban fantasy fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five of Ivy's ugly hats