Skip to main content

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!!!!!!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Reckless

Reckless is a YA fantasy adventure by the ever-revered (for good reason) Cornelia Funke.

Jacob Reckless has been passing through a mirror portal in his father's forgotten (or, rather, ignored) study for years now. After his father disappeared and his mother became a shell of her former self, he found it. Since then, it's been hard to stay tethered to his world - instead, he's become more and more connected to the alternative option.

In fact, he's managed to make a name for himself as a treasure hunter. And always by his side is a loyal vixen named Fox, a shape-shifter. She's probably the closest thing he has to a friend - but Jacob still considers himself a loner. But he's become comfortable with the different creatures, monsters, and magic this world has to offer - even though right now they are at war with a stone people called Goyl. None of that interests him. He just seeks out his mysterious objects and fetches good prices.

But that's all about to change. …

Real Live Boyfriends

Real Live Boyfriends is a YA contemporary novel by E. Lockhart, and the fourth novel in the Ruby Oliver quartet.

Here we are on the last day of “Ruby Oliver Week” and if you aren’t already reading these books – well, why not?

But I’m more than sure most of you are – and hopefully you’re all caught up, and therefore not at risk of being spoiled by my review of Real Live Boyfriends. You’ve been warned!

Ruby Oliver is beginning her senior year of high school with a real live boyfriend: Noel.

At least she thought she was.

After having spent the rest of junior year and the beginning of summer being fully in love (okay, they never actually said the word, but the vibes were strongly in that direction), Ruby is now confused.

Again.

When Noel went to visit his brother in New York for a while, almost every day they talked on the phone and exchanged funny emails. She never once felt insecure.

Until all of a sudden – communication stopped. Ruby would call and he wouldn’t answer. She’d leave a voice mai…

Titanic: S.O.S.

S.O.S. is the third and final book in Gordon Korman's middle-grade Titanic trilogy.

This is the third book in a trilogy, book addicts! You must, I repeat, must read the first two books (Unsinkable and Collision Course) before you read this review. Otherwise you are just going to ruin all the twists! Sure, we know the Titanic sinks - but the surprises that are revealed about our characters, among other things, should not be spoiled!

But all of you that have read the first two books (which I hope are many of you, because this a great series), can rest assured that I won't spoil anything from S.O.S. itself - just a basic recap and my opinion.

Here goes:

The Titanic is sinking. No one wants to believe it, but the bow is almost imperceptibly starting to dip into the freezing Atlantic Ocean - and our four main characters are thrown into a race for survival.

Paddy is locked up below deck, having finally been caught as a stowaway. In one cell over are the very criminals that wish him dead…