Alexia Tarabotti is the soul of formality and fits with the most proper set in Victorian London. Well, as well as any soulless spinster with much too much Italian blood and much too great of an appetite possibly can. In a Victorian London where vampires set the social standings and werewolves run her majesty’s empire, being a supernatural is not that extraordinary. Yet, being soulless is something of an oddity. And when vampires and werewolves around London start disappearing, Alexia starts to garner some interest. Lord Maccon, a loud, messy, gorgeous, improper werewolf, is sent to investigate at the queen’s request. Fur flies (sometimes literally) when Alexia and Lord Maccon come together to solve this supernatural mystery.
I have to admit when describing this book to friends, I am the tiniest bit embarrassed at first. People start to get the look, “You’re an adult reading a vampire-werewolf-romance-fantasy.” But, as I insist to my judgemental friends, this book is different. This book is good. So good I succumbed and have read the entire series. And the rest of the books are just as delightful, funny, and charming as the first in the series. Gail Carriger has create as supernatural romance series that even I, an avowed supernatural cynic, enjoy. Now I must wait for the newest book to be published. So I encourage you, dear readers, do not be frighten or ashamed of reading and enjoying Soulless. It has a librarian’s approval.