Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review - Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) By Gail Carriger


Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3)
Written By Gail Carriger
Paperback

"A Novel of Vampire, Werewolves, and Templars"
-Oh, and can I include pesto to that list? Because by the end of this book I was craving pesto something fierce!-

Note - This is the third book in a series of five and if you have not read the previous two {Soulless Changeless} please do so before continuing on, as there are rather large spoilers ahead!

This is Book Three of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate Series, and I'm just as sold on this one as I was on the previous two. Once again Ms. Carriger has brought us back to Alexia's steampunk England, which continues to be full of all the wonderful things I've grown to expect from her. It's an England that is home to both Vampire and Werewolf, where dirigibles fly and only the best tea is had, where politeness rules and parasols are weapons hidden in plain sight.

Soulless Alexia Macon (née Tarabotti) is currently pregnant and cast out of her husbands home due to his disbelief that he could have possibly fathered her child. Of course, as a werewolf who is technically dead, you have to understand just a bit where he is coming from.

In an attempt to clear things up for her idiot husband Alexia embarks on a journey with her trusted (but tight-lipped) manservant Floote and the dashing (and rather flirtatious) Madame Lefoux to Italy, where she plans to find and question the Templar's as to what they know of her condition. On their way they are tracked by Vampire drones, meet up with members of the Order of the Brass Octopus, and receive help from an unlikely furry friend.

Meanwhile Lord Macon is busy getting as drunk as a werewolf can, Professor Lyall continues to clean up everyone's messes, and Ivy Hisselpenny has been left in charge of a hat-shop. Add to that the fact that Lord Akeldama and his drones have gone missing and you have yourself quite the adventure!

All in all, this was a lovely addition to the series and I can't wait to read the final two!

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This is my first ever legitimate book review, and I am equal parts terrified and thrilled to be releasing it out on to the Interwebs! Thanks for reading!

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