Friday, April 11, 2014

The Parasol Protectorate Book Two: Changeless

Changeless is the second book in Gail Carriger’s alternate-Victorian, steampunk, comedic adult paranormal series The Parasol Protectorate.

If you haven’t read book one, Soulless, I recommend reading my review from last Friday and getting on that stat!!!

There will be inadvertent, unavoidable spoilers of the first book if you continue reading – so please stop now unless you have read the delightful first book. Got it?

Final warning… SERIOUSLY.

Now as Lady Woolsey, Alexia Maccon finds herself the Alpha female of a werewolf pack. She has resigned herself to the fact that this is met with many tribulations, such as an inordinate amount of nudity due to werewolves changing to human form, etc.

An English lady of delicate sensibilities should not have to surrounded by such improper supernatural realities.

Yet Alexia always was made of sturdier stuff.

Her new life also means occasionally being awakened by her brash werewolf husband. Such as this morning when he is angrily yelling at a ghost who is, to be honest, just the messenger.

And then he leaves without a word.

Alexia finds herself left with questions, a regiment of paranormal soldiers encamped on her lawn and the news that something has somehow caused a large area of London’s supernatural creatures to simply stop being supernatural.

Alarming, to say the least.

Determined to get to the bottom of this, Alexia arms herself with a trusty parasol, her sharp etiquette and far more ladies than preferable on a dirigible trip to uncivilized Scotland.

Maybe she’ll even find her husband.

Changeless was immediately off to a great, fun, makes-me-grin start.

“Lady Maccon”!! Werewolf pack! Sauciness! Oh my!!!

Not only do I adore the main characters, but I am also very, very fond of the secondary characters – such as Professor Lyall, Ivy, and Lord Akeldama.

Changeless also provided some connections to The Finishing School books as we see peeks at Sidheag and Niall – I will not provide more details because they could potentially be spoilers. But I will say I love the allusions to Sidheag’s finishing school days, and the fact that some of my suspicions appear to be true.

Changeless is unsurprisingly lots and lots of fun with humor, mystery, romance, and just enough scandalizing scenes to keep you on the flirty, feisty edge!

But… what an end!!! Ack!!!!!

Thank goodness I have the whole series!!!!!!!

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