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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Heartless - Gail Carriger

I think I’ve hit on why I like the Alexia Tarbotti books, even though they often cross over the line of my absurdity meter: they’re just fun.    I can count on them to be a palette cleanser if I feel like I’ve been reading too much of any one thing for too long.

In this book, Alexia is about eight months pregnant, but naturally, things are afoot, and she’s unable to take things easy.    Her sister has joined the suffragettes, her friend Madame Lefoux is strangely distracted, and someone is threatening to kill the queen, and it may be tied to events deep in Alexia’s husband’s past.

Oh, and Lord and Lady Maccon are forced to move into Lord Akeldama’s second best closet, because allowing him to adopt their as yet unborn child is the only way they can stop the other vampires from trying to kill Alexia, and said child.     So the werewolves are moving into London.

The book really is as frenetic as the multiple plot lines imply, but it’s all good fun.


Jenn said...

I think that was the last one of the series I read - I want to read the others that have come out since, but I'm too scared I won't remember ANYTHING because of how very much was going on!! Ahhh!!!

And I agree - they're just plain entertaining!

Megan said...

I think there's only one more. I've been lucking out and finding them used, so I need to start looking for that one...